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Mýrdalsjökull Glacier: A Stunning Ice Cap in Southern Iceland

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Mosaic Hopping Through NYC’s New Train Stations

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Mosaic Art In NYC’s New Train Stations

Check out mosaic art installations featured in NYC’s three new train stations along the Q line.



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Tired of traditional art museums? New York City’s MTA recently opened 3 new train stations (and expanded an existing one) with unique mosaic art installations – each by a different artist with a different style.

The new stations along the Q line extends to the Upper East Side. The plan for this new extension apparently goes all the way back to the 1920’s. A century later, we here we are!

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NYC’s Flatiron Room: A Different Kind of Flight

The Flatiron Room is a whiskey lover’s dream with selections ranging from around the world.


Care for a drink? Jameson and ginger ale is my usual. Occasionally, it’s a New York Sour or a Fireball. Nothing fancy. As you can tell, I’m a whiskey girl. But when I do want to get fancy, my go-to whiskey bar is The Flatiron Room – a culturally curated whiskey bar with selections from around the world.

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Experience NYC Like A Local

Experience NYC Like A Local with a Native New Yorker – me!


A Pair of Panties & Boxers was my first travel blog. I started it when I was studying abroad in China. This was when I was bitten by the travel bug and it’s been almost 10 years since then. However, over time life got in the way and both traveling and writing fell to the back burner.

2017 will be different. I plan to get back to writing starting with NYC Like A Local, a weekly series that captures NYC from a local’s perspective – me! This series features things not found in typical NYC tour guides and travel posts.

Looking forward to sharing how you can experience NYC like a local! Here’s something new once a week, every week.