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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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, […]

What not to do in New York? 20 useful tips for your next trip!

Many blog posts offer tips on what to do in New York, such as attractions, restaurants, and general sightseeing, but today I decided to bring you the exact opposite: things NOT to do in New York! It’s important to keep in mind what not to do because there are prohibited things, sightseeing that is not […]

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 […]

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!

8 INSTAGRAMMABLE COFFEE SHOPS YOU NEED TO VISIT IN NYC

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]