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Live from New York, the Greatest City in the World

During the decade after I left my heart in New York City (back in 2007), I continued to dream many different variations of a dream of my inevitable return. Flash forward to last January, when a steal of a flight deal from YVR to NYC finally led me to start spreading the news that I was leaving on a (commercial) jet plane to the Empire State for Round 2!

Here’s a summary (with snapshots) of my adventures in New York during the first two weeks of March 2019.

Check out my Instagram posts and Instagram stories for more highlights from my trip.

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Ladytron at Showbox Seattle by Neil Sanchala

6 of the Coolest Concert Venues in Seattle

American cities like Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Detroit are revered for their music scenes, but one city that deserves a lot more noise is Seattle.

The cool metropolis within Washington State was the breeding ground of legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. Starting with its booming days as the birthplace of grunge rock in the early 90s, Seattle has continued to be a thriving spot for memorable concert experiences. From grungy bars to intimate theaters, the Emerald City offers a variety of unique options for enjoying a night out for great entertainment with good company.

Here are some of the coolest concert venues for experiencing Seattle’s live music scene.

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Featured image by Neil Sanchala / Flickr
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Best Ice Cream Shops in America

July is National Ice Cream Month in the United States. With fans such as Founding Fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and American citizens from sea to shining sea, the frozen treat provides the timeless taste of summertime fun and joy all year ’round. Depending on their tastes, people can not only enjoy the classic Neapolitan flavors of vanilla, chocolate, but also indulge in the imaginative creativity of the unique concoctions crafted by ice cream connoisseurs across the country. In celebration of America’s favorite dessert, here’s the scoop on a sampling of some of the nation’s best (and coolest) ice cream parlors.

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New York Love Affair

Back in 2007, I took my first ‘Big Girl’ trip by venturing to the Big Apple itself—New York City.

With the hustle and bustle on the streets and the contagious vibes of diversity, creativity, and possibility which pulsates throughout the city, I fell in love with New York instantly, and to this day, my heart remains there.

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