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15 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN NYC!

Bad weather catches a lot of people off-guard, making most of them fret about how “their trip literally went down the drain”. But don’t worry, this post is here to help you plan a rainy day that goes well beyond visiting museums! There is a world of attractions waiting for you in NYC. Enjoy!  Oh, […]

10 THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI – THAILAND

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 […]

8 GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS IN NYC

I get a lot of messages on my Instagram asking about restaurants that serve gluten-free dishes in NYC. Well, the list is finally here! Please note that gluten-free options are very common here, as well as  vegetarians or vegans. Even if it is not stated on the menu, don’t hesitate to ask your server about […]

WHAT TO DO IN NYC ON CHRISTMAS DAY – 8 IDEAS WITH ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, AND RESTAURANTS

If you’re planning to spend Christmas in NYC, you’re probably wondering what to do on the 25th. It all works out nicely on the 24th, but some attractions, shops, and restaurants do close for the 25th, so it’s important to make a plan beforehand. Still, I guarantee there are plenty of options for your itinerary! […]

5 AMAZING CRUISES IN NYC – for dinner, brunch and happy hour!

You all know how much I love taking boat rides, yacht rides, and mini-cruises on NY waters any time of year. Despite living here, I still haven’t grown bored of it, and, of course, sharing it all with you on my Instagram just makes it even MORE special!  Trips like this usually cost more than […]

The Ultimate New York City Itinerary – download now!

Planning a perfect trip to NYC takes time and effort. With so much to see, things to do, amazing restaurants and unique shops – and the fact that this isn’t a cheap destination – a little or a big help is more than welcome! Hi! I’m Martha Sachser (@marthasachser)! After 10 years of living, exploring […]

5 cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands to try in 2020

One of the questions I get asked the most is “which vegan beauty brand do you recommend?”. So I decided to put together some of my favorite ones and some I recently discovered and am testing right now…and so far so good. To see more of my day to day life in NYC, check out […]

How to Dress for Winter in New York City

I get a lot of questions asking what to wear in NYC during the winter! Since I’m always talking about it on my Instagram stories, I didn’t realize I hadn’t actually written a post on this subject until now, so here I am! Unfortunately, I don’t have that many photos to share, so I’ll write […]

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, […]

7 PLACES TO GET DESSERT IN NYC

There are few things I love more in life than desserts. In fact, I’m the kind of person who eagerly exchanges an entire savory dish for sweets, no second thoughts! That’s why I just had to share my 7 favorite places to get a nice dessert in NYC, whether they’re a post-meal treat or the […]

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 […]

How to plan a trip to Japan: our expenses, itinerary, accommodations, FAQ and more!

Writing this post makes me feel a mix of bittersweetness, joy, and gratitude! Bittersweetness because, although going to Japan had always been my dream trip, I adapted so quickly to the culture I couldn’t help but feel my heart ache as I got on the plane headed back to NYC, wishing I could stay longer. […]

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 […]

What to do in Hong Kong – a solo traveler guide to 12 of the best experiences in Hong Kong!

  One of my top picks for a month-long trip in Asia is Hong Kong, for sure. The city has always intrigued me. As a kid, I’d always search for pictures and videos of it. Then I eventually fell in love with its history and decided I would see it firsthand someday.  Well, the day […]

CATSKILLS & HUDSON VALLEY: TWO OF THE BEST FALL DESTINATIONS IN THE NEW YORK STATE

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 […]

10 PLACES TO VISIT IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE MOST HAUNTED TOWN IN AMERICA

Are you looking for a fresh destination outside of the NYC clichés? Then you’ll love today’s post, in which we’ll talk about Sleepy Hollow, a small town in Hudson Valley that I love to visit, and some other cool places for you to check out while you’re in the area. For those who don’t know, […]

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 […]

10 of the best thrift stores in New York City!

If I had a penny for every time someone requested a post about vintage thrift shops and second-hand stores in NYC, I’d be a pretty rich gal! I always talk about them on my Instagram (@marthasachser), but I still needed to put them all together in a single post for you guys! It’s finally here! […]

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 […]