It’s time for me to up and Adam out of the states. I have been living in NYC for the past four years but now I’m leaving and going forth somewhere new. I was debating whether I should even write this post but figured it deserved a few minutes of attention. I’ve included some of my favourite photos and memories, and wanted to add my two cents/mumbling crap.

If you ever get the chance to live abroad – do it! Grab that opportunity with two hands and run with it. I have now lived on three continents (soon to be four sneak peak) and can’t speak highly enough of getting a new perspective. Opportunities only come so often and I have changed as a person from each culture I’ve immersed myself in. This might cause a potential uproar but I consider myself a New Yorker. I think once you’ve fought through the tuna-can morning subway commute and run down to get dollar pizza at three in the morning, you’re converted. NYC isn’t a stereotypical ‘America city’, instead it’s a melting pot of people. It’s full of dreamers, people who want to succeed, people who are succeeding, hermits, lovers and kooks. From that it becomes hectic, full of failure, mad and so fast-paced you can’t think straight. Besides all that there’s magic here and that’s why people all over the world yearn for a bite of the apple.

Four things I’ve learnt whilst living in the city that never sleeps. First is aggressiveness without bossiness. Millions live here and to get noticed or something done you need to be assertive. There’s a saying that New Yorkers are angry but really they just want to get things done. It’s a city full of opportunities and memories to be made, we don’t want to waste our time waiting for the light to change or for you to tie your shoelace and take up the whole pavement. I have hit several taxis trying to turn when it has been my right of way and each time it felt amazing to let out the aggression haha. Second would be preparation. You never know what’s around the corner from hurricanes to blizzards to blackouts. Fortunately the city has everything, it’s like Amazon as a location. I thought I was a planner before but now I plan my planner. Contrasting to that spontaneity is really important. You might get a last minute invite to an art opening or the chance to grab some new hybrid dessert up in the Bronx. Now I don’t overthink things as much as I did in my youth, now I just go for it and see what happens. I might have an awesome time, I might have a horrible time but it’s better to try and fail at the top then just roll around the bottom. Third is to take time for you. The city does in fact sleep and it sleeps beautifully. If you’re ever awake in the early hours go to Times Square and it’ll feel like an apocalypse just happened. There’s something magical about being surrounded by all the lights and hums with no other humans around. It’s the perfect time to reflect and not be distracted by people stepping on your feet and tourists asking you for directions. Sure you get the occasional siren but that’s just like your partner heavy breathing for a few minutes before rolling over. Lastly is the diversity of people you’ll encounter and how important that is. I’ve had people talk to me out of the blue on the subway, buy me coffee and even spit on me. You might meet someone from South Africa and the next day New Jersey. I think it’s the community that makes NYC unique. As you are dealing with all kinds of backgrounds, statuses and personalities, you learn to adapt and start to figure yourself out. You’re not stuck in your hometown pretending to be what your family and friends want you to be, you’re able to experiment and figure things out. I’ve done things I’m super proud of and a few things I regret but still acknowledge haha. Go live in New York for a while and say Adam sent you, no-one will care but I promise it’ll be awesome!

Thanks for the friends, cries, laughs and weird diseases. Sleep tight NYC!


Nicosia - Borders & Mosques

Day Out - Aphrodite's Rock

Paphos - Castle & Sights

Day Out - Cinque Terre

Florence - Duomo & David

Day Out - Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day Out - Mayfield Lavender Farm

