Hello From The Big Apple!

Brooklyn Bridge at night

It’s so rare that I post from a destination when I’m here but I wanted to send out a little update and say that if I’m a little bit MIA on the blog, head over to my social media and you can follow along on my travel adventures in the Big Apple.

I am currently in New York City exploring, seeing friends, and getting inspired. I feel weird if I don’t come here at least once a year. There is something about the city that I love so much…I love walking around exploring neighborhoods, people watching, and eating.

I got here a few days ago and took a red eye over here. I landed quite early like 6 am styles early. I usually take a cab or car into town but thought I’d try out a budget option.

Getting into city from JFK – LIRR & Subway Option

  • Coming out of the terminal at JFK I took the Air Train to Jamaica Station. To exit the station costs $5 + $1 for a new Metrocard. I had an old card but didn’t know they expire.
  • I thought I was going to take the subway but it was going to take over an hour so I took the Long Island Railroad instead which $9.50. It took me from Jamaica Air Train Station to Penn Station.
  • From Penn Station, I needed to get to Chinatown so I walked a couple of blocks to Herald Square Station to take the B train south. I had a rolling carry-on bag and a backpack so it was easy to manage and it was pretty early still so the trains weren’t packed yet.
  • Overall it was less than an hour and cost me under $20 to get into the city. Hooray! I would have taken an Uber but it costs $60 for the flat fee from JFK.


I got Metrocard for the week

More Big Apple Vibes:

I love walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. I love people watching and commuter watching. My only gripe here is that people don’t stay aware of the traffic be it angry cyclists and others walking. I know you want the shot but stay aware folks!

Brooklyn Bridge at night - A Big Apple Hello | www.rtwgirl.com

BK Bridge just after sunset

Katz Deli NYC

I love walking around the city and just shooting photos of iconic things

And of course, all I do is eat in this town. I’ll have to do a roundup and update of my old blog post for favorite eats and treats in the city! Click here for my food favorites from last year.

I had to do it. Clinton Street Baking Company for the pancakes. Walked around LES while we waited for our table. I’m not even a pancake person and I ordered them.

Clinton Street Baking Company NYC

Yes, the pancakes were fluffy and tasty!

I’m currently staying in Chinatown and love the close proximately to good coffee. There’s a coffee shop run by Aussies and one by Kiwis. Those southern hemisphere folks know how to churn out a great cup I tell ya. I hope they invade Los Angeles soon…or perhaps I found my newest calling.

Two Hands NYC

I live for avocado toast. Add an egg and I’m stoked.  A flat white too! Stellar! Two Hands NYC

Happy Bones NYC

Happy Bones, a cafe run by Kiwis. Flat white once again!

And here is some more Big Apple inspiration for you! Perfect for you Pinterest-ers!

New York City Is Always A Good Idea Travel Quote


Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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