New York City

Things to do: Barefoot running… seriously ?

Reading ‘Born to run’ from Christopher MacDougall sparked the strong desire in me to run 100 miles, barefoot, through scrub land. The further I read, the more I could see myself running through desert, forest, farmland, with bare feet and only a tiny water bottle in my hand. Unfortunately at that point I made only 10…

Perfect spot for 4th of July Fireworks in New York

So, you’re in New York City on 4th of July? Congratulations! You’ve got the chance to see the biggest and most expensive fireworks in the US. Millions of dollars burning in the sky in nice colors and shapes. It’s an impressive spectacle, thousands of ‘AAhs’, ‘OOHs’ and ‘Wow, look at that’ will sound up and down…

Coast to Coast – USA cross country with a Ford E150

Kansas

Twinky on the road from East Coast to West Coast. Twinky is a big, blue Ford E150 Camper Van with room for seven sitting people and when we flip the bench, there is enough room for two sleeping guys. We planned to mostly drive but a nap every now and then wouldn’t hurt. We’re moving…

Exploring the world one coast at a time

Packing. I seem to be always packing. Packing a trolley for a short business trip, unpacking afterwards, packing a backpack for a weekend trip, and unpacking again, packing kites and other stuff into Twinky, the van, and for the long term stuff I pack boxes. Since I’ve been living in New York I’ve managed to…

Coffee cupping ~ A slurping hunt for a secret ~ Brooklyn

Cupping Class @ Toby's Estate

I have medium trained taste buds, I would say. Their usual workout consists of alternating cycles of pasta and rice with veggies after a slow warm up in the morning with oatmeal and fruits. There are variations from time to time: a huge salad or different types of veggie soups, a good piece of steak…

My 7 Super Shots from around North America

Grand Canyon

  Hoi, what  a surprise!  Annette from Bucket List Journey tagged me for the  HostelBookers 7 Super Shots round-up. Thank you so much! So I took this grey and rainy Sunday to snuggle into a cozy fleece blanket on the couch, poured in a Yogi Peach Detox tea and looked through 25,440 pictures on my hard-drive to find my 7 Super…

Sip in the city ~ New York one coffee at a time

Coffee heart NYC

Walking through New York City’s streets can make you wonder if the fast pulse of the city is caused by coffee. In the morning you can observe people rushing to the office with a coffee to go in one hand and the mobile in the other; you can see people squeezed together in the subway…

Tip for tonight ~ Brooklyn

Well hidden in a warehouse in Williamsburg is this wonderful opportunity to shop Christmas gifts made by local designers. Brooklyn Night Bazaar launched inside Dekalb Market in October and moved to this huge warehouse on Kent Avenue for three nights in December (15, 16, 17). Tonight is the last chance! Doors open at 5pm and…

Getting around without getting lost ~ NYC

Moving to another country is a big thing. Moving to big apple is even bigger. So when I first moved to New York City, I was overwhelmed and excited. Getting around in the city without getting lost was a major issue for me: uptown or downtown,  east or west, Queens or Brooklyn, Avenue or Street,…