5 kid – FRIENDLY ROOFTOPS TO VISIT IN NYC 

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5 kid – FRIENDLY ROOFTOPS TO VISIT IN NYC 

One of the questions I get asked the most whenever I post Instagram stories while chilling at a rooftop bar in NYC is: are minors or parents with kids allowed? The answer tends to be no. Rooftop bars are, well, bars and usually provide food and entertainment intended for adults only. There are, however, some […]

Breathtaking views at The Skylark rooftop lounge in New York!

The Skylark has been for years one of my favorite rooftop bars in NYC. It is located right in midtown, steps from the heart of Times Square and despite the busy location,  it has an elegant/exclusive yet casual atmosphere with of course, breathtaking views! I’ve been there before at different occasions but this was my […]

12 of the best rooftop bars in NYC!

Whenever I share a rooftop bar on my instagram stories ( @marthasachser  ) I get so many questions about my favorite ones in the city! So here it is, one of the most requested posts: my favorite rooftops bars in NYC! Enjoy!   Know before you go Rooftop bars are are but drinks and food tend to […]

The perfect happy hour at one of the most famous rooftops of NYC!

I always say that my favorite observatory in New York is the Rockefeller Center. And it is easy for me to explain why: I can see both the Empire State Building and Central Park pretty close from up there and if you know anything about me, you know I’m obsessed with both. So imagine being able to […]

Weekend in Columbus – What to See and Do

This past weekend we escaped NYC for a nice family trip to Columbus, Ohio – which was voted one of the top 10 domestic destinations by the Travel Channel in 2020.Our flight was less than 80 minutes long but if we were to drive, 8 hours is the average time from NYC. This was my […]

8 Places to Have Brunch in NYC!

Every weekend, restaurants are packed around midday… You’d be mistaken to think that’s due to lunchtime with its typical dishes like pasta, beef, salad… Weekends are brunch days, that is, a hearty breakfast with pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, potatoes, eggs cooked in every possible way, and, of course, mimosas and other traditional beverages. Brunch gathers friends […]

Staycation in NYC – Our stay at the Williamsburg Hotel

Even though I’ve been living in NYC for 10 years, I believe I will forever  feel like a tourist here. I’m always amazed by this beautiful city and all It has to offer.  But packing my bag for a weekend away in Brooklyn was a whole new level! Ryu and I took a much needed […]

10 THINGS TO DO IN STATEN ISLAND – NEW YORK CITY

Did you know? Staten Island is one of the largest boroughs in NYC and the farthest one away from Manhattan. Connected to both Brooklyn and New Jersey, the island is not much  explored by tourists, in spite of its many cultural and historical attractions. Because of its small resident population, this region is full of […]

New York City month by month – the best events, weather and things to do!

One of the questions I get asked the most on social media is “What are the best things to in NYC in xx month?”. In hopes of making it a little easier for fellow travelers, I decided to put together a month-by-month guide to NYC. Here I’ll list some helpful tips for attractions, events, holidays, […]

6 of the best NEW YORK CITY hostels!

If you’re a budget traveller like me, you’re probably familiar with the concept of hostels. I’ve already mentioned it a few times and even wrote a post about why you should stay in one HERE. Today, I decided to come up with a list with some of the best NYC hostels recommended by friends and […]

My Europe itinerary – 8 countries in 18 days!

Yes,  I’m that person who wants to see the most of  anew place in the least amount of time. And that’s okay, I don’t feel like I’m  missing out on anything and with planning I was able to see all I wanted. I also enjoy longer trips, especially when I’m really on vacation (did I […]

8 restaurants with the best views of NYC!

Many people have this expectation that NYC is chaotic, that is noisy and crowded…and to be honest some parts really are but today I’m bringing some of my favorite places in NYC to disconnect from the craziness and enjoy the view, literally!  Oh, before I forget…To see more of my day to day life in […]

A night to remember: my experience at the Speakeasy Magic

Forget everything you know about “more of the same magic shows” and thank me later! Ok, you might know by following me on instagram that there are many, many, maaany entertainment options in NYC, which makes it a bit hard to decide which ones are worth your money and time. Recently some of you asked […]

11 things to do this summer in NYC!

Yeah, the heat is real people! But so is the fun in NYC! There are so many things to do in the short 3 months of higher temperatures that it can be a little overwhelming! So to make your trip easier as ice cream on a hot summer day, I selected some of my favorite […]

10 most romantic restaurants in New York City!

As a restaurant lover, it is hard to share only 10, there are SO many amazing restaurants in NYC, so make sure to check the restaurant tab HERE for more options but these are some of my favorites if you are looking for a nice date night! For more NYC tips make sure to follow me on […]

Some of the best free things to do in New York City!

Yes, there are so MANY attractions in NYC and we automatically tend to go crazy and think that we will go back home completely broke,. But this is not true and I will show on some of my favorite things to do in NYC for free or almost free. For more NYC tips make sure to follow […]

15 places and attractions you shouldn’t miss on your first trip to NYC!

First time visiting New York? I know it can be a little overwhelming so I chose my favorite 15 spots you can’t miss in the city! For more NYC tips make sure to follow me on instagram @marthasachser   and @blognyandabout. Make sure to check the best FREE THINGS to do in NY clicking HERE for more ideas!   DON’T FORGET […]

TOP 5 best hostels in NYC

You guys know I love staying in hostels. Even when traveling with my mom, I always check  to see if there are hostels in the area. There are many benefits that only hostels have (I mentioned 7 of them HERE)! So if you are considering staying in a hostel next time you are in the city, […]

My trip to Vancouver – Staying at the JW Marriott Vancouver – Hotel Review

Bonjour! If you follow me on Instagram you might know that I recently came back from Vancouver, a place that has been on my mind for years! Unfortunately I only had less than two days to explore one of Canada’s largest and most beautiful cities. 2 days are not enough for sure but choosing the […]

6 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow if You Love New York!

If you are a NYC lover, or if you are planning your next trip or even if you live in the greatest city of all, here are 6 Instagram accounts worth following for the latest tips, inspiring photos and great food!   1-@newyorkcity Beautiful pictures for your daily dose or New York! If you aren’t following […]

My first time in Chiang Mai – Where to Stay – Akyra Manor Hotel

As you may know, the most incredible month exploring different parts of Asia is over  and I couldn’t wait to relive the experiences I had by sharing my favorite ones here on the blog. Let me start with Chiang Mai, which was our first stop in Thailand. Chiang Mai is an incredible place, it has […]

Our days in Phuket: where we stayed and what we did!

Choosing the right location is key to make your trip to Thailand more memorable. And I’m soo so glad we chose it right! We stayed at Proud Phuket, this beautiful and super affordable hotel with the most friendly and welcoming staff. I seriously wanted to cancel all my plans for Phuket and spend all my […]