5 Non-Touristy Things To Do in New York City

5 Non-Touristy Things To Do in New York City

As you may know, I'm in New York City this week as part of my MFA program. Since I've been to NYC several times before, this time around I'm looking to spend the free time I have discovering some of the city's lesser-known attractions. Here are five non-touristy things to do in New York City, perfect for the traveller who wants to share the local experience. 

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Winter Business Trip Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Business Trip Capsule Wardrobe

As you read this, I am sitting in a conference room in downtown Manhattan on the first day of my winter MFA residency. Although this trip is part of my graduate studies, it looks and feels a lot like  real, grownup professional's business trip. Never having been on an actual business trip before, I had some fun packing and planning my outfits for my week in New York City. 

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How To Make Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

How To Make Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

It's that time of year again: New Year's Resolution time. I think we all know what it's like to start a new year with lots of goals, only to fall of the resolution wagon by spring. This year, like always, I have a lot of goals, but unlike past years, I've taken some time to really think about how to stay on track. The solution I've come up with is this: Instead of making vague or broad resolutions make simple actionable plans. What exactly do I mean?

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