Author Archive: Lynn Thibault

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lynn has been hooked on traveling and eating weird things ever since her first trip to Vietnam at the age of 16. She loves to discover new places, people and things to eat, both around the world and in Brooklyn, New York. Recently embarking on a year-long journey through South America, Europe and the Far East, she has been documenting her travels for friends and family, and looks forward to sharing her experiences as a Travel Sage! When she’s not traveling, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three orchid plants.

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The New Yorker Paradox: What We’re Really Like

The New Yorker Paradox: What We’re Really Like

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

New York and its people are everything that you might expect, and also nothing like the reputation that precedes us.  From the outside, New Yorkers seem always in a hurry, angry and sometimes just plain strange.  When I first arrived in NYC from sunny California, my born-and-bred New York boss told me that I was […]

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Hot Tip: How to Catch a NYC Taxi Cab

Hot Tip: How to Catch a NYC Taxi Cab

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

Hailing a cab in NYC is a rite of passage, and once you know the system, it’s a snap!  Not sure whether a cab already has a fare, is off-duty (no longer working) or just doesn’t like you?  Here’s how you can tell: Look at the lighted numerical marquee on the top of the cab […]

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Where to Find Your Sense of Holiday Wonder in NYC

Where to Find Your Sense of Holiday Wonder in NYC

[ 0 ] December 16, 2013 |

During the Christmas season of 2007, a plucky bachelor approached me at a bar and invited me on a “holiday date”; who could say no to that?  Although it was not the love match that would find me later in life, it was a night that always comes back to me around the holidays. We […]

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Brooklyn by Neighborhood: A Love Letter

Brooklyn by Neighborhood: A Love Letter

[ 0 ] December 5, 2013 |

On Dec 5, 2013, at 7:18 AM, “A J” <xxxx@xx.xxx> wrote: Hi Lynnie, I hope you are having the time of your life on your trip. The pictures are amazing. I can’t believe you’ve been gone for like 8 months already! You’ve really inspired me and Mitch to do some serious traveling of our own. […]

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Holiday Cheer, Brought to You by Vienna

Holiday Cheer, Brought to You by Vienna

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

There are innumerable reasons to visit Vienna any time of year; at holidaytime, however, Vienna literally lights up with holiday spirit. There is nothing like a brisk winter filled with twinkly lights, warm beverages, hearty food and hand-made gifts.  The living experience was far better than I could have imagined. Holiday Markets I’m not a […]

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La Ciudad Perdida: Colombia’s Lost City found

La Ciudad Perdida: Colombia’s Lost City found

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Brand-new white Chuck Taylors and gleaming white tube socks.  I couldn’t take my eyes off the footwear on this freshly-showered and optimistic hiker preparing for a multi-day jungle trek, one that I had just completed.  Clearly, he wasn’t sweating the mud-slide trails and hip-deep streams from which I had just emerged victorious, though worse for […]

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Volunteer Vacationing: Tips to Live Like a Local in a Far-Away Land

Volunteer Vacationing: Tips to Live Like a Local in a Far-Away Land

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013 |

Have you ever wanted to get really local in a foreign country without breaking the bank, but were unable to decide how to do it with only a week or two of vacation each year?  Volunteer exchange vacationing — exchanging work hours for room and board — can be a great way to do this, […]

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New York Eats – Bánh Mì

New York Eats – Bánh Mì

[ 0 ] November 8, 2013 |

Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, I’m happy to say, are a long-awaited NYC trend that feels like an honored guest at the sandwich party who just arrived fashionably late!  Classic bánh mì are served on a 12-inch baguette made with a combination of rice and wheat flours to give it an extra-crispy crust and an extra-light crumb; […]

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South America Sights: The Marble Caves of Patagonia

South America Sights: The Marble Caves of Patagonia

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013 |

The first thing you need to know about visiting the Marble Caves is that there are not a lot of people who have.  In fact, when my husband and I were backpacking through Patagonia last summer, we had a difficult time finding anyone who had been there. This was crazy to us, since the pictures online are […]

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New York Eats: The Most Tempting of All Guilty Pleasures

New York Eats: The Most Tempting of All Guilty Pleasures

[ 0 ] October 22, 2013 |

My husband once told me that he loves peanut butter & jelly sandwiches so much that, during his freshman year of high school, he ate them for lunch every day for the entire year (quick math = about 200).  One of the best things about NYC is that no matter what your PB&J is, there […]

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