A few of my favourite bars in New York City

There are bars aplenty in New York City – in fact, there’s a bar on (almost) every street corner. Every New Yorker will have his or her favourite haunt, and given the choices on offer in New York, you’ll soon find one that suits you best, whether it’s the local dive, a hipster haven in…

Moving to New York: 5 essential things to pack

If you’re moving to New York, you’ll find almost everything you need for your daily survival there. There’s no need to move your entire wardrobe or shoe collection – there’s plenty of shops in New York City that will cater to your every need. However there are a few things even New York City lacks…

A few of my favourite museums in New York City

There’s no lack of choice when it comes to museums in New York City. Any top ten list of the city’s attractions will include at least one museum, and for culture vultures, the hardest part is choosing which ones to go to. These are three of my favourite museums in New York City. The Metropolitan…

Top 5 Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

A New Year means new possibilities and new beginnings. The start of things. A chance to do things over. On New Year’s Eve, people around the world gather to celebrate the past and toast to the future. There are many ways and places to ring in the New Year, but for something above and beyond…

Cottage by a Lake: Keuka Lake, NY, USA

It’s close to midnight by the time we check into our hostel on the Upper West Side, where Jeff has booked a surprisingly clean and comfortable private room. The only catch? Shared bathrooms. If you never have to use the toilet, then the Central Park Hostel is the place for you, with rooms a steal…

Exploring the Empire State, New York

Lake wedding My plane lands into a sparkling New York City skyline, but this time I’m only another transient in this city. In and out in the next 12 hours, headed to other parts of the Empire State. The drive up the next day, out of urban jungle and cityscape, into green trees and the…

7 days in New York: Things to do in NYC

  New York City is the stuff of dreams, by turns mesmerising, inspiring and fascinating in equal turns. There’s so much to see in the city that never sleeps, a little bit of planning before you travel to New York will help you maximise your time there. If you’re going on holiday to New York,…