One of my favorite ways to explore Brooklyn, and New York for that matter, is on foot. Walking down the side streets, intersecting through movie sets, impromptu photo shoots, adorable canine meet cutes, and colorful produce stalls all weave together to create a vibrant sojourn of culture, cuisine, and cute overload.
According to this article from The New York Times, the happiest part of a trip or vacation is during the planning stage. There is a heightened sense of anticipation, where expectations are high and the future seems open with endless possibilities and adventures. During the trip itself anything can go wrong. Bags can be lost, personal items stolen, reservations cancelled, and weather can be less than desirable.
To celebrate this utopian state of mind, I’ve dedicated this post to one of my upcoming trips: The Philippines. Ranking number 23 on my countries traveled list, I will be visiting the capital city of Manila and the island of Boracay to start. Just one year after typhoon Haiyan, I’m eager to see how the country has rebuild itself, and shown its resilience.
Goodbye summer! Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to look forward and start planning all of my favorite autumn activities: apple picking, leaf peeping, road trips, fireside drinks, and pie baking. The warm weather may be fading, but that’s just an excuse to replace sun dresses with sweaters.
As the leaves begin to change and weekends are no longer reserved for beach trips, it’s time to start editing not just your fall wardrobe, but your recreational activities as well. With only a few short months before the New Year begins, 2014 has saved the best for last with regards to its art fairs and festivals. Enjoy a side of leaf peeping with the outdoor exhibits, and escape the chilly weather with the large scale, tented galleries. For your fall weekend guide, here are eight art shows to see before the year ends.
Fall Fest Boulder, Colorado September 19-21
Dedicated to preserving the downtown neighborhood, Downtown Boulder Incorporated presents this year’s Fall Fest, a celebration of all things autumnal. Artwork, live music, a margarita tent (there’s beer and wine too!) and local bites all join together to create a celebration of Boulder and it’s fall foliage season.