Of the many reasons I both love New York (and admittedly at times, can’t stand it) its diverse food scene never ceases to surprise me. For little more than the swipe of a $2.75 metro card, I can find myself discovering authentic flavors from cultures that would otherwise require an overnight flight and passport stamp. Of course, narrowing down New York’s vibrant food scene is a hard task to do when there are five boroughs bursting with cultures and rich flavors yet these 10 eateries are some of my favorite spots in the city to enjoy a classic New York meal without the price tag.
The past two years of The Pin the Map Project has been a whirlwind of highs and lows; yet my passion for this corner of the web I’ve created is something that has me always looking forward to typing away on my laptop at my nearby coffee shop. As a relatively new blogger, I have picked up lessons in building a blog following in the past two years; below are a few of the ways I look to build my traffic and readership both on my blog and social media.
From Times Square to Union Square, from the streets of New York to the food that it serves; the following snapshots capture summer in the city that never sleeps.
This post was contributed by travel blogger, Laura, from girlxdeparture.com. Laura is based out of Berlin and is an avid traveler who spent a year studying abroad in the United States and continues to travel and share her adventures on her blog. Here, Laura shares her list of the best markets in Berlin.
A photo diary of Colombia’s colorful seaside city, Cartagena, as taken on a recent assignment for VICE.
In celebration of global artisans around the world, I am thrilled to be partnering with fellow blogger (and one of my favorite sites) Drew of The Hungry Partier! Together, Drew and I will be offering one lucky winner the change to win a FREE 3-month subscription to GlobeIn (that’s 3 artisan boxes at a $100 value!).
I can practically imagine the bustling streets of Bangkok, the vibrant fruit and flavors, the enticing smells of food stalls and the roar of city noises that envelop you upon arrival. For those catching a flight to Thailand, of the many things to see the following five experiences are essential!
In the past, I’ve often written about the ways to save on flights since airfare will usually prove the most expensive part of a trip. Travel is as expensive as we make it–from the accommodations we choose to the food we eat–and is customizable to our budgets and tastes. Beyond the flights, here are tricks for saving money on travel and stretching your dollars far so you can stay on the road longer.
Money is the dividing factor–the line in the sand between a life of freelance assignments and travel or one where I navigate office politics and have 20 days out of 365 of which I can call my own. Whether aspiring to become a freelance travel writer and bracing to jump the corporate ship; or simply saving funds to globetrot around the world for a year–I believe that traveling is as expensive as we make it. Everything–from plane tickets to accommodations–can be affordable if you’re savvy to the tricks on airfare hacking and more; but of course it all begins with saving.
I headed out to Flushing, Queens to visit one of Xi’an Famous Foods’ locations and to explore a part of New York I had yet to explore. New York is said to be home to the largest Chinese population outside China and while I had ventured to Chinatown in Manhattan, I hadn’t discovered Flushing– a vibrant Chinatown of its own.
I am in between trips right now–having just returned from assignment in Colombia and looking towards my next trip to Morocco in August–and to feed my wanderlust I tend to look to creative ways to bring the globe to my doorstep. One such way is with GlobeIn, an amazing company dedicated to supporting artisans in remote regions and fighting to eradicate poverty by giving local craftsmen a global audience.
When I came across a Pop Sugar article on Dominique Ansel’s newest Burrata soft serve earlier today, I decided what better way to start the weekend. I had sat out the cronut craze started by Ansel and followed religiously by other foodies, but could not ignore the siren’s call of a Burrata ice cream.
I read today that Forbes projects more than half the U.S. work force will be freelance come 2020; for our sake as a society I truly hope so. Technology gives us the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, to communicate with co-workers although we are on different timezones and I hope that in the future we can afford our dreams without being chained to a desk and sacrificing our passions in the process.
The air felt cool as it hit my face and my bicycle cut through the night down 34th Avenue in Queens. Lively music seemed to emanate from every corner of the borough as my boyfriend, Jeff, and I cycled past. Each passing block seemed to hold the promise of a party where neighbors and… [Read More]
Our travel stories are our most precious souvenirs and while pictures fade and bracelets can unravel, our travel stories stay with us. With that in mind, I want to hear your best travel stories! I am excited to announce a travel giveaway of three adorable luggage tags for one lucky winner to win and take with them on their next adventure.
In an age where journalism has been whittled down to top 10 lists and meme heavy “articles,” it can be tricky to draw a line in the sand between a formal journalist and a blogger. As someone holding both a journalism degree and Wordpress blog, in my opinion the difference between the two titles comes down to this: creative freedom.