Tag: Explore

Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg, CA

Just a few weekends ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Healdsburg, CA. It had been several years since I was in California and it honestly felt nice to visit for a weekend. I forgot how much I love Northern California and why I […]

Away

Away

Throughout my travel profession I have gone through my fair share of suitcases. One always seems to last a few around the world travels and then it begins to deteriorate. At first it didn’t both me because I considered each rip or tear to just […]

Update

Update

Happy Tuesday! I must say I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks. My life has literally been crazy but here are a few updates. I have started a new job, which has consumed my energy with it’s two month training program. It has been amazing though, I am loving the environment and my coworkers. It is a great moment in my professional career right now. Another update, a special person has come into my life. My downtime from my new job has been spent with him and exploring the city and the east coast together. Needless to say it’s been a magical few months.

This week I have more time to start scheduling more posts to hopefully get ahead and everything back on track for High Alpine and all you loyal readers. I actually have quite a few great posts for the month of October in the works so please bare with me and stay tuned.

Please enjoy the few pictures below featuring what my past few weeks have looked like!

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Ever since the weather switched over to cooler temps it has been so much fun exploring the city, especially on the bike I got this summer. A few weeks ago I biked over to the BK bridge to take a few pictures. Every time I watch the sunset from this spot I get goosebumps. This city can be so breathtaking at times, especially with someone by your side.

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The beginning of September I was able to see one of my childhood friends marry the love of her life. It was so beautiful and moving. I’m so unbelievably happy for her and her husband. She looked absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations again Marissa!

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If you aren’t already aware I absolutely love football and football season. Ever since Labor Day my Saturdays have been consumed with hours upon hours of watching college football. Go Huskers!

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Lastly my past few weeks of going on little adventures have been accompanied by these two. They have been making my life extra special lately.


I would love to know any new updates in your life or something fun you’ve done lately.

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Skyline

Skyline

Since moving back to Brooklyn, I lucked out that the apartment I found has access to the roof. It is such a spectacular view of the city from up there. This entire summer I have been utilizing my roof access whether it’s just taking pictures, drinking […]

Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Travel Thursday is back! A month ago I had the pleasure of taking a little weekend trip to upstate New York. One of my roommates ran the marathon held at Lake Placid. I didn’t know what to expect, and all I knew about Lake Placid […]

Summer List

Summer List

 

 

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After a very hot and humid June the weather is finally bearable here in New York. I hate to jinx it but it has been amazing these past few days. When the weather is in that perfect range of 70s – 80s with very little humidity I can’t help but want to be outside all day. This summer will be my third in New York, and I can’t wait to see what memories I will make. The past two summers here have been amazing. Looking back on them it’s fun to remember what I did, who I met, and what I saw. Each summer I’ve been here I’ve lived in a completely different neighborhood, which has made each summer a unique and different experience. This summer I will spend in Crown Heights, and to make it a memorable one, I’ve decided to make a  summer bucket list.

  1. Have a picnic in Prospect Park
  2. Go to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (I run by them all the time)
  3. Go to Rockaway Beach
  4. See an outdoor movie on a rooftop
  5. Attend an outdoor movie at one of the parks
  6. Travel to upstate New York  (Two weeks ago! Post coming soon)
  7. Travel to Rhode Island for a weekend
  8. Go hiking
  9. Cross off at least five more restaurants from my NYC restaurant list
  10. Take sunset pictures at the Brooklyn Bridge
  11. Drink out on the Willy Wall again
  12. Attend one of the free concerts in the city
  13. Lastly… Eat a lobster roll

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What’s on your summer bucket list?

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The Outdoors

The Outdoors

For as long as I can remember I have always dreamt about living in New York. As cliché as it sounds my New York influence was Friends, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl, and Sex and the City. When I decided to attend college on the west coast […]

Hostels

Hostels

  There are many ways one can travel throughout Europe. It all depends on what type of budget you are working with. Europe is filled with gorgeous five-star hotel/resorts that anyone would be lucky to stay. Unfortunately, that is not feasible for every avid traveler, […]

Amalfi

Amalfi

During my time studying abroad, I had the wonderful opportunity to explore numerous parts of Italy. It’s difficult to pick one place, in particular, that was the most beautiful because each place was beautiful in its own way. One of those breathtaking places that I had the opportunity to travel to more than once was the Amalfi Coast. My first trip there was during my first month in Italy, the second time was for Christmas with my family. There are many places that I would suggest to anyone that may be traveling to Italy at some point, but the Amalfi Coast is a must. It will take your breath away with every view you take in.

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Each town is unique along the coast along with the island of Capri. The island is beyond beautiful and has amazing views of the coast. If you find yourself visiting during the warmer months, I highly suggest taking a boat tour around the island along with visiting the blue grotto. It is a sea cave that is along the coast of the island. In order to enter, you have to be guided in a tiny row boat, you may need to lay completely down in order to fit. Once you are inside it is like nothing you have ever seen. The sunlight passes through an underwater cavity that illuminates the seawater to create a blue reflection throughout the cave. If you manage to venture into this cave, you have then seen one of the seven natural wonders of the world. One more thing to cross off your bucket list!

After the boat tour, take your time exploring the island, get your feet wet at the beaches, and enjoy a delicious Italian meal with a few of the crystal blue sea. It is easy to walk around the island and get lost. During your time on Capri, I also highly suggest trying the infamous limoncello. Whether it’s too tart for you or the most delicious thing, you’ve ever had you won’t regret drinking like a local.

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After wandering around the island, you’ll be more than ready to head back to the mainland to indulge in some of the best pizza you’ll ever have. If you don’t at least have one meal solely dedicated to pizza in the Amalfi Coast, you are doing something wrong. Once you’ve experienced true Italian pizza it will be almost impossible to go back to American pizza. The other great phenomenon about Italian pizza, is it doesn’t make you feel like crap or guilty afterwards. It leaves you feeling refreshed and satisfied. As for dessert, it is always gelato and more gelato!

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Throughout all of the towns along the coast, Positano was by far my favorite. Once you arrive, you must walk down the ‘thousand’ steps walkway that leads to the bottom of the town. I’m not completely sure if it is a thousand steps or not but once you get to the bottom your calves will be twitching and aching like never before. It’s a perfect workout with an amazing view, and once you reach the bottom it gives you the perfect excuse to relax and lay out on the beach for the next few hours. Positano is a town that consists of colorful stones piled on top of one another. The colors and buildings are magnificent from the beach below. Positano is also home to an amazing customs sandals cobbler. It is a little shop that you will easily miss if you are not keeping an eye out for it. The sandals are beyond beautiful and nothing like what you would find at Nordstrom. I still wear my pair to this day, and they are still in perfect condition after quite a few years. It’s a great souvenir that will always remind you of the Amalfi Coast every time you take a step in them.

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If you have a travel bucket list like me and Amalfi Coast is not already on it, write it on there immediately. It will be a place that you won’t regret visiting and may repeatedly visit throughout the years. My first time there I stayed in a wonderful youth hostel and then the second time around a five-star resort with my family. Both times were equally as magical and exciting. Throughout all my travels in Europe I’ve come to realize it isn’t about where you stay but how you utilize your stay. You don’t have to book the fanciest hotel to have the most amazing trip. Explore the city or region like a local, immerse yourself and you will have an everlasting experience that you will dream about for years to come.


Is the Amalfi Coast on your travel bucket list?

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

*All pictures are my own.  The fact that I love to travel is nothing new. It is one of my many passions but one that is pretty high up there on the list. I’ve mentioned before that I consider myself a hopeless wanderer and I’ve […]