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Travel Deals and Discounts!

Traveling is an investment worth making, but if we can save money without compromising the quality, even better, right?! That’s why in this post, I’ve brought all the main discounts from the blog to make your trip cheaper and more complete! Remember that most of the links below are affiliates, which means the blog receives […]

Iceland Travel Guide: itinerary, FAQ, prices and more!

About  2  years ago I traveled to Iceland, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, to celebrate my birthday! The challenge? To explore it as much as possible in just 3 days! Yes, since I only had that amount of time available for the trip, and Reykjavik was less than 6 hours (by […]

Top 10 best things to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was one of the coolest stops in my one-month-long trip to Asia. I only spent two days there (click HERE to watch the highlights of my trip on my Youtube channel) and I could’ve stayed at least three more to make the most out of every corner. On today’s post, I’ll share some […]

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 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 […]

From Brazil to the Big Apple – a Neurosurgeon’s journey – with Dr. Christian Ferreira

As a Brazilian, I love learning about other fellow Brazilians who are contributing and making progress in different areas here in New York City! When I came across our interviewee I knew I had to start my series of “Brazilians in the Big Apple” with his story! I had the joy of sitting down with […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]