Exploring Manhattan: Why the High Line Is Awesome Despite Tourism

The High Line in Manhattan is a beautiful path straight down the west side of the island. But so many locals and tourists trying to do locals’ stuff skip it because of how touristy it gets. And I get it, I don’t like people either. Yet, I love the High Line! Let me tell you …

7 Reasons Gantry Park Should Be on Your NYC Itinerary

Gantry Plaza State Park is a locals‘ paradise in NYC. It’s an oasis of a park that spans a huge chunk of Long Island City’s shoreline. People come here to relax, to propose, to celebrate. And it’s because this park has just about everything you could ask for – it’s easy to get to, has …

Hiking Acadia National Park: Ocean Trail (Sand Beach, Thunder Hole)

Acadia National Park’s Ocean Trail is a really cool trail, despite being heavily trafficked. Whether you’re coming from Cadillac Mountain or you just drove in from Bar Harbor, you have to make a stop here. Along the way, you can stop off to enjoy Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs. Make sure to check …

Hiking Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain & Gorham Mountain

Whether you’re spending a day, a weekend or a week in Acadia National Park, I strongly recommend checking out Cadillac Mountain and Gorham Mountain. They’re easy hikes (and even drives!) to incredible views. Along the way, you’re immersed in Acadia’s characteristically rocky terrain and leafy deciduous trees. Here’s some of what you can expect if …