We’ve all been there. You have a layover before arriving at your final destination and your not sure what to do to pass the time. If you have more than 5 hours, I say stretch your legs, leave the airport and explore the city you’re in. Let me recommend a couple of my favorite cities to be layed over in and a few suggestions for what to do/see in each.
Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1947) was a Russian-born artist. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to the family of a well-to-do notary public, he lived in various places around the world. His family immigrated to New York in the 1920s and lived here a number of years before relocating to the Himalayas, where he spent the last two decades of his.
There are tons of good things to say about Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is very close to Williamsburg, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Brooklyn (only less crowded and with a more family-oriented culture), and is a breath of fresh air when compared to the crowded city. Let me walk you through a perfect day strolling in Greenpoint.
High quality ingredients, casual dining, cozy vibe, and high-end service… Trattoria Il Mulino does not disappoint. Everything listed on their menu are items you would be familiar with, however with an elevated taste. Not to mention, the staff are highly knowledgable and passionate about their menu, and have cultivated something to be proud of.
Manhattan is one of my favorite cities, but it’s not always easy. Maybe that’s what makes it so worthwhile. I’m so happy to make it a more permanent home over the next two years as I attend graduate school, to explore even more. NYC is one of those cities that really reward the planner. Check out my guide from earlier this month when I attended Governor’s Ball.
Nothing says the start of summer quite like outdoor music festivals and long walks around New York City! Had a blast this past week attending Governor’s Ball and wandering my favorite neighborhoods in the city and Brooklyn. Here are a few of my favorite routes…