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Gotham’s grounds of good

Gotham’s grounds of good

There’s more good in Gotham than most people give the city credit for, and lately giving back has gotten even easier–as easy as having your morning coffee. Studies and surveys have shown Americans spend an insane amount of money on coffee, about $1,000 each a year, and I’d argue that workaholic New Yorkers and travelers … Continue reading

20 gifts that give back (for mostly under $20)

20 gifts that give back (for mostly under $20)

I love giving while giving back; I think it’s rewarding, adds a story to the gift, and beats mass consumerism. But it can be challenging to choose something practical that the recipient will actually like and maybe even use, find legitimate websites, and not spend a fortune. Plus, let’s be honest, donating to charity in … Continue reading

Finding the good in DC

Finding the good in DC

It’s no secret that New Yorkers struggle transitioning to DC. And on top of adjusting to short buildings, big yards and roundabouts, I moved to a 9-to-5 cubicle, commuting by car and six months without travel. I’ve held a little grudge against the city by association and had to get a little more proactive about … Continue reading

13 Ways to Do a Little Good Today (or in 2013)

13 Ways to Do a Little Good Today (or in 2013)

My traveling philosophy is to change the world as you discover it, and that is even easier in your own world at home. If you’re not convinced you can make a difference in every place you visit and actually enhance your trip on the way, start right where you are. There are more ways than you think to take a little good a long way, and that doesn’t always mean donating to a cause. Continue reading

A little good lately

A little good lately

I’ve been very busy with food and travel lately, and while I’d love to write all about Saratoga Springs, Northern Michigan, and the NYC Wine & Food Festival, I already have…a lot. Feel free to check out the pieces if you’re interested in visiting any of the above yourself and while you’re there, here’s a … Continue reading

$25 for my 25th Birthday

$25 for my 25th Birthday

My 25th birthday is inevitably a time to reflect on where I’ve been, how far I’ve come, and where I’m going, but like any year, it’s a sign I’m getting older. It’s that year I am officially, unmistakably an adult…even though I hear I don’t look like it. A time I’m unquestionably accountable for my … Continue reading

How to Get to the Getaway

How to Get to the Getaway

The only thing that flew by faster than this summer was Labor Day (seriously, did it already happen?) and if you missed this free vacation you have to hold on to that regret the next time a three-day weekend creeps up on you. Guilty (and shameful) of working on the 4th of July, I determinedly … Continue reading

The speechless show that stood out

The speechless show that stood out

Many, many stories have come from the month or two I spent in Florence, because traveling abroad is so incomparable to intentional, costly, adult travel and yields countless lessons you carry with you. But the story I never tell is one that my group of four re-hashes frequently and the fact that it falls under my travel telling radar is even more a testament to the lesson that was learned. Continue reading