Christmas In New York – The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary

Christmas In New York – The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary

The assholes at Australian immigration (just kidding, please let me in) still haven’t approved my second year working holiday visa, so I’ve been trapped in the US for close to two months. I haven’t been able to make any travel plans yet, since I’m not sure where I’ll be based. So I’m in limbo. I’ve had a nice extended period of time with friends and family, but tbh I am over it and itching to get back out there.

I’ve gotten so used to jetsetting and living abroad that being back home has been… underwhelming, to say the least. So I’ve stayed one (small) step ahead of boredom & depression by jetting around the States, avoiding all my responsibilities, and blowing all my money on food and fancy cocktails. Rough life, hey?

My most recent trip was a spontaneous visit to NYC, which me and one of my best friends planned with less than a week’s notice. Sometimes the best holidays are the ones you excitedly throw together last-minute. Winter in New York is magical, and we packed a lot of sightseeing and a ton of food into our four days. I’ve compiled all my favorite activities and restaurants here, for a fun-filled holiday that will leave you as happy (and full!) as I am!

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New Orleans Food Guide: Beignets, Fried Chicken, and a Whole Lot of Booze

New Orleans Food Guide: Beignets, Fried Chicken, and a Whole Lot of Booze

New Orleans is hands down my favorite city in the United States. Aside from its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and delightfully lax liquor laws, it’s the birthplace of Cajun & Creole cuisine and boasts some world-class food. One of my best friends moved there a few years ago, so I’ve had the opportunity to visit three times now. Every time I visit NOLA they practically have to roll me onto my flight back home, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

So far I’ve been able to explore the French Quarter and the nearby Garden District, but I still haven’t even scratched the surface of all the incredible restaurants in NOLA. New Orleans does food BIG. Think decadent three-course brunches, 25-cent cocktails (!!) and more butter than your arteries can handle. You basically can’t go wrong, but I’ve listed my favorites (so far) here.

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