✖ what I am planning to take with me to the Big Apple?

To be honest, all I would take with me to New Yor City is my passport, some money and my ukulele. But since we are living in a world where I at least need a few pairs of underwear with me, this blog post is kind of pointless. However, I'm not going to bore you with the contents of my suitcase, as that's irrelevant.

The most important things that I'm taking with me, are in my head.

 an open mind
I tend to think of myself as an open-minded person, and that's not the open mind I mean here. The open mind that I mean, is that I'm going to open my mind and soul to all new experiences. The ones I'm going to cherish for the rest of my life and the ones, that might not be as good as I have imagined. The mind that turns everything into something to reminisce for.

 grateful heart
I'm going to spend my every minute out there, with a grateful heart. I'll be grateful for every opportunity, moment, happening, event, coffee shop and a food truck that comes to my way. I'm going to be grateful for every single experience I'm going to be experiencing out there.

 ears that will listen
I want to hear stories. Stories from real life people, living in New York City. For me, it's like this place from a storybook, I need to hear what it's like in someone's perspective who is actually living out there. I want to hear every sound of music from a street artist, I want to hear the traffic jam noises, the sound of the subway, the sound of people.

 the perspective
I'm going to wander around with my camera, shoot every little detail, use my perspective to capture NYC in the best way I possibly am able to. I'm going to take the perspective, to put things in perspective, see the tallest buildings scrape the sky and look at every single wall mural that crosses my way.

 the nose that smells
I want to smell the city. It might not smell good, but I want to smell the Spring in New York City. I want to smell the bagels, the coffee shops. The flower shops.

Those are the things I'll be taking with me to the Big Apple.
And I can't freaking wait.

All these pictures are at my saved folder on Instagram.


  1. I didn't expect this. Great post.

  2. Great post! I think it’s always really important to be grateful and definitely have an open mind to experience all the amazing things there is to do in New York! Hope you have a great time x

  3. Take it all in my darling, New York is on my to visit list!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  4. Such a fun and unique post! Love how you explain what your packing mentally and your expectations.

    1. Thank you so much! Thought I'd do something different instead of simply sharing the contents of my suitcase.

  5. I loved the unexpected content here. All amazing things to have. Have the best time, it's such an amazing city x


  6. Great post! I hope you have an amazing time in NYC!!

  7. Sounds like the best things to take on any trip. I hope you have a wonderful time (and remember the clean undies!)

  8. Have fun in New York!! I love this prescriptive on travel. So important to have an open mind to be able to take everything in and really enjoy it.

    Andrea |


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