It has been less than two months since I have traveled somewhere, so naturally I am feeling the itch again. It doesn’t help that with summer, my Instagram and Facebook feeds are filled boasting of jaunts near and far. This week, a compilation of how I am contemplating the great escape.
When the streets of New York feel like walking through a bowl of soup and the subway platform is a sweatbox crowded with sticky bodies, all I can think about is diving into a crisp, cool pool. At the moment, will have to settle for diving into these incredible photos instead.
As a vegetarian with a vegan boyfriend, discovering the foodie’s paradise of traveling can be a challenge, but it is also part of the adventure. We have uncovered far flung neighborhoods in search of a vegetarian restaurant. We have adapted local fare into our own perfect meal, like we did with the traditional English breakfast. Recently we re-created it on our own, hopping across the pond with just a few bites.
From the Catskills to the Hamptons, there are boundless opportunities for leaving New York City in the dust, even for just a weekend. But these alternatives to the quick getaway have me jonesing for something different.
As a voracious reader, what captures me the most is a book’s unique ability to transport its reader to another time, place or even dimension without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Celeste Ng’s captivating debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, drops the you right into the center of a family’s toils and troubles in a small town in Ohio in the 1970s. You feel every joy and pain right along each character in the novel.
I have not one, but two friends who have taken a big leap of faith to leave their friends, families, jobs and New York to travel the world with their husbands. While building Crusoe Jewelry is an adventure all its own, I am enthralled with following a world of discovery as it unfolds.