Mohonk Mountain House

After living in New York for 5 years, I still struggle with the concept of a “weekend trip” from the city. Without a car, I get a sense of anxiety from planning a trip for a weekend and feeling stranded. There are many places outside of the city in Upstate New York, Connecticut and New Jersey that are beautiful and easy to get to, but being there with just your legs to get around sometimes stresses me out.

When my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to go somewhere for Memorial Day weekend to get out of the city and actually see some nature, he did a lot of research and found Mohonk Mountain House. It was perfect for us because after a short cab ride from the Metro North train station, you did not need a car the entire weekend. Everything including restaurants, the spa, and hiking trails were all on the property.

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Bordeaux, France

This most recent trip to Europe coincided with my 26th birthday so my expat friend living in London left it up to me to choose where we should spend the days leading up to it. I knew I wanted to be in France and I had always wanted to see the countryside of France so after much deliberation, we settled on Bordeaux. It doesn’t hurt that Bordeaux is the world’s major wine industry capital.


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