New York

Of the many lessons I learned last year, this one stands out: for me, traveling is never a glamorous affair. I don't arrive at my destination looking effortlessly put together, my luggage typically looks as beat up as I feel, and I can guarantee you that I won't be able to sleep on the plane no matter how tired I am. But that doesn't stop me from always wanting to hop on a plane to anywhere. Last May my best friend and I explored New York City, and I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want to go back every single day.

Our hotel was in Koreatown. There was a subway station at the end of the block and the Empire State Building two streets over, should you need a landmark to find your way home. So fun, and also so convenient.

Don't miss walking the length of the High Line. It's free, the people watching is top notch, and the views are incredible. Be sure to hit the Chelsea Market for a snack or three.

You can always count on MoMA for a great time, but Krystle also made sure we visited the Museum of Arts & Design. The cost of admission was reasonable, and the crowds were delightfully nonexistent. 

If you're looking to walk off all the tasty meals you're no doubt enjoying, walk the span of the Manhattan Bridge. Take an afternoon to wander around DUMBO, and then walk back into Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge. Touristy? Of course, but the graffiti on the Manhattan Bridge is epic.