Reflecting back on my previous trip to New York City, I was both surprised and intrigued to see just how drastically different the lifestyle and culture was in New York City compared to back at home in sunny Orange County. At every crowded intersection, pedestrians crossed the street at lightning speed with a purpose and destination in mind. Not only did the fast-paced lifestyle help me accomplish my list of to-do's in a shorter amount of time, but I also learned how to navigate through all of New York through various methods of public transportation. As a suburban Orange County resident, I'll admit that the first few days felt like a bit of a struggle, as I eventually learned how to pick up the pace and adapt to the city lifestyle. My daily schedule of transferring from bus to train to a second train became a breeze by the time I had to wave New York goodbye. However, a little birdie told me that somebody may be returning to New York City in September 2017 so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see ;)
Is it just me or is vacation planning stressful sometimes? After experiencing a few stressful vacations in the past due to improper planning, I went ahead to compile a few useful tips to make my next getaway even better. In fact, my most recent vacation with friends took place in Seattle and this past experience has taught me so much about how to stay organized during vacation. If you're ever planning a vacation with your friends, family, or solo, here are a few top travel tips I would recommend to ensure that your next vacation will be a memorable and stress-free experience.