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 awhile. 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 gue[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
So I'm going to start this post off by saying that no, I've never been to Dubai. It's not that I don't have any interest, but the opportunity has never come knocking at my door. However, I recently attended a travel event here in New York and had an interesting conversation with a fellow writer about how it's quite possible to go beyond the glitz and the glamour often associated with the city.[...]
 
 
Québec is truly a bohemian city. I had always heard as much but then again, you can never know for sure until you visit yourself. I found it to be a city of contrasts that somehow manages to form a unified whole. For example, the romantic cobblestoned streets found within the walls of Vieux Québec are nothing like the innovative St. Roch neighborhood where indie music and avant-garde fashion thriv[...]
 
 
Sometimes I look back and think, “Wow, I was really brave.” Despite being a well-traveled 26-year old (at least I think so!) some of my most daring decisions and memorable experiences happened before I became a travel writer by profession. During my semester living in London, I took every opportunity to travel. One of my most exciting trips was going to be Spain, where I would reunite with a few [...]
 
 
Maybe it was Eat, Pray, Love or just my affinity for pasta, red wine and gelato but I've fallen for Italy hard. During my semester studying abroad in London, two friends and I flew to Venice for our week-long Spring break. From Venice, we hit Florence and Rome before boarding our flight back to the UK.That being said, there are so many other cities and towns in Italy that I didn't have the cha[...]
 
 
During my semester studying in London, I took full advantage of traveling throughout the country. It didn't take me very long to discover that England was a world of its own in many ways. As a self-described literary nerd, I was completely dazzled by cities and towns like Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Not only were these villages visually stunning but they also hold so much literary signif[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Andrew Tipp.Scandinavia. It’s expensive, right? So it’s probably best to skip cities like Copenhagen when you’re backpacking around Europe?Wrong. Well, not completely wrong. It is expensive - you won’t get much change from £7 when you buy a pint. But it’s totally worth visiting, either as a short trip in itself or a stop on a longer backpacking adventure.Obvious[...]
 
 
As New York finally starts to feel like Spring, my mind is already thinking ahead to summer. Autumn is hands down my favorite season in New York but summer does have perks like free concerts and outdoor festivals to keep everyone entertained.Still, I'm always surprised when I hear non New Yorkers rave about how amazing it is here in the summer. Clearly, visiting New York and actually living he[...]
 
 
Tourists in New York are pretty easy to spot. They tend to do annoying things like stop in the middle of a sidewalk to take a picture or worse, they make it nearly impossible to skirt around them because they all walk next to each other.I certainly don't mean to sound judgmental because after all, I'm a tourist whenever I travel to a new city and I do realize that not everyone is as clueless a[...]