I’ve been totally overwhelmed.
Lots of freelance work (no complaints), a few catering gigs, a couple of mini-crises in my life, and my car broke down.
And now I’m in a quandary: I desperately need a vacation, but I don’t have the time.
Isn’t that typical, you’re the busiest the week before you start your vacation? That could be truer for me as I scramble to finish three freelance stories, update a website I’ve been working on, edit a couple of videos and get in as much surf time as possible by Monday.
Because on Tuesday I’m jumping on a Hawaiian Airlines flight — direct! — to New York City!
Here’s the backstory: I have a habit of plugging in random cities in sites like Orbitz or Travelocity, just to see if I can score super cheap flights to places like Paris or Seoul or Reykjavík. It just so happened I found a ridiculously cheap fare to NYC. It was $376. Round-trip. Direct flight. No exaggeration. That’s cheaper than going to Maui for the weekend.
So I booked it. And now I’m struggling to get everything done before I get on that plane.
One of the things I haven’t been able to do is research where to go, what to see and, especially, where to eat.
So I’m throwing it out there for everyone who’s been to New York City, who lives in New York City, or who dreams about it: tell me what I should do or see. I haven’t been back in 12 years. I need advice STAT.