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Brooklyn, New York

Should You Stay in Brooklyn?

A lot of first time visitors to New York like to stay near Times Square, but I have a different favourite for my visits now: Brooklyn. When you hear the name, what do you think? Hip? Gritty? Trendy? Creative? Brooklyn is all of that and more and makes a great base for any visit to New York.

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Chicken Shit Bingo - Austin

Under the B…Number Two: Playing Chicken Shit Bingo in Austin

“It’s like bingo…but with chickens,” I implored. “So you, like, wait for the chicken to walk across your card and poop?” my friend asked, obviously grossed out.“ “No, there’s actually only one card and the chicken’s in a cage. You know what,” I mused, “it’s actually more like chicken shit roulette when you think about it.”Ah, Austin…land of the weird.

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Unique Things to Do in New York City

Unique New York: 15 Lesser Known Things to Do in NYC

You’ve done Times Square. You’ve done the Empire State Building. You’ve spent countless hours at the Met. You’ve tromped across the Brooklyn Bridge and now you’re looking for something unique to do in New York. I’ve got you covered. After 8 visits I’ve had most of the experiences you expect from New York – Broadway shows, MoMA, the High Line – but I’ve also managed to uncover a few cool experiences that you won’t find on a typical best of New York list.

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Where to Stay in Austin, TX

Where to Stay in Austin, TX

If you’re planning a trip to to Austin, TX one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 5 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown Austin that each have a unique personality that I love.

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Should You Stay in Times Square?

Should You Stay in Times Square?

Ah, New York. They say if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. I just love the energy and the possibility of New York. It’s a city that makes you think that anything is possible. But it can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to plan your very first trip there.

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Times Square | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Third Time in New York in 2015

My first two trips to New York City this year each had their own mishaps. From needing medical attention to the disappointment of a rained out ballgame. I’m hoping that the third time’s the charm and that my visit this week and next will go smoothly. I’m going to be spending a lot more time in Brooklyn and I’m excited to check out this new-to-me neighbourhood.

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Meet the Met | SuitcaseandHeels.com

Meet the Met

Though I’d been to New York three times before I’d never yet made it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I knew I was missing out but the place is so big and daunting, I just didn’t know where to start. Thankfully, Walks of New York stepped in to help me out.

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