New York State of Mind

Ahhh the city that never sleeps…New York, New York ❤


New York is just one of those places you have to see for yourself. Not only is it a world-wide known destination; it is filled with so much to do that you could never be bored.

Now if you are a first timer and not a big city person, then you might be a bit overwhelmed and it might be a scary thought to plan a trip to NYC. Being from Chicago, it is just another big city for me, but when I say big…I really mean it. It is impossible to get through everything in one weekend, but also a weekend is the perfect amount of time as well because you know you will be back.

The city sucks you in somehow and leaves you with wanting more of it, so book that ticket you will not regret it.


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What’s better than views in Florence? Food of course!

Yes, Florence is incredibly beautiful, but the food is unbelievably delicious and one of the best parts of Italy in general. Being in Florence for a whole semester gave me the opportunity to eat a lot and by a lot I really do mean a lot (yes I did gain like 10 pounds and yes it was so worth it).

Of course I have to start with the best, not only because it is my favorite food, but what other country is more know for its pizza than Italy!?

There was not one pizza in Florence that didn’t taste good, but there are some places that are of course better than others. If you want really delicious pizza, stay clear of the touristy areas! Not that the pizza isn’t good, but it’s usually over priced and I can guarantee you that you will have better and cheaper a few steps away. So don’t hesitate and walk through those pretty cobble stoned streets and venture out to some more local finds.

I personally had the privilege to live right by one, Mr. Pizza, which I have gotten more times than I will tell you. It was cheap and open really late which made it convenient (and bad for my diet) for those long nights out when all I wanted to do was go home and indulge on some pizza.

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