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A New York Country Bar Turned Into My Favorite Bar in The City and Here’s Why

When I found a New York country bar three years ago I knew I could make this city home, because the only real positive connection I have to my childhood is country music. It’s one of the few constant things that have defined me my whole life and one of the only things I’ve inherited from my family. I got my first pair of cowboy boots when I learned to walk, and I danced around...more

I Want to Tell You All About My Big Move to the Upper West Side

There is a lot to be said about change, especially since too many people are resistant to it. Letting the universe shift even just a little means being shaken, unsteady and it takes a minute to regroup when the rumbling stops. Maybe it’s a bit unusual, but I am slightly addicted to this feeling, constantly looking to upset the routine, shake up the monotony, and carve out new patches of sky to marvel at. As...more

Spending the Day In NYC and Why You Should Be A Tourist In Your Home City Too

Sometimes it's really easy to forget that I live in a city that people from all over the world come to visit. I forget in the middle of my routine of train rides, bar shifts, and dodging tourists on the street, that there is so much to see right here. Occasionally, I brave the crowds (and sometimes snowstorms) to get out of the little bubble I've created in New York City. It's important to be...more

The 5 Month Couchsurfing Experience I Had in Order to Budget Travel

My five month couchsurfing experience taught me everything I needed to know about privacy. We all have a personal bubble, we need space, and we need to know that we have somewhere to seek refuge, to escape from the world and everyone in it when it’s just too much. So how did I spend 15 weeks jumping from dorm hostel to strangers couches in an attempt to travel as long as I possibly could? I...more

My First Big Adventure is Booked

Los Angeles to New York, New York to Boston, Boston to Portugal. Plane tickets are purchased, itineraries booked, there’s no turning back now (not that I want to). I am about to embark on my first big backpacking adventure. It started a little less than a year ago (8 months to be more specific). I had what I thought was a crazy idea to sell my things, quit my job, pack a bag and just...more