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LA: WEEK 2

LA: WEEK 2

Like I mentioned in my week 1 post, I am soulfully an East Coaster and initially didn’t get the whole California appeal. Though I don’t have a total change of heart, I’m still happy to report that LA is remarkable in less conventional ways, such […]

LA: WEEK 1

LA: WEEK 1

My 2 weeks in California were filled with just the right amount of amusement to keep this East Coast gal from yelling, “Where’s a damn bodega when you need one?!” I was invited by several friends to come bask in the California sun and take […]

Exploring  DUMBO

Exploring DUMBO

I’m quite certain many people don’t even know what DUMBO’s acronym stands for: Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Back when Brooklyn was becoming the hyped up scene it is today, (for hipsters and trust-fund babies anyway), Dumbo seemed to be the first neighborhood everyone […]

Shuk Machane Yehuda 🇮🇱

Shuk Machane Yehuda 🇮🇱

From as far back as I can remember, Machane Yehuda has always been on my bucket list. When I finally got a chance to go 4 years ago, it was everything I imagined it to be. This time around, I remember being very pressed for […]

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Old City, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

This is where cultures come together, (or collide, depending on who you are and how you choose to view things). I personally loved every aspect of the Old City. There’s so many things to see, foods to try, people to meet. This is a mecca […]

Har Nof, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Har Nof, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

My time spent in Har Nof was short and sweet. I went to visit my cousin who’s currently studying abroad there. I actually met up with her after my visit to the Tower of David Museum. We lunched in Denya Café where I had delicious […]

Rechavia, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Rechavia, Jerusalem 🇮🇱

I recently came home from Israel and I find it daunting to properly convey all that’s happened over the course of the three weeks I was there. But I’ll try my best. There will be more posts here where I explore other cities, museums, and […]

Central Park Treasures

Central Park Treasures

There’s nothing quite like Central Park in the wintertime. I’m not talking about the ice-skating rink or this year’s Winter Jam. I’m talking about the lesser-known gems this park holds. I won’t go so far to suggest these are hidden treasures, (cinematic classics and corny rom-coms have scouted these […]

Touring Niagara 🇨🇦

Touring Niagara 🇨🇦

Somewhere amid our 17-hour-drive up north, Sherry, an elderly woman, turned to me and asked if I’d like some nuts and dates. Her Persian accent was deeply charming, but grew persistent with every ‘no thank you’ I offered. After placing a cluster of pine nuts […]

Hiking Watkins Glen

Hiking Watkins Glen

Driving through the Finger Lakes region in Upstate NY, with a short stopover in Watkins Glen, was super beautiful. So many vineyards! Our tour group’s drive up to Canada was just underway and our coordinator thought it best to give us some place to explore. […]