keys to a successful road trip

I’m not really a road trip kind of gal. Due to my overwhelmingly lazy nature, I’m almost always looking for the quickest and easiest way to get somewhere. However, with my two week trek across Eastern Europe approaching quicker than my bank account can catch up, I decided it was time to save a few pennies. Luckily, post-TBEX Toronto, I realized I could catch a ride back with some NYC-bound friends. Naturally, I jumped on the opportunity. And so began my eight-hour backseat adventure, driving from Toronto, Canada to New York City. Along the way, I learned a few important tidbits to keep in mind for all future road trips. Know what you’re getting in…

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tbex: afterthoughts

It took me two full weeks to recover enough to reflect properly on my weekend in Toronto at the TBEX Conference. After eight days of internalizing, the one clear thing I’ve decided on is this: I am way lazier than I even realized. When it comes to decision making, I’m known to choose the least responsible option, almost always. I think it’s in my blood, but more than likely (read: definitely), it’s a completely fixable personality flaw that I choose not to address. That being said, if there’s something important on the line, I can normally pull myself together and be a somewhat respectable human being and adult—as long as its only for a day…

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travel announcement: oh, canada!

Can I just say, springtime in New York City is no springtime in Paris. As summer draws nearer, there’s one thing that’s on every New Yorker’s mind: the weekend getaway. Naturally, when I heard that that the bi-annual TBEX Conference was being held the first weekend of June in Toronto, Canada, it was like music to my ears. Sure, the temperatures in NYC have finally risen above fifty degrees, and we’ve had some pretty gloriously sunny days. But along with the rising temperatures and the changing of seasons comes the increase in tourist traffic on the sidewalks. Add to this the inevitable growing stench of trash, body odor, and — I’m serious — urine, and…

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