Author Archives: Kailee Crawford

About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫

Pinxtos in Barcelona: Carrer de Blai

My first time in Barcelona I was given some extremely valuable insider information on where locals go to eat in Barcelona. And now I’m sharing it with you. You’re welcome. Carrer de Blai, a pedestrian-only street located in the El … Continue reading

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Barcelona, Spain – What & Where to Eat

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Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and for good reason: It’s extremely beautiful, contains some of the most amazing architecture in the world and contains a ridiculous amount of good restaurants. The Barcelona restaurant scene is out of this … Continue reading

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Prague – What to Do & Sightseeing

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Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and known for its buildings that combine different architectural styles. It’s a very beautiful city and contains side-by-side examples of Baroque, Gothic and Rennaissance architecture. In some cases, the styles are … Continue reading

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Prague – Where to Eat & Drink

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While we only spent 2 full days in Prague, we found the city to be fascinating due to its mishmash of architectural styles and prevalence of beer. One thing people might not realize is that the Czech Republic is the … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Where to Eat & Drink

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Among the canals of Amsterdam, you’ll find a number of amazing restaurants and bars. Amsterdam is contains a diverse list of global cuisine, including Spanish Tapas and some of the most authentic Thai food I’ve had outside of Thailand. My … Continue reading

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Guide to Thailand’s Full Moon Party

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First off, I want to say you’ve made the right choice in deciding to attend the famous “Full Moon Party.” It’s a bucket list item that everyone should do while they’re still young and able to throw down with hundreds of … Continue reading

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NYC Bars: Rooftops, Backyards & Speakeasies.

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Below you’ll find my master NYC bar list which I’ve organized by type (rooftop, sports bar, speakeasy) and also my favorites in each neighborhood. I’m constantly updating this on a regular basis so hoping this helps you find fun places to … Continue reading

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When in Rome… (August 13, 2016)

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH – 2.5 DAYS IN ROME We took a 6AM flight from Split, Croatia to Rome, Italy and landed around 9AM and took a taxi to our Airbnb which was located near the Pantheon near the center of … Continue reading

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NYC Restaurant Recommendations

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Below are my lists of my favorite NYC restaurants (which is by no means complete) that I’ve been putting together over the past few years I’ve lived in the city. I always have friends ask me to send me my … Continue reading

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Rome: The Vatican – The Right (and Wrong) Way to Visit

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I have some tips to those planning their trip to the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel so you can avoid making the same mistake that we did. Granted, we went on a Saturday, but after talking to a local … Continue reading

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