The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Roundup

Panicking for last-minute V-Day Ideas? I got you covered. From date ideas to DIY gifts to a delicious home cooked meal there’s a little something for everyone. Then on Thursday, we can celebrate the real holiday. You know, when all the candy at CVS goes on sale for 50% off. One time a CVS worker joked with me about how you could buy the candy half off now and save it for next year, HAHA. If you don’t want to be single for Valentine’s Day in 2019 I would advise against this. Regardless, wishing all you love birds a very happy Valentine’s Day!

 

The Best Free Valentine’s Date Idea in NYC

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Make for Your Loved Ones

Valentine’s Day Activities for Singles

Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

 

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(Photo of myself and my Galentine’s Day bestie, Brittany, on a beach in Norway under the Northern Lights. Our attempt at a heart, haha.)

 

XOXO,

Riss

The Best Free Valentine’s Date Idea in NYC

If you live or have ever visited NYC, you know that it’s one of the greatest cities in the world. However, in addition to being one of the greatest cities, it’s also one of the most expensive. Between rent, Ubers, and your seamless bill, a holiday that’s centered around celebrating your loved one via overpriced meals and novelty teddy bears can easily put a strain on any financial plan. Mix it up this year by taking your significant other to the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. Bryant Park is the only free admission ice skating rink in NYC making it a great budget-friendly v-day spot. You can rent skates for a small fee or bring your own for free. Skating under the NYC skyline is not only romantic, it’s also fun!

Of course, after you work up an appetite you can stop by the Winter Village Eatery, Public Fare, for some casual cuisine and cocktails. Just be sure to save room for dessert as you indulge your sweet tooth at DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections. DŌ’s cookie dough concoctions are easily the most Instagrammed dessert of 2017 with their first store opening in NYC hosting lines that seem to be a mile long. In other words, it’s really really good. I’d say it’s the perfect way to end Valentine’s day.

 

 

Wishing all you lovebirds a Happy V-Day!

Riss

 

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Hey Everyone,

So I created my own page so that my readers can follow me easily via Facebook! So feel free to share it with your friends, fellow travelers, and loved ones. Here are some updates and things to look forward to….

1) New posts – yay! (I’ve been slacking lately, sorry)

2) Inspiration – Here to give you some serious wanderlust.

3) A website redesign – It’s been long overdue

and MORE!

So stay tuned, keep traveling, and SHARE SHARE SHARE!

Sharing this post from awhile back to share where my love for traveling all started.

https://citygirlriss.wordpress.com/…/5-things-ive-learned-…/

 

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Sincerely,
City Girl Riss

7 German Phrases You’ll Want to Know

7 German Phrases You’ll Want to Know

The article I wrote for Pink Pangea is here!

 

Check out this post about 7 German Phrases You’ll Want to Know here. Be sure to explore Pink Pangea as well! A great site for female travelers offering tips, tricks, experiences, yoga, hiking, and writing courses all over the world!

7 German Phrases You’ll Want to Know

Hope everyone is enjoying the spring as much as I am! Prost!

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Happy Traveling,

City Girl Riss

Tip of the Week: Planning Hack

Tip of the Week: Planning Hack

As someone who travels a lot…my prefered method of transportation is flying! At times I can end up shelling out a lot more than I anticipated but it can be worth it and necessary! Not to mention it’s also the quickest. If you didn’t know my favorite website to use for researching flights is Skyscanner! It gives you the cheapest flights on your planned day of travel and several websites to choose from depending on price. It makes it easy to adjust days, if your travel days are flexible, to find the cheapest days to travel (which is typically a week day.) In addition, you can also do open-ended searches. For example, If you’re traveling from NYC you can type in your airport, city, or state and hit search. It will then give you all of the countries listed from cheapest to most expensive. This makes finding cheap holidays a breeze! Hope this website helps you as much as it’s helped me!

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Happy Traveling

City Girl Riss