Category Archives: New Jersey and New York

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15 Awesome First Time Solo Female Travel Destinations USA

Updated: 12 March 2024 Planning first time solo female travel is overwhelming even if you feel super excited at the same time. To tell you the truth, I still vividly remember my first solo trip to Scotland. My flight was delayed due to thunderstorms. I already hate flying. Let me tell you … listening to […]

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Packing Guide: What to Pack for NYC in May

UPDATED: 9 March 2024 Ahhh, New York, New York! My (sadly very expensive) soul city! New York in May is beautiful. After a long and snowy winter, locals are ready to take back their streets and parks, and life feels even more vibrant in the USA’s largest city with the arrival of nice weather. Of […]

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Is New York City Worth Visiting? My Honest Opinion

Yup, this is probably the most controversial post that I’ve ever written in my life, haha. I mean, how can I even begin to write a blog post answering the question “is New York City worth visiting?” It’s freakin’ New York City.  We’ve all seen NYC in movies and television shows, as well as read stories that take […]

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Solo Travel New York Guide: 10 Best Reasons to Go to NYC Alone

Updated: March 2023 As a traveler, I frequently mention that NYC is my “Soul City.” I understand that New York is not for everyone. It’s massive, crowded, stressful, expensive, and at times, unfeeling. However, in my opinion, there is truly no other city like New York, and no matter what the future brings, NYC will […]

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13 Amazing Things to Do Alone in Rochester NY

Note: Visit Rochester kindly hosted me for a long weekend in exchange for coverage. As always, all opinions are my own and it’s my main priority to write honestly about my experiences. For years, I’ve associated Rochester with … well, school! After all, this city is home to the selective University of Rochester. Not to mention, […]