Category Archives: Travel

10 Most Beautiful Buildings in Manhattan NY that You Have to See

Walking around Manhattan NYC, Raevian and I were fascinated by the beautiful buildings. Many of them were built during the late 19th century. This period was later termed by Mark Twain as the “Gilded Age”. This is because it was an era where social problems were masked by a thin layer of “gold gilding” – a metaphor for the period’s excesses and degenerate morals.

Therefore, we saw many stately and majestic buildings, several which were leaning towards being opulent. Below is a list of 10 famous buildings in Manhattan NYC, arranged in alphabetical order. Continue reading

6 Best Dessert Places in Manhattan, New York City

We came across many tantalizing dessert shops in Manhattan NYC. These served as good pit stops for us to recharge with sweet treats before continuing our exploration of Manhattan. These are six awesome dessert places we love!
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9 Awesome Museums in Manhattan (New York City)!

Manhattan (New York City) is well known for having many world-class museums. During our trip, we enjoyed touring several of these museums. Many of them offer free entry or “pay-what-you-wish” options, so make sure you check their respective websites for details before visiting. Below is a list of our favourites museums in Manhattan, arranged in alphabetical order. Continue reading

The Ultimate Walking Guide for Jackson Heights in Queens (New York)!

Jackson Heights is a neighbourhood in Queens (New York). It is arguably one of the most diversified places in the world! Over here, we saw ethnic enclaves of Indians, Latin Americans, Filipinos, and more. And of course we also tried plenty of different cuisines, such as Korean food, Mexican tacos, Indian restaurants, etc.

Before our trip, we were quite unsure about how to explore Jackson Heights. After some research, we managed to come up with a route that allowed us to fully experience the diverse nature of this vibrant enclave. We have outlined our route below, enjoy! Continue reading

Our Amazing Flying Experience on the Singapore Airlines Suites Class

For our honeymoon, Raevian and I flew the Singapore Airlines Suites Class to New York City. This elite seat class has captured people’s imagination for quite a few years now, and we were glad to finally experience it for ourselves. Continue reading

10 Awesome Things to do in Central Park NYC, The Most Famous Urban Park in the World

During our trip to New York City, we visited Central Park NYC, a large urban park in Manhattan. In this article I will list down ten best things to do in Central Park, arguably the most famous urban park in the world. Continue reading

Review of Moomedia – Our Wedding Photographer

We went with Moomedia for our pre-wedding photoshoot and actual day (AD) wedding photography. This article will highlight some of our experiences with them. Continue reading

The “High Line” in New York City – Worth a Visit!

The High Line NYC is a linear urban park in Manhattan, New York City. It is built on an abandoned elevated railroad track and runs for about 2.3km. This famous park is considered to be an iconic example of urban landscape architecture. As we walked along the line, we saw many hardy plants and also enjoyed scenic views of the city and Hudson River. Continue reading

Taiyaki NYC – Japanese Ice Cream Shop in New York City!

It was late at night and we were rushing to Taiyaki NYC, a Japanese ice cream shop in Manhattan, New York City. We arrived at 9.45pm and were really happy to see that it had not closed yet! Continue reading

Dominique Ansel Bakery – Renowned Pastry Shop in New York City!

We love eating sweet stuff, so we were happy to discover Dominique Ansel Bakery, a renowned pastry shop in Manhattan, New York City. Continue reading

12 Chairs Cafe – Delicious Fusion European / Middle Eastern Food in New York City

12 Chairs was probably one of the nicest cafes we visited in New York City. This cafe serves delicious fusion Middle Eastern / European dishes. We simply loved the casual and comfortable vibe here, and service was wonderful too! Continue reading

Burger & Lobster NYC – Super Satisfying Lobster and Lobster Roll in New York City

We ate at many great restaurants in New York City, and one of our favourites has got to be Burger & Lobster NYC! This famous joint serves just three items: Burgers, Lobsters, and Lobster Rolls. Continue reading

Breakroom Burgers & Tacos – Delicious Fusion Tacos in New York City

We visited Breakroom Burgers & Tacos late one night during our trip to New York City, and we simply loved the tacos here! This is a small joint that serves a variety of delicious Mexican fusion tacos and burgers. Continue reading

12 Best Places to Eat in Manhattan, New York City

We found lots of awesome places to eat in Manhattan, arguably the most vibrant borough of New York City. I am salivating just thinking about all the delicious food we ate! We visited over 50 food joints in Manhattan alone, and below is a list of our top twelve eateries, arranged in alphabetical order. Continue reading

Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant NYC – BEST Blueberry Pancakes in the World!

It was a cold Sunday morning in New York City and we were waiting outside Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant for our turn to enter the restaurant. Even though we had arrived shortly after the opening time, we still had to wait for about 30 minutes because the restaurant was already fully packed by the time we reached. However, we had heard that this restaurant serves fantastic blueberry pancakes and we were willing to wait in the cold for those famous pancakes! Continue reading

10 Awesome Places to Eat in Queens, New York City!

Other than being a great cultural district with lots of fun things to do, Queens also offers an amazing variety of delicious food to eat! We found many different cuisines in the various ethnic enclaves here. From Western to Chinese to Indian to Tibetan, there’s bound to be something that will satisfy your taste buds. Below is a list of ten awesome places to eat in Queens, categorized by the respective neighbourhoods of Long Island City, Astoria, Jackson Heights, and Flushing. Continue reading

Penelope Cafe – Awesome Comfort Food in Manhattan, New York City!

Penelope is a rustic cafe in Manhattan (New York City) that serves satisfying comfort food. We dropped by on a early Thursday morning, and it was the perfect way to start the day. Continue reading

9 Awesome Things to do in Queens (New York City)!

Queens boasts one of the most diverse demographics in the world. Over here, we saw ethnic enclaves of Indians, Chinese, Latin Americans, and more!

With such a diverse population, it is no surprise that Queens has an amazing food scene. Whatever your preference, there is bound to be something that will satisfy your taste buds. Visitors can expect to indulge in exotic Indian chaat, authentic Chinese “Ma La Xiang Guo”, Tibetan dumplings, Mediterranean Greek fare, and much more. Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Travel Blog and Making Money

Three years ago in 2014 I decided to start a travel blog with Raevian, my girlfriend at that time and now my wife. I’m happy to say that it has turned out out be one of the best decisions of my life. Continue reading

Luke’s Lobster FiDi – Fantastic Lobster Rolls in New York City

It was a cold morning in New York City and we were on our way to Luke’s Lobster FiDi. This is a famous seafood shack that serves simple but delicious fresh seafood. It has branches across eight states in USA. Continue reading

BCD Tofu House NYC – Awesome Korean Restaurant in Manhattan, New York City

It was a cold night in New York City, and we were on our way to BCD Tofu House. This is a popular Korean restaurant located in the vibrant Korea Town of Manhattan. Continue reading

The Private Room – Singapore Airlines’ Elite Lounge for First Class Passengers

I stared blankly at the golden pass in my hand. This was literally the golden ticket that would grant me access to The Private Room, Singapore Airlines’ elite lounge for its Suites and First Class passengers. I had anticipated this moment for so long, but now that it was really happening, I wasn’t quite sure what to feel. And so I turned to Raevian with a sheepish smile and said: “The ticket looks very atas hor.”

She rolled her eyes. Continue reading