Category Archives: Travel – USA

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets – A Shopping Paradise Near New York City!

It was 7am on a Thursday morning and I woke up to the pleasant sound of my phone alarm. I looked out of the window and saw raindrops pitter-pattering on the window pane. But the rainy New York City weather did not dampen my mood at all. Still feeling excited, I sprung out of bed to start washing up. No, nothing could dampen my mood today, because we were going on a FULL DAY SHOPPING TRIP to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets! Continue reading

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory – Delicious New York City Ice Cream in an Awesome Location!

Sometimes, you just want to indulge in delicious, no-nonsense ice cream. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, located near the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, offers you just that.

This ice cream joint sells delectable ice cream in various signature flavours. It is one of the most popular dessert places in Brooklyn. When we visited around noon, there was a long queue of people waiting outside the shop, despite it being winter! This just goes to show that you do not need bells and whistles to build a good food business – you just need plain old good food. Continue reading

iVideo Pocket Wifi – Unlimited 4G LTE Data in USA and Canada!

As you might know, Evan and I recently went on a two week honeymoon to USA and Canada. Whenever we travel, we simply need to stay connected to the Internet. Due to the nature of our jobs, we need internet connectivity to check important emails on the go. We also need to inform family members of our whereabouts, and update our adventures on social media anytime, anywhere. This time round, we decided to use the iVideo Pocket Wifi for our trip. It turned out to be cheaper, more convenient and reliable than what we had expected! Here’s our review of this device. Continue reading

12 Awesome Things to do in Wall Street (Manhattan, New York City)!

Wall Street is a global financial hub located in New York City. There are many things to do here, and this area definitely has more than just finance to offer. We visited this fabled district recently, and it was a surreal experience. I mean, this is the place where billions of dollars of transactions are done everyday; it is also the place where Wall Street power brokers can make or break our global financial system.

We also enjoyed admiring Wall Street’s architecture very much, which mostly stems from the opulent Gilded Age. Therefore, we came across many stately neoclassical architectural buildings as well as various beautiful Neo-Gothic structures. Wall Street has deep historical significance as well. We saw many monuments and memorials commemorating the country’s historical events and figures. This area has been witness to many of the nation’s triumphs: the swearing in of the first US president, the establishment of a powerful stock exchange, etc. But sadly, it has also been the victim of some tragic events. Last but not least, we also found a good shopping spot in Wall Street. Raevian had a good time browsing the myriad of designer-brand goods here.

Therefore, Wall Street is definitely more than just a financial hub! Continue reading

“Two Hands Cafe” in New York City – Delicious Healthy Food with Awesome Coffee!

There are many awesome cafes in New York City, and Two Hands Cafe is one of them. This cheery cafe is known for its healthy Western food and awesome coffee. It is located along Mott Street, a teeming thoroughfare in Chinatown NYC. Continue reading

Grimaldi’s – Awesome Coal-Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria in Brooklyn, New York City!

It was a nice cool day in Brooklyn and we were on our way to Grimaldi’s, a pizzeria under Brooklyn Bridge that is famous for its pizzas baked in a brick oven using coal fire. This traditional method gives the pizza a unique smoky flavour that is popular with many New Yorkers. Continue reading

Helicopter Tour of New York City – A Fantastic Way to See NYC Landmarks!

As our helicopter rose into the air, I was blown away by the breathtaking view of the beautiful New York City skyline. I was on the awesome helicopter tour of the Big Apple and it was truly a surreal experience! Continue reading

United Nations Headquarters Tour – A Surreal and Educational Experience

It was 11am and we were rushing to the United Nations (UN) Headquarters for our 11.45am guided tour of the premises. The UN is an organization founded in 1945 to promote cooperation and peace between countries all over the world.

Even though most tourists will neglect the UN Headquarters in favor of flashier attractions in Manhattan New York City, we decided to visit this iconic structure because of the UN’s important role in world affairs. The organization deals with global issues such as climate change, peacekeeping, food production, human rights, and more. Continue reading