The Healthy Place to Stay in New York – W Union Square

Last week, I spent a beautiful (and hot!) weekend in one of my favorite cities in the world – New York. I haven’t always been in love with NYC. I started coming up to NYC at a very early age to visit family and to go to debate tournaments in the Bronx. Since then, I’ve been up many times to shop with friends and spent countless week nights visiting for work over the last 10 years. It wasn’t until I realized how amazing the food and health scene was in NYC, that I began to really love it.

There are countless neighborhoods to choose from when you go for a visit. I think I have probably stayed in almost all the popular areas of NYC one time or another. Now, before I pick an area to stay in, I always think about whether or not my travel requirements are met. I need to have access to a great organic grocery store, juice bar, healthy restaurants, a gym and yoga studio. I never want to spend my time in NYC in the subway station or stuck in traffic the whole time. I don’t know about you, but knowing that I have healthy eats and a place to work out right at my finger tips makes all my travel anxiety go right out the window.

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So where do I stay? Union Square – Specifically the W Union Square. This is by far the best hotel for healthy travel to NYC. I’m not saying you can’t stay in other areas and be just as healthy, but staying here makes staying clean & fit on the road absolutely brainless!

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Eating Through the Big Apple – Part Deux

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Before I start the story of pictures, I just want to mention, that you no longer need to travel the globe to experience the best in pizza, pasta or even pastries – Just go to spoiled rotten (so jealous I can’t stand it) New York City! A year ago the Eataly mothership of the best of Italy landed across from Madision Square Park and this year NYC is getting the famed Laudree, one of the best patisseries in the world right off the Champs Elysees in Paris. NYC is the closest and best melting pot food playground– if you haven’t been in a while – it’s time to go, but bring your elastic pants for the way home! Continue Reading →