Here’s the reality:
- Planning a trip is hard.
- And it’s even more difficult if you don’t know anyone in the area you’re visiting.
Fortunately, I enjoy researching!
So much so that I’ve become the go-to person in my circles for recommendations on places to visit.
And posting it here for everyone to see is a lot easier than writing long emails.
That is why the goal of this blog is to provide a great resource for newcomers or visitors to the New York City area. Every page on this blog contains hints, tips, and tricks for exploring the area.
I explore everything I enjoy, from bars to restaurants to attractions. All from the perspective of an aging local hipster who’s been around the block a few times.
About the Writer of Hipster Travels
This is a one-person show. When I’m not working my day job, I write.
Colin Pearson, Hipster Writer
I was born and raised in Connecticut and have lived in the following places at various times:
- Williamsburg, Virginia
- Montpellier, France
- Sevilla, Spain
- Kasungu, Malawi
- Ashfield, Massachusetts
- Charleston, South Carolina
Having lived all over the world, I returned to the area because it has so much to offer in such a unique combination.
Nonetheless, knowing where to go and what to prioritize is critical. And that is something only a local who has been there before can provide.
How Hipster Travels Came to Be
I’ve lived all over the world and am now back working at the family bed and breakfast, so I get a lot of visitors. And I write a lot about my hometown.
But one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received is to travel to a new location at least once a year.
I’ve taken that advice to its logical conclusion. While I enjoy getting to know a place thoroughly, I’m always looking for new places to visit. And the best way to learn is to teach, which is why these guides exist.
While flying to an exotic location is ideal, there is so much to discover in our own backyard.
And who doesn’t like supporting local businesses?
So I hope you have fun discovering nearby day trips or weekend getaways by car or train. Although New York City is the world’s center, don’t dismiss the rest of the region as a backwater.
What’s going on now?
Hipster Travels is essentially just a creative side project for a guy who enjoys writing. This is also where I test out search engine optimization and content marketing. That may sound tedious. But we all have our hobbies.
What You’ll Find Here
That said, it has a few advantages for people other than me:
- free advice for visitors who are unsure what to do
- highlights of (and links to) cool, new, and local businesses that I come across
If you have any questions or cannot find the information you need on the site, please contact me via email. I’m always on the lookout for new writing topics.