Learning something new everyday
I’d go back in a second. Taken at Sanur Beach Dec 2009 #photography #tbt #travel #bali #jeffbuckley
Been dreaming of Bali again. #travel #tbt #PathOn #abeautifulmess
My niece wasn’t very fond of the elephant smell. #lol #tbt #Thailand #elephantrides #travel #Square
Another one to the shelf. #travel #CostaRica #honeymoon #latinamerica
On the to-do list.
Going shopping! #travel #cheap #tix #flights #spring #deals
Getting my #sweaters out of storage. This #teal one I got #thrifting in #NewZealand. The strudel-looking #purse is from #Argentina. #BuenosAires to #Queenstown #travel the #world. (Taken with Instagram)
And back from NYC. Our trip was a 4 day whirlwind including Central Park and everything iconic Manhattan and over to Brooklyn for a day. We walked the High Line (an abandoned metro track now turned city park), was amazed by the lights of Time Square by night, walked the Park watching its performers by day, saw the spectacular architecture of the Guggenheim inside and out, hitched the Subway down to Battery Park to catch the ferries to Liberty & Ellis Island. We were also a fortunate few to get some of the last tickets to the 9/11 Memorial Site that was very well-done and emotional on many levels. We then hiked it over to Greenwich & the West Village to stumble onto the NYBD = New York Band Draft where bands with drafted members battled with 2 original songs and 1 cover (it was crazy madness and great what some of the bands composed in a month…others not as much). The next day we ended up doing all things Brooklyn/Williamsburg like the brewery and record stores. Then spent the last day enjoying the last bites of a NY bagel and ended things on the Top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to view the whole city from their observation deck.
This was no cheap trip… …but we did use apps like ScoutMob that saved us over $100 on food, and another app called HotelFinder that publishes last minute deals offered on rooms not taken…we saved at least another $100 on that (only used one of the nights).
We flew by the seat of our pants with no itinerary other than buying our reserved ferry tickets to bypass the 2hr long wait to see the Statue if we hadn’t (we hear the Staten Island ferry is another way of seeing it even though you don’t stop but you get a close-up view as you go by). We passed up the opportunity to go to the top of the Empire State Building…1) because we both had done it before 2) it was expensive…$42/person just for the lower observation deck & 3) the wait was over 2hrs. Instead we opted for the Top of the Rock which was an even better alternative…only $25/person, you get views that include the Empire State Building as well as Central Park, and there was no line going up or coming down. It was great!
It was an easy trip for us, taking the bus up from DC, so we’ll be looking for new things to do on the next one…
…I’m already being inspired creatively from this one
We love you New York.
Here at our hotel! #NYCbday #travel #EmpireState #FifthAve #Broadway (Taken with Instagram at Hotel Metro)
Bound for the Big Apple…our bus trip is underway (w/ @rokville)
It is the best traveling when you don’t know where you’re going or where you’re staying, you get suggestions from friends or locals (and good deals!) along the way! So for my birthday we’ve got a wkend getaway planned over Oct 5th - 7th to New York City, but this time we’ve only got our bus tickets and ferry to Ellis Island booked. Everything else is a wait-and-see. And I can’t wait… to see!
What would you do if you were heading there?
Into the heart of Bali.