One of my travel goals for 2013 was to explore more cities in the United States and Nashville was at the top of that list. Oh, and if I'm going to be completely honest here, the ABC hit show of the same name might have had something to do with it. Although I don't own a TV, I started to notice that every week I came up with some silly excuse to watch an episode on Hulu. Nashville was never far fro[...]
 
 
Kyoto is often considered a traditional city, particularly because there are so many temples and places of worship. While that's certainly true in many aspects, I also found it to be very modern and full of creative people doing innovative things. Here are three cultural activities that I recommend for any savvy and stylish traveler...and even if you're not necessarily seeking these off-the-beaten[...]
 
 
Although my time in Tokyo was short, I was still able to experience several unique aspects of the city. It almost felt like a sneak peek though because as soon as I touched down in New York City I was ready to turn back around.Like most international hubs, there are so many different ways to tour Tokyo and this post is aimed at five: architecture, avant-garde art, cuisine nature and nightlife.[...]
 
 
Japan was absolutely beautiful in October, not that I expected anything less. Before reaching Tokyo and then moving on to Kyoto, our group spent several days exploring a few of Tokyo's neighboring towns and attractions that are often overlooked by tourists. The only thing I would change if I could do this over would be to have more time in each place rather than rushing through them all. That bein[...]
 
 
Before visiting for myself and discovering otherwise, I assumed that summer was the best time to experience Croatian culture. Images of larger-than-life yachts and drunk twenty-somethings danced in my head but that was as far as my imagination wandered.Our trip was specifically tailored toward budget, off-season travel so I was somewhat surprised when some of the regional reps said things like[...]
 
 
My first trip to Tokyo lasted less than 72 hours so I really didn't have too much time to explore every neighborhood or visit every historical monument. I did, however, spend a few hours at the famous Tsukiji fish market and wow - what an day! We arrived there around 8am, which sounds early but by the market's standards, we were right on time.Considered the world's largest wholesale fish and s[...]
 
 
Let me just start off by saying that I loved Zadar. I also have a feeling that if I hadn't done any research before heading to Croatia, I might have skipped this city altogether and that would have been a huge bummer. Before visiting the country, there were always two images that came to mind when thinking of Croatia: yachts and beaches. Granted, I'm probably not alone in those perceptions, as Cro[...]
 
 
Let me start out by saying that I'm not the most outdoorsy girl out there. Sure, I camped with my Brownie Troop as a kid but then again that was in our camp leader's backyard. I did camp for real in West Virginia and the next day I woke up to go white water rafting. Regardless of your adventure level, there are a few destinations that I'd consider camping and Sydney is one of them.Here are 5 p[...]
 
 
I've been having a lot of fun with my previous "Bucket List" posts so I figured, why not do another. This week I'm taking on Melbourne and it was hard to narrow my list to just five.1) Wander down Hosier LaneA huge reason why Melbourne has intrigued me for years is because of the vibrant street art scene. Living in New York does give me plenty of opportunities to marvel at graffiti but I i[...]
 
 
Two summers ago I got the chance to spend a few days in Lapland (Finland to be exact). While I've never visited Lapland in winter, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks with all the fluffy white snow all over the place. If I were to go back to Lapland in the wintertime, here are some of the adventures I'd fill my days with.1) Be an Elf at Santa's WorkshopDuring my stay in Lapland, I sp[...]
 
 
I had so much fun writing my hipster guide to the Lower East Side that I decide to make it a series. There are so many amazingly fascinating neighborhoods in New York and each deserves a little praise once in a while. Today's guide is all about NoLIta, or North of Little Italy to be exact. This is arguably my favorite area of Manhattan, although it's really a toss up between here and the LES. I gu[...]
 
 
If you've been following my Instagram feed lately, you've probably seen enough pictures of the Lower East Side to feel familiar with this hip and very trendy neighborhood. The LES was my stomping ground when I first moved to the city in 2009 and I recently moved back to the area - to a different apartment on the same exact street to be exact. Talk about coming full circle!In case you are plann[...]