Top 6 Things to Do in New York City During the Holidays

The holidays are officially upon us! With Thanksgiving next week and Christmas around the corner, New York City has officially gotten into the holiday spirit. My office building even put up a decorated Christmas tree this week in the lobby! We will leave the discussions of if this is too early for another time and instead start celebrating the season with the top 6 things to do in New York City during the holidays!

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Best of Los Cabos, Mexico

Los Cabos Mexico

There is unfortunately a lot of bad press surrounding Los Cabos, Mexico and their string of senseless gang violence. The U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning to the area, citing criminal activity and homicide. I feel it is important for every traveler to know the facts going to a new place, which is why I share this upfront. While these warnings were still in effect during my visit last month, I decided to go on my vacation regardless with a heightened sense of awareness and sensibility. Everybody will make the decision that is right for them, and if you decide to visit, read on to learn about the best of Los Cabos!

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Little Italy, NYC

Little Italy NYC

Continuing on with the Local Spotlight series, I wanted to review Little Italy in downtown Manhattan, a neighborhood that is easily written off as a tourist trap. While this vibe certainly prevails, there are so many great restaurants and shops that are worth the trip into the crowded streets. So where should you go to appreciate the tradition of Little Italy? Read on to find out!

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Hotel Review: Westin Los Cabos

Westin Los Cabos

I have always associated the Westin hotel brand with upscale comfort. With their Heavenly bed and bath collection and a fairly predictable corporate vibe, I know that I can consistently expect a relaxed stay. So when I received an invitation to check out the newly opened Westin Los Cabos hotel at a discounted rate, I jumped at the chance to visit somewhere in Mexico I had never been for a relaxing getaway with my boyfriend. A 4-star hotel, the Westin Los Cabos opened this past April after the property was devastated by Hurricane Newton. The hotel was completely renovated to feature 147 villa-style units and was also converted into a Vistana vacation ownership location. What did I think of the new hotel and would I recommend you to visit? Read on to find out!

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Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola Beach

I recently went to Pensacola for the first time for my cousin’s wedding and traveled down a few days early to experience both the beach and the downtown area. I have been to the Florida Panhandle in the past as my boyfriend lived in Tallahassee during his Florida State University days and beyond. However, this was my first adventure to the beach where I gawked at the white sand beaches and calm blue waters. The town was surprisingly quaint and sleepy – a great escape for a mini vacation!

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