3 Days in Montreal – Itinerary, restaurants and more!

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 […]

23 Budget friendly hotels in New York City

Booking the perfect hotel here in NY can be challenging. The price you pay for a 4 star hotel in Las Vegas might get you an outdated room with not so comfy pillows in the city that never sleeps. That’s why I asked many of you on Instagram to share your experiences and came up with this list […]

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 […]

NYC Weekend getaway? Here are 7 reasons to visit Atlantic City

Some of you asked me on instagram if it was worth visiting the famous beach town in the winter so after another weekend in Atlantic City (in less than a year!), my answer to you is: YES! So I thought it was about time I shared some of the best things about one of New Jerseys […]


Yes, today I’m bringing you some tips for two amazing regions in New York State, so that you can enjoy the colors of autumn and take a break from the hustle and bustle of  Manhattan. Welcome to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley! I’ve always loved the entirety of the New York State; however, upstate […]

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 […]

How to plan a trip to New York City! – Budget, accommodation, itinerary and much more!

How to plan a trip to New York? This is for sure one of the most frequent question I receive from you guys! And even though there are many ways to start planning your next vacation, I’m gonna share how I usually plan my trips and also my opinion and knowledge as a NY resident […]

Some of the best “cheap hotels” in New York

Booking the perfect hotel here in NY can be challenging. The price you pay for a 4 star hotel in Las Vegas might get you an outdated room with not so comfy pillows in the city that never sleeps. That’s why I asked many of you on Instagram to share your experiences and came up with this list […]

Escaping NYC: our weekend at the famous Mohegan Sun

A couple weeks ago Ryu and I were able to escape NYC and stay at and explore the famous Mohegan Sun, one of the top entertainment, dining and gaming destinations in the US. Some of you have actually told me that I should pay a visit to the resort so I was thrilled to be […]

Our experience at the Scribner’s Catskill Lodge – Hunter Mountain!

If you follow me on Instagram, this is not news to you. But if you don’t, well, I highly recommend doing it, it takes me a little longer to update you guys here and I’m always sharing the best of NYC on Instagram stories so make sure to stop by and say hi! So as […]

7 reasons to stay in hostels!

I believe that at some point in the past decade I was bitten by a wanderlust bug and traveling became the top 1 thing on my daily list of things to do. After traveling the 50 states, I decided to go back to some of them and…explore some more! But yes, I know how much money goes […]

Exploring Boston – Our stay at the No284

I’ve been to Boston at least 3 or 4 times in the past 10 years, but I must admit that I never really experienced Boston until this past weekend. Ryu and I took some much needed time off to experience the winter in Boston at the cozy No. 284, an elegant guest house in the […]


I love New York, but I can always use a quick getaway to escape the craziness and fast pace of the city to disconnect and recharge for the coming week. And how lucky am I to have done just that in the largest casino resort in North America? YES! I was invited to experience Foxwoods […]

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 […]

Our experience at Alyeska Resort in Alaska!

Today I’m sharing with you my experience at one of the most beautiful hotels in Alaska, the Alyeska Resort. The place is all you can dream and expect of a perfect hotel: location, comfy rooms, great restaurants, some shops, great customer service, pool, swirl pool, spa, gym… the lsit goes on and on. Then you add […]

Thailand – My stay at the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok

Amazing Thailand…  yes, I was told and it was true! And I’m glad that I chose the right place to stay in Bangkok to start my solo adventure in the city. The Shangri-La Hotel is situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, less than 5 minutes walking to the metro station, in the […]

My itinerary for 10-15 days in beautiful California!

Hey guys! If you follow me on instagram (@marthasachser e @the50statesgirl) you might know that I’m finally came back from my amazing trip to the San Francisco area. Yes, San Francisco again! I’ve been to California ten times but this one was extra special, sicne I took Ryu with me!  So I decided to share with you […]

Monterey: Where to Stay and what to do!

Monterey is one of my favorite places California! A trip to San Francisco is not complete without driving south towards Big Sur and spending at least one afternoon in this beautiful town. This time I wanted to show Ryu the best of Monterey, so I decided to stay for the night and we booked a room at the beautiful Portola Hotel & Spa, one […]

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 […]