• Eating,  Going

    Ultimate Guide to a Weekend in NYC

    Last weekend, a couple of friends of mine came all the way from Dallas to visit me in New York! We had an absolutely incredible weekend, regardless of how much rain we got or the fact that we didn’t get to do everything on our “must see” list. Such an incredible weekend, in fact, that I thought I’d share what all we did! Things we ate (let’s be real, that’s most important), places we went, what we saw, etc. Hopefully it’ll help inspire you for your next trip to the Big Apple! Also, I made a checklist of specifically FREE activities in NYC, so if you’re looking to save money,…

  • Going

    Free NYC Activities Checklist

    Visiting NYC but don’t have a lot to spend? No problem! While it may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, it also has an endless supply of free things to do. This list should keep you busy for at least a whole weekend, if not longer! 9/11 Memorial I cannot recommend this enough. Take a look around, soak it in. Remember. The part outside is free, but I would also STRONGLY encourage you to spend the $24 and go to the museum. My friends and I spent several hours there without even realizing it. If you have the time, seriously, go. MoMA on Friday If you’re…

  • Going,  Thinking

    6 Things No One Told Me About Traveling Solo

    Sure, you see a lot of stuff these days all about men and women who quit their day jobs to become travel bloggers, writers, influencers, what have you. Their lives look so incredibly glamorous, filled with infinity pools and jungle safaris, room service laden with exotic fruits and croissants, Instagram stories all about their fun-filled itinerary. And while a lot of their lives are as glamorous as they appear, I feel like, for an average person like myself… traveling by yourself isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here are a few things I realized shortly after I started my journey as a “solo traveler.” It’s lonely. Last night marked one week…

  • Going,  Wearing

    NYC Summer Packing Guide

    Helloooooooo from my little home for the month in NYC!! I’ve been here for less than 24 hours and can already tell I’m going to love it. For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently trying to decide where I’ll be moving to next. When my friend called me up a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to sublet her apartment in Queens for the entire month of July, I said HECK YEAH I DO! Because what’s life without a little spontaneity? So here I am, settled into her apartment and *almost* ready to explore the city. It feels like a furnace outside today and it’s supposed…

  • Eating,  Going

    My Favorite Healthy Travel Snacks

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about all my road trip essentials. Some of those essentials are healthy snacks to munch on! However, I didn’t want to limit it to just road trip snacks. So here’s a list of my favorite air-friendly (and car-friendly) healthy snacks! Lara Bars When I was on Whole30, these saved by butt on more than one occasion. I love them because they don’t have any added sweeteners – just dates! Also, NO idea how they make them taste so deliciously accurate with so few ingredients. The pecan pie bar has THREE THINGS: dates, pecans, and almonds. And it tastes just like pecan pie!! I…