20 foods that you must try in New York City by a native New Yorker

20 foods that you must try in New York City by a native New Yorker

If you’re visiting New York City, you’re probably salivating at the thought of the food in New York City.  As a native New Yorker living abroad, I got very hungry while writing this…but I hope that it provides some inspiration for some classic dishes and desserts that you must try in New York City.

I try to focus less on the cool instagram things, instead the classics that never change too much.  That said, I include some crowd favorites. I’ve included also the best places to buy these famous New York foods in New York City.

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20 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting New York by a native New Yorker

20 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting New York by a native New Yorker

I’m a proud New Yorker who was born and raised in New York City. When someone asks me what they should know when visiting New York for the first time, I don’t always know where to start as there’s so many things to do in New York. I’ve decided to take a different approach here with some NYC local secrets to help you navigate your trip better.

Expect some humorous tips for first time visitors to New York (although those on their fifth trip to NYC might find this travel advice helpful). I sincerely hope that these New York travel tips come in handy and help you avoid some of the mistakes that people make on their first trip to New York. 20 Insider tips for New York under the cut.

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Everything you need to know about traveling without a car in the United States

Everything you need to know about traveling without a car in the United States

As someone who is American and has never had a driver’s license, I am uniquely qualified to write about traveling in the United States without a car.  A lot of people say it can’t be done–and it will be miserable, however I’ve found that it has minimally impacted my experience traveling in the United States. This post will be about my experience living and traveling in the United States without a car and I hope that inspires you to travel in America in a more sustainable way! (more…)

What to wear in New York City: A New York City Packing List for all seasons

What to wear in New York City: A New York City Packing List for all seasons

If you’re planning a trip to New York City, you might be trying to figure out what to pack for New York City.  I’m a native New Yorker, so hopefully I can help you figure out what to wear in New York City.  Keep reading for tips on what to bring to new York City, what NOT to pack for New York City, and a New York City packing list for every season. (more…)

First Time Guide to New York City 5 Day Itinerary by a native New Yorker

First Time Guide to New York City 5 Day Itinerary by a native New Yorker

I’m so proud to be a native New Yorker and I love to help first timers plan their first trip to New York City. I’ve made a five day itinerary for NYC with advice on what to see and eat mostly in Manhattan for all budgets.

This is a local guide, so although I cover the famous sites, I encourage you to see the smaller neighborhoods/places that make New York special. The Big Apple has so much to offer year-round, so most of these tips can be also used over the holidays. There’s a FREE downloadable map with all the best places to see in New York City in 5 days.

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Neighborhood guide to the UES with the best things to do on the Upper East Side

Neighborhood guide to the UES with the best things to do on the Upper East Side

Paging Gossip Girl:  I’ll be sharing a guide to the Upper East Side written by a fellow native New Yorker and blogger who has been living on the Upper East Side for a while. This guide will cover the best things to do on the Upper East Side, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive areas, with a focus on culture and history.    (more…)