A Local’s Current Guide to New York City

My husband and I moved to New York City just over a year ago! I still can’t believe that we have lived here through the two Winters, a lovely Spring, a tiresomely humid Summer and a gorgeous Fall already.

It has been a dream to explore this wonderful, confusing, chaotic, all consuming city. I’d love to bring you all along with me, and share my tips for the best food, the best coffee, the best bookstores, and of course the best ivy-covered walls and doors that you can find in the city.

I will definitely continue updating this website with my newest finds and favorites in the city – such as the ten most romantic restaurants, the ten best coffee shops and so on! However, the quickest way to share information is through Instagram (let’s face it, we are all on it way more than we should be).

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So I created an Instagram account called @hernewyorkedit , to share the Best of NYC with you! Please use this as your guide, because if you follow it, I guarantee that you will love this city as much as I do. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with planning what do do and especially where to eat in big cities – and get sucked in by tourist traps.

This account will be an up to date guide to avoid making easy tourist mistakes.

Quick Guide to Using My Up-to-Date New York Travel Edit

  • Follow @hernewyorkedit (Shameless plug), but I guarantee it will provide you some value, especially if you like this blog and the @hertraveledit Instagram account!
  • Scroll through the posts and if you see a pretty picture, click on it for the location and description. Tap the save icon, and save it in your NYC collection. This way, all the information is easily accessible once you are actually in the city.
  • Go through the Highlights. If you are looking around for Food & Drink, Coffee, Cute places to Walk etc. I have you covered!
  • I also have Highlights for different NYC neighborhoods, so you have two different ways to browse recommendations.

If you have any questions, please comment on the latest post on @hernewyorkedit. It’s totally ok if the question is unrelated to the actual post! I will make sure to answer it within 48 hours.

I hope you enjoy my New York City living and breathing travel guide. Even if you aren’t planning a trip to NYC any time soon – it is sure to get you pumped. Maybe even make you ready to hit that Purchase button on your flight tickets?

What do you think of this way of sharing a travel guide? Let me know in the comments!


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