Taipei - Jiufen and Yehliu GeoPark

Taipei - 101

Yangshou - Li River

Day Out - Longji Rice Terraces

Guilin - Sun & Moon Pagodas

Shanghai - Bund and Temples

Xi'an - Terracotta Army

Day Out - Great Wall of China

Beijing - Temple of Heaven

Beijing - Tiananmen and Forbidden City

Helsinki - Seurasaari

Helsinki - Cathedral & Suomenlinna

Day Out - Lantern Festival London

Vatican City - Peter and the Pope

Day Out - Pompeii

Rome 2 - Colosseum and Forum

Rome - Food, Trevi and Pantheon

Madrid - Bear and Tree

Hotel One Shot Prado 23 Review

AVE Renfe Train Review

Day Out - La Tomatina

Valencia - Aquarium & Gulliver

Air Europa Review

Adventure - Scandinavia 2016

Bergen - Boats and Fish

FlΓ₯m - Hikes and Views

Oslo - Vikings and Ships

Oslo - Vigeland and Ski Jump

Stockholm - Abba & Meatballs

Copenhagen - Land

Copenhagen - Water

Day Out - Frederiksborg Castle

Adventure - Israel 2016

Jerusalem - Places to eat and drink!

Jerusalem - Old City

Jerusalem - Museums and Markets

Day Out - Makhtesh Ramon

Tel Aviv - Places to eat and drink!

Tel Aviv - Outside the city

Tel Aviv - In the city

Day Out - Caesarea

Haifa - Places to eat and drink!

Haifa - Wadi Nisnas & Mount Carmel

Haifa - Bahai Gardens

Day in the Life - Tel Aviv

Day Out - Horashim Forest

#13 - Israel

Barcelona #2 - Montjuic & Barri Gotic

Barcelona #1 - Gaudi

Bristol - Things to eat and drink!

Bristol - Things to do and see!

Day Out - Sherwood Forest

#12 - Xmas

Day Out - Winterville London

Zurich - Outside the city

Zurich - In the city

Day Out - Harry Potter Studio Tour

Adventure - Japan 2015

Tokyo 2

Nara & Hiroshima



Kyoto 2


Tokyo & DisneySea


Boston Islands - What to see and do!

Boston - What to eat and drink!

Boston - What to see and do!

Seattle - What to see and do!

Adventure - British Columbia 2015

British Columbia 3 - Victoria

British Columbia 2 - Vancouver

British Columbia 1 - Whistler

Adventure - Alaska 2015

Juneau - Outside the city

Juneau - In the city

Whittier - Glaciers, Bears & Whales

Anchorage - Outside the city

Anchorage - In the city

Denali - ATVs, Huskies and a Moose

Louisville - What to see and do!

Little Rock - What to see and do!

Oklahoma City - What to see and do!

Kansas City - What to see and do!

St. Louis - What to see and do!

Memphis - What to see and do!

Great Smoky Mountains #2 - Hike and Fog

Great Smoky Mountains #1 - Bears & Dixie Stampede

Lake Erie Roadtrip #2 - Cleveland, Xmas and Rock & Roll

Lake Erie Roadtrip #1 - Toronto to Detroit

Fargo - What to see and do!

Reykjavik - Outside the city

Reykjavik - In the city

NYC Winter #2 - Markets, Lights and Trees

NYC Winter #1 - The Christmas Cluster

Day Out - The First Thanksgiving

New Orleans - What to see and do!

Montreal - Food Walking Tour

Montreal - Dos and Don'ts

Austin - What to eat and drink!

Austin - What to see and do!

Ghent in a day

Bruges in a day

Brussels in a day

Lisbon Day #3 - Tiles and Trams

Lisbon Day #2 - We Hate Tourism and Sintra

Lisbon Day #1 - Parque das Naçáes

Mountain Roadtrip #6 - Potatoes, Temple and Pride

Mountain Roadtrip #5 - Deer, Lakes and Cowboys

Mountain Roadtrip #4 - Yellowstone

Mountain Roadtrip #3 - Dudes, Spirits and Towers

Mountain Roadtrip #2 - Storms, Bison and Mount Rushmore

Mountain Roadtrip #1 - Denver, Snow and Red Rocks

Baltimore - Crabs, Old Bay and Beer

Las Vegas #2 - The Strip

Las Vegas #1 - Neon Museum, Hoover Dam & Fremont St

Day Out - Santacon NYC 2013

Balloon Roadtrip #4 - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2013

Balloon Roadtrip #3 - Albuquerque

Balloon Roadtrip #2 - Flagstaff to Farmington

Balloon Roadtrip #1 - LA to Flagstaff