2017 was quite an active year for travels. Before our trip to Paris and Amsterdam that summer, we visited Tulum, Mexico in the spring. Neither one of us had been to Mexico before. Cancun just seemed not that appealing with its party-city reputation. Since my boyfriend and I have a thing for ancient civilizations, we […]
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Best Vegan Options in Williamsburg that Even Non-Vegans Can Enjoy
One of my favorite things in life is food and trying new ones along the way. Sometimes it’s a challenge when traveling to places like Paris or Amsterdam to find plant-based options. Living in Long Island City, we’re pretty close to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which lucky for us has plenty of great restaurants. And since my […]
Trying the Easy Trails at Promised Land State Park
Since having a taste of the hiking life at Watkins Glen, I wanted have another go at it. In these Covid times, choices are limited in how far I can go ( see what I did there? haha ). Anyways, I wanted to try somewhere out of New York but not too far. I had […]
Getting Back to Nature
With all the madness going on in the world today, it’s important to take time for yourself and just be. Just for a moment, forget that there’s bills to pay, chores to do, a virus to avoid. My SO and I try to meditate everyday, even for a few minutes. It’s amazing how quieting the […]
Adventures in Costa Rica: Exploring Arenal
It was February 2016…. Birds chirping, the lull of the overhead fan whirling. Waking up without the sounds of urban life. No horns, no sirens. I open the door to our little cabin, at Hotel Brisas Arenal, nestled in the lush greenery of La Fortuna, Costa Rica. It was the perfect location, in that it […]
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