This Fall I've gotten the opportunity to travel with Summer Huntington to Whistler BC for Wanderlust festival, Portland OR, Orcas Island WA, along with numerous closer places in the PNW, but out of all these, NYC stands out the most. Prior to this trip, I had never been to a large city and we were there for a full week. I stayed with friends, some new friends of friends, and a hostel. Learning to navigate the subway system, and figuring out the speed at which people move in the city came fast. I was impressed by the energy of the place. Standing downtown watching people buzz by on whatever mission they were on seemed so new but I found myself weaving in and out of walking traffic racing for my next destination, and to escape the winter cold.