Tag: winter

Where to Buy the Best Christmas Trees in New York City

If you grew up outside of New York and now live in the city, you are faced with an annual dilemma that involves the purchasing of a live Christmas Tree.

Every year, right after Thanksgiving, tree stands are set-up throughout the city.  They are filled with douglas firs, frasers and balsam firs.  Friendly staff are stationed at these stands 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Christmas.

As fun as it is to see experience the sights and smells of fresh trees all around the city, there is a glaring problem.  These trees range anywhere from $80 to $200 for trees starting at 5 feet.

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In and Out of Iceland: 48 Hours in Reykjavik

Winter in Iceland, experiencing the darkness and chasing the Northern Lights felt like an adventure worth having.  So, why not pack that adventure into a 48 hour excursion to the middle of the Atlantic in November?  No reason not to, really.  So a 4 hour and 45 minute red-eye flight later (basically the time it takes to fly across the US) I touched down in Keflavik International Airport.

And as I stepped out of the airport into 50 mph gusts of wind and driving rain, in that moment, I was happy.

Learning the Hard Way

By Katie Donovan Two months of a snowy, icy winter and I’m nearly used to the cold. I actually prefer the overcast days now and often find myself hardly ever missing the harsh Florida sunshine. I found ways to get used to the cold and walking through snow. […]

Chilly Hot Changes

By Katie Donovan As the winter weather continues here in New York, I find that I am not as unprepared for the weather as my family back home in Florida may have held concern for. The historical blizzard that was supposed to swamp us with tremendous gusts of […]