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How to spend an affordable weekend in The Hamptons

The South Fork of Long Island is known for being a haven for affluent New Yorkers and celebrities fleeing the city in search of fresh farmland and Oceanside views. After a weekend road tripping through this region, to my surprise, I realized that there were a ton of activities to do in the eastern hamlets and villages of Long Island that are accessible for the average explorer. Only an hour and a half from New York City, Westhampton is the perfect spot for those looking for more affordable accommodations. If you are hoping to experience The Hamptons like a local, your best option is to find a vacation rental property online with a group of friends. If you have the chance to travel during the “off season”, to your advantage many of the properties are available for short-term weekend rentals (instead of full week) with rates that are often lower…

City Guide: 24 Hours in Syracuse

The fourth largest city in New York State, Syracuse is an educational and economic hub located on the north-east corner of the Finger Lakes region. This vibrant city is the perfect gateway into this region offering visitors a ton to see and do. During our road trip down to the Finger Lakes, we dropped by Syracuse for the day to explore this ever-changing city.Lunch –  Aster Pantry & Parlor Bringing together modern day cuisine restaurant inspired by the Victorian era, Aster Pantry & Parlor is a luxury dining restaurant located in downtown Syracuse in Armory Square. Their menu includes an array of farm fresh dishes made from ingredients sources from local artisans, growers and producers. Afternoon – Explore the History of Syracuse During the afternoon, we took a short walking tour through the history downtown core of Syracuse. Syracuse has a long history as it was first settled by Europeans when the…

City Guide: Boston – Where to Eat

Boston is a vibrant capital city embodies the quaint New England charm in a world-class city filled with cultural neighbourhoods, world-class museums and architecture. From historic walking tours along the cobblestone streets to modern marketplaces nestled beside skyscrapers; there is something in the city for everyone. Boston is a city filled with historic districts juxtaposed with modern day flare where tourists and locals alike find themselves wandering through the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the cobblestone streets of Boston’s oldest neighbourhood (the North End – Italian) and enjoying some of the most beautiful sites the city has to offer. Here is a list of some of the delicious restaurants that should not be missed the next time you go to Boston! Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar (412 West Broadwary): Located in the eclectic South Boston neighbourhood, LOCO is a local favourite that specializes in tacos, has a raw bar and…

City Guide: Budapest

This central European city has quickly become one of the “must-see” destinations for tourists both young and old traveling around the continent. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage List for cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue in 1987, the Hungarian capital city of Budapest is a vibrant city filled with history and culture with an exciting youthful presence. While on exchange during my third year of university, I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend in Budapest. Looking to spend a couple of days in this great city? Here’s how to make the most of your trip! Getting There Only a few short hours away from many of the major European cities, Budapest is easily accessible bus, rail or by discount airlines such as Ryan Air, Easy Jet and Wiz Air. The capital area used to be two…