"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



In approximately 7 months, I will be visiting this wonderful city!

I absolutely canNOT wait!! For my 21st birthday, a trip to New York City will be my present from my mom and stepdad (aren't they the best?!). I've already been looking up hotels and flights online, but I've never had to plan anything like this before so I really don't know where to start...any advice would be amazing! So far, I've been on Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, and other sites, but what I've found is that Orbitz gives the best deals. I think I've gotten the hotel narrowed down to three: Doubletree in Times Square, NY Marriott Marquis, and InterContinental in Times Square. It would be amazing if the Marriott Marquis worked out because it's right in the center of Times Square, I can only imagine how great this would be!

Since Spring Break is always close to my birthday, I think we're going to aim for going that week sometime, but nothing's set yet. I just hope the weather and everything are good in mid-March! As for what we're going to do there, I've had people tell me the things that I definitely need to do, which are go to China Town, a show on Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, and Ground Zero. I'm hoping to make an agenda for everyday we're there and to fit everything in!

I'm sure as the time draws closer, you'll be hearing a lot more about the trip, so be prepared! :) Oh, just thinking about it makes me so happy. You don't know what this means for someone who's never been farther north that North Carolina, I've been stuck in the southeast for 20 years so this trip cannot come soon enough.

P.S. If you know of anywhere I should go, or if you've heard anything about good hotels, please share! I'm always looking for advice about this trip!


  1. I love the W Times Square and my mama always stays at the Marriot Marquis for business. They're both fab!

  2. You have to go to Chinatown and look at all the knock offs. And go to the NYC H&M. It's WAY better there :)

  3. I'd say go everywhere! Shop in SoHo, view the beautiful architecture in the upper west side, hang out in Central Park on the upper east side, in addition to all the tourist-y things to do in midtown :)

  4. omg. i'm a little jealous. have fun!

  5. i am so excited for you! :D

    <3, Mimi

  6. this sounds like it's going to be an amazing trip! NYC is such a fun city to visit!

    Once I visited a chocolate themed restaurant called Max Brenner, and you need to visit the shoes at saks and get a treat there.