14 kid-friendly rooftop bars in New York!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best NYC Guide – NY & About – by Martha Sachser

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!


It’s no surprise that New York is one of the most instagrammable cities in the world! It is full of cool places to photograph, including many restaurants and cafes. Nowadays, it doesn’t cut it to only serve good food, businesses must also create something that will stand out from the many, many options NYC offers… And […]

Summer in NYC: What to do on Governors Island

Have you ever heard of Governors Island? This small uninhabited island, which was once a military base, is located 5 minutes away from Manhattan (by ferry) and attracts thousands of people in the summer. Despite not being most tourists’ dream destination, it’s a wonderful place full of attractions and fun activities for everyone in the […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


There are many ways to make your travel plans and your trip easier in NYC and downloading the right apps are one of them! To follow my adventures and for more NYC tips make sure to follow me on instagram @marthasachser and @blognyandabout!   New York Subway MTA Map As the name says, this is the map of NYC […]

The best cupcakes of NYC!

Forget about Magnolia Bakery. Wait a minute, no…don’t forget about it, but  broaden your horizons and drool all over these other cupcake options that are just as good as  New York’s most famous cupcakes. They have unique flavors even for those who say they do not like cupcakes, will feel like trying. Here’s a list […]

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 […]

11 Best Pizza Places in New York City!

Pizza is one of the first things that come to my mind when I think traditional food in NYC and there are so many options that can be overwhelming. So on today’s post I  bring you some of my favorite places! Let me know which one is your favorite!    Oh, before I forget…To see […]

Around the World Beauty: a walking tour that you don’t wanna miss in NYC! – Review

I often get asked about experiences worth your time and money here in NYC, especially for those traveling solo. So that’s why I was super excited to share this post with you, it was such a nice surprise for me and I hope it is for you as well.  Last Sunday I was invited to […]

Review: Qatar Airways QSuite – Business Class on the A350 from New York City to Doha

I came back from Qatar yesterday and I wanted to write this post while the feelings and thoughts about this experience are still fresh on my mind. But as I was writing this I realized that no matter how hard one tries, this experience will be a hard one to forget… If you have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best New York Ice Cream Shops

We all know New York is a place for foodies. Famous for having all types of cultures and cuisines spread all over its five boroughs, there is a lot to to try here. Of course you will need to eat some of the best NYC’s pizzas, bagels and cheesecakes. Nonetheless, you ought to include one […]