Friday, May 18, 2012

This Article Is a Stub

Yeah, I know, cheap trick, but I'm putting this here to force myself to come back, hopefully this weekend, to upload some pictures and write some details about my post-busy season trip to NYC. For now, a few observations:
  • This was my best trip to New York so far. It seemed like the perfect mix of cultural, culinary, and horizontal activities.
  • I remain committed to the notion that whenever you go on vacation, it's important to have one goal that you know you can accomplish and otherwise not to have too detailed an itinerary, but if you're going to NYC, you can probably increase that to one goal/day without fear of failure.
  • I have also determined that no matter what sort of fabulous dining experiences you have planned for your trip, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Your days will be much more congenial if you find a pleasant breakfast spot near your hotel and enjoy a leisurely meal while appreciating your surroundings. This is part of why European vacations are so often successful: your hotel will usually provide a nice breakfast for no additional charge.
  • I spent a lot of time walking around the city and especially walking in the park. The weather was almost embarrassingly wonderful. Thanks, climate change! Sure, entire Pacific nations will disappear, but let's not forget the silver lining.