Good morning! Here is the final installment of my series on planning your first trip to NYC…today we are covering sights and my favorite eating spots on the Upper East and West Side and Central Park. Two of the biggest museums in Manhattan are in these neighborhoods, as well as my favorite skating rink in winter, but there are a number of smaller gems as well as an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea room! And make sure you check at the end of the post for a BIG money-saving tip!
I’m piggybacking onto my last post with today’s list (by neighborhood) of the sights and restaurants I’ve enjoyed in the southern half of Manhattan, below 40th Street. Next week, I’ll post a list of my favorite sights above 40th Street!
Happy December! I’ve been on radio silence for a while…after working so hard on the midterm elections, I needed time to rest, recharge and nest at home. But I don’t want to let December pass without a post or two, so today I thought I’d share my best (and worst) moments of travel this year! In no particular order, here they are…
Biking through the forests of South Bohemia – in September, I went on my second bike trip with two girlfriends. This time we biked through the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, with more varied terrain than we experienced on our first trip. My favorite days were spent biking through the forest…the trees, rivers, shade and the gigantic mushrooms (the biggest I’ve ever seen) combined into pure joy!
When we went to France in August, we had one day to fill between our arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport and our stay in the Dordogne region (to read about our stay in the Dordogne, click here and here). I had just read a fascinating trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine, so we decided to spend our free day at The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.
Happy Wednesday! My husband and I spent today hiking in the North Carolina mountains with our dog. I love having these midweek adventures with him; it will be one of the things I miss most when he goes back to work!
The Winged Lion Memorial – a thank you from Great Britain honoring the 2,507 Czechoslovak airmen who served in the Royal Air Force during WWII.
Hello from the Czech Republic! I’m currently biking around South Bohemia with two girlfriends (follow my adventures on Instagram here) – if you haven’t been to the Czech Republic, add it to your list! It’s a beautiful country with warm, friendly people – we’ve had so many great experiences! We flew into Prague and spent a couple of days there before we started biking. I found this running tour of Prague, and it sounded like so much fun that we booked it for our second morning.
Hello again! If you’re still reading, I’m glad I didn’t scare you away with my last post! But these things happen, right? We have these images in our head about how it will be the perfect vacation, and it’s never quite the same…real life happens instead.This trip was very different from others I’ve taken, and I ended up LOVING the differences!
The riverside town of Beynac-et-Cazenac, with the church and chateau perched at the top of the town
Happy Monday all! We recently got home from ten days in France – this trip marked a transition for me, as it was the first family vacation we’ve taken without our two oldest children, who now work and live in different cities. I think our youngest may have missed the company of his siblings after spending ten days alone with his parents….