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Habits I Picked Up Whilst Travelling

Finding Time to Read When your budget is small and you can’t afford to go to the MOMA in NYC or shop till you drop on Fifth Avenue… You go to the park and read. As it might be your cheapest option. I found myself reading a lot more whilst travelling because firstly, I had an abundance of time for myself, secondly it was free (if you already have a book) and thirdly I just enjoyed being able to stop, sit-down and take in my surroundings whilst reading a great story. Keeping Up With My Skin-Care Routine There is no excuse for getting sloppy with your skin-care whilst on holiday. You have all the time in the world!!! It also helps to believe in the products you’re using. I took a trip to Glossier the first second I got to New York (read here) and bought a bottle of Milky Jelly Cleanser. The whole experience of buying it directly from the Glossier Penthouse then using it for the first time and being blown away, has made …

Rainbow Smoothie Bowl @ Amazebowls, L.A

If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face I don’t know what will… With a treat so colourful and full of nutrients, I couldn’t help but feel like I fed my soul too. In celebration of Pride month, Amazebowls have created a very beautiful rainbow smoothie bowl and it’s truly delicious… I chose the Dragon Bowl-Z base which contains pitaya (dragon fruit), banana, strawberries, basil, lemon, coconut and pineapples. With rainbow decoration of course. check them out if you’re in the area 🙂 ARTS DISTRICT Located @ One Santa Fe 300 S. Santa Fe. Los Angeles, CA 90013 http://www.amazebowls.com  

Why I Chose To Travel Alone

Fellow lone travellers can agree that there are so many perks to adventuring solo. If you’re on the cusp of taking a solo trip but you have a few doubts, I’m here to reassure you, you’re on the edge of a great thing… 1. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, with whoever you want. That’s right, complete freedom! You can do whatever. you. want. If you want to get up at 4AM to watch the sunrise, nobody’s gonna tell you no. If you want to spend a whole day shopping, you can. If you want to just relax in your hotel all day, you can! It’s completely up to you. It’s up to you whether you want to hang out with others too, if you’re staying in a hostel, you’re going to meet super fun people, so the option to be with people is always there. But if you want to just be on your own, you can. You set the rules! 2. It’s being completely independent. I’ve always been quite an …

How To Get This View.. For FREE

The highlight of my trip so far, has not been the cheap but delicious iced-coffee from Dunkin’ Doughnuts. Instead, a view of Manhattan I’ll never forget… Craving an experience I would remember for a lifetime, I starting searching the net for ‘unique views of Manhattan‘ and ‘Things you have to experience when in NYC‘. “I may never be here again” I told myself, I have to soak it all up. So after discovering information online about the Staten Island Ferry, I head straight to Whitehall Street Metro station (I took the W line all the way down from Queens) Then hopped onto the ferry, for free! ‘The Staten Island Ferry is a free passenger ferry shuttle operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. It runs 5.2 miles in New York Harbour between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7.’ If you come to New York, you have to experience this. The feeling of freedom you get being out on the water, the fresh, clean air and getting …

BAOHAUS: Best Buns in NYC!

Two brothers Eddie and Evan Huang opened up this food spot back in 2009 changing every thing people knew about taiwanese-chinese food…. “As kids, they worked in their father’s Steakhouse down South but instead of staying, they decided to share the homestyle Taiwanese-Chinese food they ate at home. When Eddie quit his jobs as an attorney/hustler/street wear designer, they decided to set up shop in a 400 square foot, subterranean, bomb shelter at 137. They didn’t do it just to sell baos, but instead create a mouth piece for the social, cultural, and political issues they cared about. Since 2009, they’ve gone home to feed 200+ homeless families in Orlando, Won the Chow 13 for groundbreaking use of social media, stuck up for Danny Chen, opposed the Tiger Mom, and accidentally hot boxed a restaurant in plain view. Some sh*t be happening some time naw mean?”  Onto the menu, it’s minimal so you could end up ordering everything, which I firmly support if you’ve got the hunger! I ordered the fried fish bao and the …

Solo Travelling: New York

After completing my first 24 hours in New York City I feel confident enough to tell myself… “Hell yeah YOU did it!!!!” The lead up to my flight was quite stressful because, me being me, I left everything until the last minute. I’m talking important things like travel insurance and converting my £ to $. So after accepting my unorganised self, I got on with it as best I could and you know what? I made it to New York in one piece, with my luggage intact. After many sleepless nights and text messages from worried friends, I was starting to re-think the idea of doing this on my own. So many things can go wrong! I miss my flight, I get lonely, I run out of money, I get lost in a city I don’t know… All of these things could of happened or might still happen. However, I’ve made it this far and I wont let fear overtake the huge feeling of accomplishment. Travelling alone on an aeroplane full of strangers, successfully finding …