Sightseeing

Visiting the Singapore Zoo

  • December 17, 2018

Singapore is an interesting place. During my year in Malaysia, I lived right across the causeway from Singapore in Johor Bahru (or more accurately, a kampung outside of JB). While the two cities are close geographically (maybe 30 minutes by car), it takes quite a bit longer than you might think to cross the border. Coming from Malaysia, you grab a bus at Larkin Bus Terminal, make a transfer at the…

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Food & Drink

The Best Pastries in Paris and Where to Find Them

  • December 10, 2018

When visiting Paris, it’s just as important to plan the food you’re going to try as it is to buy tickets to Musée d’Orsay or choose which day you’re climbing the Eiffel Tower. With so many delicious options on the menu and limited time to taste them all, you want to be prepared. Paris produces some of the best pastries on the planet, so be sure to set aside some…

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Sightseeing

Krabi Province: A Guide to Thailand’s Lesser Known Paradise

  • December 3, 2018

While Phuket gets the most press as Thailand’s premier beach destination, Krabi is a great alternative. Located in southwestern Thailand on the Andaman Sea, Krabi has it all: picturesque beaches, fantastic restaurants and a convenient point of entry at Krabi International Airport. While Krabi Town is nothing to write home about, its surrounding beach towns are definitely worth visiting. Ao Nang is a great place to stay, and is centrally…

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Food & Drink

Flushing’s Best Food Court: New World Mall

  • November 26, 2018

If you descend the escalator of the New World Mall in Flushing and immediately want to flee the overwhelming pandemonium of this enormous Asian food court, it would be very understandable. But I’d urge you to take a deep breath and dive in instead. Like many other parts of the amazingly diverse borough of Queens, stepping into the New World Mall feels like you’ve been transported to a busy city…

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Sightseeing

A Weekend Trip to Normandy & Brittany

  • November 19, 2018

While Paris is indisputably a beautiful city filled with more culture than you could absorb in a lifetime, there is much more to France than just the City of Lights. If you’re itching to get away from the hustle and bustle of the capital and see a different side of France, consider a weekend trip to Normandy and Brittany. This itinerary is jam-packed but easily accomplished! With any travel itinerary,…

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Sightseeing

Why Venice Is Worth A Visit

  • April 23, 2018

Lao-Tzu once wrote, “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” I can only imagine he was talking about someone exploring Venice. Venice is unlike any other place I’ve been, especially compared to  other Italian cities. When I’ve visited Italy, it’s been go-go-go sightseeing the whole time. And while I’ve loved it all, from the Colosseum in Rome to David in Florence, I hadn’t found…

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Top 5: Beautiful Beaches Around the World

  • March 26, 2018

It’s around this time of year (well, actually I’ve been thinking about this for about two months) that I start dreaming of tropical beach destinations. Although spring is coming, New York has yet to thaw out and I would love nothing more than to be laying on a beach somewhere far, far away right now. If you’re looking for a little mental escape yourself, check out my top 5 favorite…

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Food & Drink

Birthplace of the Burger: Louis’ Lunch

  • March 12, 2018

While New Haven is certainly known for its pizza, it holds another important culinary distinction as well: Louis’ Lunch, home to the world’s first hamburger. Opened in 1895, Louis’ Lunch is recognized by none other than the Library of Congress as the  Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich. They’ve been using the same vertical cast iron broilers since the 1920s, for which they own a patent. If you’re looking for fancy…

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Food & Drink

Sunday Eats at the Grand Bazaar NYC

  • March 5, 2018

While originally I was planning to publish part two of my travel guide to New Haven today, I was so excited to tell you about what I ate this weekend that I couldn’t put it off.  Yesterday, Jake and I headed to the Grand Bazaar NYC, a weekly market on the Upper West Side whose proceeds go toward funding for four public schools in the surrounding neighborhoods. There are all…

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Sightseeing

A Weekend Away in New Haven, CT

  • February 26, 2018

Last weekend, we took a much-needed weekend trip to New Haven, CT. Why New Haven, you may ask? For the pizza, obviously. But it turned out New Haven had a few more things to offer as well. We kicked off our day with burgers at Louis’ Lunch, which recognized by the Library of Congress as the birthplace of the burger. Full review coming soon! After lunch, we meandered over to…

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