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Fall at Storm King & Bard College

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đź“Ť Storm King Art Center and Bard College | November 4-5, 2017 Last year, I visited Storm King for the first time and was floored by the autumnal beauty on display. My first thought was Wow. My second thought was I want to bring my family here (especially my mom, who has a rather visceral appreciation for trees). Earlier this month, it happened, and I’m so thankful. This time around, we visited a couple of weeks later in the […]

NYC Day Trip: Beacon, NY

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📍 Beacon, NY  | October 28, 2017 It was one of those fall weekends when it seemed like everyone in New York City went to an apple picking farm, Storm King, Breakneck Ridge, or somewhere else along the Hudson River. Jason and I wound up going with that last one. As a sucker for convenience, I picked Beacon, because the Metro-North train station is walking distance from both Main St. and a few parks with trails […]

Riding the Roosevelt Island Tram

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On a moody Saturday last weekend, I visited Roosevelt Island for the first time via the tram, which is legit the coolest mode of transportation in the whole of New York City. The trip only lasted about four minutes, but the thrill was not lacking, since you, er, pretty much get to float over Midtown East like a drone! What? I tried to capture the whole ride back to the city in this video…

My Favorite NYC Spots, 1 Year In

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October 1 marks one year since I began living in New York City. In that time, I’ve come by plenty of must-see landmarks and even more Instagrammable sights. But today I want to take a moment to appreciate the corners of the city that I find myself returning to again and again—not only to ‘gram but also because of how they make me feel. These are the places where I go to find my chill, in all […]

Paris and London, for the First Time

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I knew I’d go to Paris someday, but I didn’t necessarily think it would be a family trip, let alone one involving, uh, the Rubik’s Cube World Championship. But that’s how life works and I’ll gladly take it. The trip was jam-packed, really jam-packed. My brother had his cubing competition for three full days and I had to work three half days. Thank God for Paris’s 10 p.m. summer sunset, which gave us three-to-four hours of evening […]

June

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Usually at the end of another month, I find myself thinking, Wow, where did the time go? In June, time flew by per usual, but each week was accounted for: There was my first taste of Scandinavia, there was the long-awaited Curbed IRL offsite, there was a belated birthday dinner, and there were a few things that sprung up along the way, leaving huge impressions. I can only begin to explain in pictures…

A peek of Seattle

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Seattle is one of those places I had trouble believing exists…because how can something naturally majestic like Mt.Rainier be in the same picture as modern skyscrapers and the fricken Space Needle? But it can and it does! I saw it with my very own eyes from Kerry Park, the elevated strip of land in the Queen Anne neighborhood where you can get a postcard view of the city, as seen above (Mt.Rainier was half-covered by […]

48 Hours in Savannah

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One of my resolutions for 2017 is to travel more, and the three-day weekend around Martin Luther King Jr. Day presented the first opportunity. I wanted warmth, but didn’t want to go too far to get it, so the South was an idea. But Savannah immediately sprang to mind. Or to be accurate, it’s been hanging out in the back of my head ever since I wrote about this gorgeous 1840s Greek Revival home in […]

Instagram Tour: China’s Tier 2 and Beyond

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There are specific moments when I think, Damn, it’s pretty cool to be Chinese. Like when China infallibly dominates at Olympic diving. Or anytime someone mentions “China’s 5,000-year history” (a point of contention, to be sure). Or! When I see stuff like the photo above, shot from Fubo Hill in the southeastern city of Guilin. I’ve been to five Chinese cities so far—Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Chengdu—all of which are basically Tier 1 megacities familiar to the […]