Only At The Airport

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Around my thirtieth birthday, I decided it was time to kick this filthy little habit I had of reading gossip magazines. I’m not even sure when I started being interested in celebrity culture. I don’t remember buying US Weekly in high school but then I had a boyfriend with a Jeep, so I had better stuff to do. However upon leaving my twenties, I felt I could no longer justify supporting, not only the outrageous amount of attention and importance we place on movie stars but also the insanely invasive Read More…

Nine Reasons To Go To Minneapolis

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One of my first posts ever on this blog was called Nine Reasons To Go To Milwaukee which I started by saying: Before my most recent trip to check out my brother’s new home, anyone that I told I was going to Milwaukee all had the same response: Why? Leading up to Minnesota was no different. As everyone was packing their Labor Day bags for the shore, I was packing mine for the midwest and anyone I told couldn’t seem to understand why. Well I’ll tell you why! It’s because over Read More…

The Best Brooklyn Bike Ride Ever! Greenpoint To Coney Island

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Usually, around this time of year, I start to panic because I look back on my summer and realize that I spent a grand total of thirteen minutes outside. Subsequently, this is also the time of year that Jeff White starts to panic because the fury of excursion ideas I unleash on him are in such rapid succession, they tend to hit with the force of a three hundred foot tsunami. What can I say? That’s what he gets for having a girl as a best friend. But ANYWAY, this Read More…

Six Reasons To Go To Indian Rocks Beach

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A number of years ago, one of my very best friends gave up a cherished Manhattan apartment that she had called home for well over a decade. She had a two-year-old son at the time and the rising costs of living in New York City were making it harder and harder to provide adequately for him. So rather than stay and struggle, she made the very responsible decision to abandon her beloved urban dwelling and head to Florida where paying rent doesn’t require that you forfeit other luxuries, like eating Read More…

A Lone Star In Texas

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Doing things by myself has never been a favorite past time of mine. I always marvel at people who can go to the movies by themselves or sit solitarily in a diner. Especially if they choose a booth and not the counter. How can people eat all by their lonesomes, just staring at that empty seat across the table from them? It’s like my worst nightmare. I’m just too insecure to risk being out alone and having everyone looking at me thinking what a LOSER! However, recently my friends have Read More…

I Love Being At The Airport!

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Is there anywhere more exciting to be than the airport? Not like picking up or dropping off a friend, that sucks, but when you’re about to head off on an adventure, it’s the first stop on your trip, where you can experience all the crazy shit that the world has to offer. Including yourself. You Can Be A Totally Different Person I lie to everyone I meet at the airport. Why not? I’m never going to see them again and I don’t want to be my boring, regular self. Yesterday when Read More…

I Got Your Back, Grand Canyon!

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Recently, during a vacation to Sedona, Arizona, my friends and I decided to take a day trip to the Grand Canyon because it was only about two hours away. The Grand Canyon has never been at the top of my list of places to visit because honestly, isn’t it just a big hole in the ground? However, I always knew I’d get there eventually and figured this would be a great opportunity to check it off the list even if I wasn’t convinced I’d be all that impressed. Jeff White Read More…

How To Go To The Desert And Barely Make It Out Alive

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I don’t know anyone who wants to go on a vacation without the constant threat of death looming over them. Being from New York, I’m not happy unless my stress levels are so high, I can pop a blood vessel as easily as the four Xanax it takes to get me on a plane. So imagine my delight, when after planning what was supposed to be a relaxing week in Sedona, Arizona, I came to find out it’s actually one of the most terrifying places on the planet. Here is Read More…

The Stanley Saga: Part III

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I understand after the crazy week a lot of us have just had, not everyone is ready for the kind of nail biting drama that is the Stanley series, however I want to be done with this thing once and for all. So here it is; the harrowing conclusion of the Stanley Saga. After our falling out at the beach, I ditched Stanley and headed to Dublin. This left him with no choice but to reach out to the only other people he knew in Ireland; his friends from Limerick. Read More…

The Stanley Saga: Part II

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It’s time for another Stanley installment. As most of you know, this past spring I was asked by my friend Lisa if I would allow a little guy named Flat Stanley to join me on my trip to Ireland so that he would have all kinds of information to share with her son Cairo’s kindergarten class upon his return. At first I couldn’t have been more excited, however after a couple of days with this terror, spent trying to thwart his awkward sexual advances and keep up with his healthy Read More…