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18 Things To Do on a Rainy Day in New York City

What to do in NYC when it’s raining? I get asked this question all the time so I put together a post to help you make the most of your time here in New York. Bad weather catches a lot of people off-guard, making most of them fret about how “their trip literally went down […]

Where to Stay in Oahu ~Waikiki Malia Hotel

It’s no secret that Oahu is my favorite place in the world and whenever I’m on the island I try to stay in Waikiki. This time we stayed at the beautiful Waikiki Malia hotel (@waikikimalia), located in the heart of Waikiki and with all the amenities we needed to make our stay on Oahu the […]

Best budget friendly hotels in New York City

When it comes to accommodation in New York, your wallet feels the pressure because things can get expensive with the high dollar exchange rate, right? But, as I’m always here trying to simplify things for you, I asked some of my readers to share their experiences in hotels with good value for the money in […]

10 Places to Photograph in New York

If you’re new here, nice to meet you! My name is Martha, and I have been a photographer here in New York since 2010. Even though I know and have photographed sessions in almost every corner of this city, it was VERY difficult to make a list of just 10 places that I love the […]

9 Places to photograph in Brooklyn!

As I always say, there is more to New York than Manhattan. The city has incredible places to visit and, of course, to take great photos. In today’s post, I’ll share some of the best places to photograph in Brooklyn, which is one of the most charming and modern boroughs in New York and one […]

Restaurants to celebrate Christmas Day in New York

Christmas in New York always comes with a lot of doubts when it comes to the famous Christmas Eve dinner! But for those who don’t know, here on the 24th it’s not celebrated in great style like we do in Brazil. So you won’t find many restaurants serving the famous Christmas dinner or even offering […]

Where to stay in Tokyo: The Aoyama Grand Hotel

Where to stay in Tokyo? When planning a trip to Tokyo it’s hard to find the perfect hotel, there are so many options, it is a huge city and for sure, it can be overwhelming. There are also different types of accommodation, from capsule hotels to hostels but if you are looking for hotel and […]

The Best Hotels in Long Island City – Queens

One of the questions I get asked all the time is: Is it a good idea to stay in Queens instead of Manhattan? First of all, Queens is huge, so you need to know where in Queens. But when people mention that, they usually mean Long Island City, this neighborhood in Queens that is super […]

3 Days in Montreal – Itinerary, restaurants and more!

May was such a busy month for me but I’m glad I was able to escape to Canada and spend 3 beautiful days in Montreal with HI Montreal, which is part of Hostelling International Canada, with more than 50 hostels in Canada! So today I’m sharing our itinerary and my experience staying at the hostel! I also […]

10 places to see the New York skyline

I don’t know about you, but there’s something magical about seeing city skylines from a distance, especially when that city is the one you love so much. And that’s exactly how it is for me, even though I’ve been living here in New York for over 10 years, whenever I see the Manhattan skyline from […]

17 tips to save money in New York City!

In times of a high dollar exchange rate, I’ve been receiving more and more messages from you on Instagram asking for tips on how to save money here in New York and still make the most out of your trip! That’s why I bring you another post full of valuable tips for those who want […]

9 of the Best Thrift Stores in New York

If there’s one post that has been requested here, it’s about vintage thrift stores in New York! I always show them on my Instagram (@marthasachser), but I’m finally putting them all in one post just for you! Beacon’s Closet A thrift store with clothing and accessories in good condition, it’s worth taking some time to […]

The perfect weekend getaway from NYC:  2 day itinerary to Columbus, Ohio

What to do in Columbus, Ohio? I’ve got you! We just came back from another perfect weekend with the family in Columbus, Ohio, one of my favorite cities in the US. The flight is less than 2 hours long from NYC (ours was about 75 minutes!) and I love that in Columbus there is something […]

15 things you need to know before traveling to New York

I have been living in New York since 2010, and almost every day some of you tell me something they did not know about the city yet or that would have made a big difference during their trip if they knew. It was difficult to choose just 15, but since these are the most recurring, […]

How to get discounted tickets to Summit Observatory in NYC

Yes, Summit One Vanderbilt is the only observatory that is not yet part of any of the major New York City’s attraction passes. I highly recommend the passes for those who want to save money on various attractions, including tickets for the other 4 observatories in the city. To learn more about the passes, click […]

The Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in New York City!

Spring has arrived in New York, and with it, the blooming of the flowers from over 40,000 cherry blossom trees that bring color to the city streets and parks every year. To make your spring trip unforgettable, I’ve listed some of the most interesting places to see cherry blossoms in New York, and of course, […]

What not to do in New York? 20 useful tips for your next trip!

Many blog posts offer tips on what to do in New York, such as attractions, restaurants, and general sightseeing, but today I decided to bring you the exact opposite: things NOT to do in New York! It’s important to keep in mind what not to do because there are prohibited things, sightseeing that is not […]

14 kid-friendly rooftop bars in New York!

One of the questions I receive the most on my Instagram direct messages when I post stories at rooftop bars here in New York is: can minors or children accompanied by parents enter rooftops in New York? The answer is usually no, as rooftops are bars and serve alcoholic beverages, and the legal minimum age […]

Christmas time at Disneyland Paris

If you’ve been following me on instagram you might know that we just got back from our 2 week trip to Europe with Serena (my almost 2 years old daughter) and I’m sooo happy that we had an amazing experience! Don’t get me wrong, it was tiring, her schedule was all over the place, she […]

How to Throw a Vegan Party in NYC!

Serena turned one!! I can’t believe I’m writing this my friends…It was such an amazing ride, the best and the hardest year of my life for sure! Celebrating her life was so important to me and I really wanted to make something cute, she only turns 1 once so I thought about a theme, the […]