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[...]
 
 
May has flown by much faster than I expected. This time last year I was just leaving a thrilling month in Colombia and gearing up for a trip to Israel and Palestine. This time around, I'm still managing to find adventures right in my own backyard. Here's what I've been up to lately.Kicking my Summer into GearClearly, someone had a little too much fun here. I couldn't help but to jump up an[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
Berlin introduced me to something I've rarely experienced in my own travels: luxury hostels.My first two nights were spend at Circus Hostel, which has a pretty stellar location, right next to the Rosenthaler Straße U-Bahn stop. It's also part of a chain, which includes Circus Hotel and the newly added Circus Apartments. First Impression After a not so memorable hostel stay in Jerusalem, I wa[...]
 
 
Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting for the weekend, experiencing a typical NYC styled brunch should be near the top of your To-Do list. Rather than hopping aboard a double-decker tourist bus and watching New Yorkers eat from afar, get in on the action and head to a trendy brunch spot yourself. You'll have a better view anyway, although after your third mimosa things may become [...]
 
 
In less than a month I'll be coming up on my second full year living in the concrete jungle otherwise known as New York City.  To some, this is nothing close to a milestone, but for me it's a reason worth celebrating.  Tangent aside, I've been watching more Sex & the City than I usually care to admit and have found myself identifying with the single Manhattan ladies more than ever before. Unti[...]