Bienvenido a Miami! (as seen from my plane)

Miami is Nice, So I’ll Live There Twice… Miami!

If you read this post’s headline and immediately thought, “GOLDEN GIRLS!,” well, bravo! We should definitely be friends in real life if we’re not already, because, well, GOLDEN GIRLS.

The Ocean City NJ boardwalk at sunset

Summer Down the Shore

To most mid-Atlantic dwellers “down the shore” implies sandy days at the beach, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and sunburned noses, and evening strolls along the boardwalk complete with lotsa junk food and the occasional ride.

The Coney Island Wonder Wheel rises over Luna Park.

Coney Island Nights: Ferris Wheel Junkies and Tilt-a-Whirl Ghosts Collide

I can’t say I love Coney Island, but I can say it stops me in my tracks, makes me think a moment. To my eye, Coney Island is a monstrous mix of gritty, glittery, weird and heartbreaking. Here’s why.

How to Explore Martha’s Vineyard in 48 Hours (or Less!)

How to Explore Martha’s Vineyard in 48 Hours (or Less!)

Ah, Martha’s Vineyard. The very name conjures images of windswept beaches and Kennedy family scandals. If you’re considering a trip, peek at my guide for experiencing the best of the Vineyard in 48 hours or less.

The Bateaux New York passes the Statue of Liberty.

Sunset, Skylines and a Supermoon: Getting Romantic on Bateaux New York

It’s been a year of amazing sunsets in extraordinary locales. But what ranks as one of the most romantic sunsets of them? I can thank a swanky, Parisian-style boat cruise around Manhattan and Mother Nature’s Supermoon for that treat.

My sublet's living area, complete with tree decals :)

Adventures in Subletting: Moving on Down(stairs), to the West Side

For 2 digital nomads on a budget, landing the perfect NYC summer sublet would be nothing less than a gift straight from the New York City gods. And despite the odds stacked against us — we did it! Take a peek inside our latest digs.

Central Park pond

Summer 2014: Doing It Well, New York City-Style

Nearly a month into my newest location independent jaunt in New York City, I’ll give you a glimpse of Gotham’s highlights in the summer season. Thinking of planning a trip this summer? This could be your inspiration!

Bivalves, Lobsters and Foraged Things: Welcome to Portland, Maine!

Bivalves, Lobsters and Foraged Things: Welcome to Portland, Maine!

I was downright giddy to finally visit Portland, ME, said by those in the know to be one of America’s top food cities. Eat and see the city’s sights with my top picks for Portland.

Best Trip Ever? Maine.

Best Trip Ever? Maine.

The Maine fantasy I concocted began years ago, and like most of my fantasies, I have absolutely no idea from whence it sprung or why. It just … felt oh-so right. Did the reality live up to the dream?

New York City (justininsd via Flickr)

Hot Child in New York City

With my South American exploits safely behind me, it’s time to focus on the next destination in my location independent adventures: my former haunt, New York City. “Why, oh why are you returning?” The question keeps being asked. Here’s my answer…

A balcony with a view. (And NO, I didn't take pictures of the naked neighbor, you pervs!)

I Found Joy in That There City (Naked Neighbors Aside)

Like honey attracts flies and Justin Bieber inexplicably attracts tweens, it seems my lot in life is to attract naked neighbors.

Another fiery sunset in Destin, FL.

And the Livin’ Was Easy

I’ve said before that I’m my favorite version of myself when I travel, and I want to see that side of myself again, and soon.