An Easy & Affordable Brooklyn Backyard Makeover

When we moved into our Park Slope apartment a year and a half ago, our backyard was covered in snow. It looked a bit suspect—the oddly uneven terrain suggested there might be hidden surprises beneath—but ohmygoshwhocared. It was OUTDOOR SPACE, that elusive New York commodity, and it made us excited for warmer days.

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A Volcano Snob on Guatemala’s Pacaya

Living in the tropics can make you a little less relatable, especially when most of your family and friends are in the United States. When I was in New York, I could complain about rush hour traffic on the Saw Mill Parkway (a pretty but somewhat overcrowded route that winds through Westchester County) and get […]

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A Tourist At Home: New York City & New Jersey

When you live in New York City, it’s near mandatory to complain about tourists and their antics: the stopping in the middle of the sidewalk to take photos, the holding up of the line for the subway, the perpetual sneaker-wearing. But who are the real chumps? The New Yorkers who scoff at out-of-towners while on […]

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