I just got back from a mini vacation to New York City with a couple of my best friends from high school. My friend, Mitch, had never been, I had been twice, and Nina had visited last summer. It was a fun trip in a few different aspects. 1) We stayed at an Air BnB for our first time, 2) We are all 21 now and 3) We did a mix of touristy things and also found some local gems that we wouldn’t have been able to find without the help of social media.
We stayed in Brooklyn – which ended up being a bit of a hike to get to Manhattan (about a mile walk to the subway, then a 20-45 minute train ride depending on what part of Manhattan you get off at), but saving money to stay in Brooklyn was definitely worth it. I would recommend dealing with the commute to save a ton of money that you would be paying for a hotel.
Below are a few things that we did and what I recommend doing for people who have or have not been to New York City before.
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting some friends in Boston, MA. While I am unfortunately still in my last few days of my junior year of college, my friends in Boston have been finished with their year for the past few weeks at Berklee College of Music.
After discovering that Sia would be performing at a local festival, I knew I had to fly out to see her perform and visit some old friends. I hadn’t visited Boston since December 2014 and jumped at the chance for this weekend getaway, considering the fact that Boston is one of my favorite cities and Sia performing at a festival is a rarity. Read on for some of the highlights of my trip:
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Last Thursday, I flew to Nashville, Tennessee to spend a few days with my friend, Taylor, from college. She’s from Nashville so I flew home with her for the weekend and we had a great time exploring the city. I’ve been to Nashville twice before this trip, but this visit was particularly fun because we didn’t do all the touristy things: I didn’t even go down Broadway street at all.
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