Your guide to the North Fork without a car with the best North Fork wineries

Your guide to the North Fork without a car with the best North Fork wineries

If you want to enjoy a relaxing day trip from New York City, consider heading out to the North Fork of Long Island for a relaxing day, great wine, live music, and delicious food.  Both my dad and I have been coming out to the North Fork for years and the popularity of this accessible wine region in New York has been growing in recent years.

This miniature guide to the North Fork written by my dad will include insider tips for the North Fork, the best North Fork wineries (according to us), where to eat on the North Fork, and tips for safe transportation without driving. (more…)

Where to stay in New York City: 13 affordable hotels in New York City

Where to stay in New York City: 13 affordable hotels in New York City

A lot of you have asked me if I had any recommendations for clean and cheap hotels in New York City. As a New Yorker myself, I’ve struggled with giving out hotel recommendations as well, I don’t stay at a hotel when I’m in New York.  I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers and friends for their picks for affordable hotels in New York City and I’ve provided some insider tips for finding cheap hotels in New York City. (more…)

Your insider guide to Astoria, Queens with the best things to do in Astoria NY

Your insider guide to Astoria, Queens with the best things to do in Astoria NY

As a New Yorker, I believe that it’s my duty to inform you about Astoria, a neighborhood in New York City. This charming neighborhood encapsulates so much what is New York: a strong immigrant identity, great food, culture, fantastic museums and gentrification…  Keep reading about the best things to do in Astoria NY and why you need to visit this unique Queens neighborhood, which is one of the best neighborhoods in Queens to visit! (more…)

Your guide to Buffalo by a former resident with the best things to do in Buffalo NY

Your guide to Buffalo by a former resident with the best things to do in Buffalo NY

Although many people underestimate Buffalo, New York, but the Queen City has a lot to offer.  I spent a couple of years in Buffalo and I must say that there are a lot of interesting things to do in Buffalo, NY. Buffalo is one of the most architecturally rich cities in the United States. If you’re visiting Buffalo from Niagara Falls, Be sure to take at least a few days to enjoy the stunning architecture, delicious food, and cool neighborhoods of Buffalo. (more…)

Your insider guide to Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights by a native New Yorker

Your insider guide to Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights by a native New Yorker

Brooklyn is on the rise and a lot of you have asked about Brooklyn although I’ve decided to focus this post on two of the most popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn for tourists: Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.  I’ve decided to ask my dad, who was born in Brooklyn and remembers the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

After 25 years working in downtown Brooklyn, my dad is here to dish about two neighborhoods of Brooklyn that he knows best. Keep reading for insider tips on the best things to do in Downtown Brooklyn and the best food in Downtown Brooklyn.  (more…)

Best brunch in NYC: Your insider guide to 8 great brunch places in lower Manhattan

Best brunch in NYC: Your insider guide to 8 great brunch places in lower Manhattan

In New York City, brunch isn’t just a meal — it’s a way of life. Come the weekend, New Yorkers will line up around the block for a chance to eat at the newest brunch place in New York. I’ll be the first to admit that I am the most indecisive person when it comes to brunch. With so many options in so many neighborhoods, how on earth do you decide where to go? Today, I’ll be sharing a post by Margaret, a fellow New Yorker, about her favorite brunch places in lower Manhattan.  (more…)