Not only are there activities for everyone in New York, but the dining scene is as diverse! Here are some of my favorite types of food and restaurants. As you can tell below my old haunts are mostly in Manhattan… This is a long post so skip around to find the type of food you’re…… Continue reading Taking a Bite out of New York City
My parents are in NYC visiting my sister this week so it brought back a lot of good memories. I thought I would share some of my favorite New York highlights this week! Here’s my list of basic things to do in New York and over time, I’ll add more highlights! Pick your poison: Mood: high brow…… Continue reading Keeping Busy in NYC
Food is a big part of our family trips and my boyfriend even jokes that the Van family stomachs take a vote… Beijing is particularly well known for its history and the history has influenced its delectable cuisine. I hadn’t had a hankering for Beijing food other than the Peking duck. On my most recent trip to…… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: Beijing Bites
I feel like airports are dreaded locations nowadays. Sure, we’re all excited about the trip and the adventure, but to get started on the trip, we have to get through lines, annoying security checks, and potential delays. Not to mention the awful United “re-accommodation” effort that has been on the news lately. Singapore’s Changi Airport…… Continue reading Changi Airport makes airports fun again
I’m not expert on the Blue Lagoon, but I wanted to share my experiences as a first-time visitor. Hopefully this can help you avoid my blunders! A little background… The Blue Lagoon actually is not a natural phenomenon. It is a man-made spa. A geothermal power plant (Svartsengi) was built close by in 1976 and the…… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to the Blue Lagoon
I am a dedicated planner and had some intense and detailed trip plans. If anyone is looking to make a trip to Iceland, I hope this helps! As a heads up, we rented a car so that we could explore Reykjavik and the great outdoors. Day 1 If you are flying in from the US, you will likely…… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesdays: Iceland
I’ve been flying a lot of budget airlines lately (a side effect of my funemployment), and have a few tips for those looking to fly budget airlines in the future.