Hi. I’m Tracy. I live in New York City and write about lifestyle, culture, travel, and other things I love.

Visit my bio page to learn more about me. 

I WRITE

You'll find my writing in publications like Metro NY, Brick Underground, Mabuhay Magazine, City Guide, Business Insider, TravelMag , and others. See examples on my clips page.

Besides writing for countless blogs, magazines, and websites, I'm the New York City Local Travel Expert for Answers.com, and the co-author of New York: 48 Hours published by Delius Books in partnership with National Geographic France.

I TRAVEL

I love travel....I've wine tasted in Piemonte, Italy, mingled with locals in Bathsheba, Barbados, posed with Joshua Trees in the Mojave Desert, mountain biked through Cuenca, Ecuador, road tripped across the US, and feasted on decadent food in places like Montreal, Sedona, and Charleston. My other favorite destinations include Paris, Portland, ME, Hamburg, London, Palm Springs, and Venice.

Local travel is an important aspect of my life too. I've visited New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ, Coastal Connecticut, the Finger Lakes Region, Cape Cod, the North Fork of Long Island, Sag Harbor, Newport, and other spots only a drive from Manhattan.

You can check out some of the places I've been to on my photography page.

I BLOG

I am the founder and editor of the popular NYC-based lifestyle and travel blog, Tracy's New York Life. This New York-centric site brings the best of living, food, culture, and more to readers around the world. Tracy's New York Life offers the latest from the five boroughs, my adventures in the Big Apple and beyond, musings and opinions from native and transplant New Yorkers, plus travel tips and stories.

Latest

Puerto Vallarta Is for Foodies


A few weeks back, I went to a Puerto Vallarta tourism event right here in New York, and soon realized that this Mexican resort town is becoming more of a foodie destination.  I had a taste of the region's cuisine from Chef Mario Portillo from the newly-opened Tintoque in Vallarta. Wow....was his food delicious! He prepared ajillo-style sea bass with smoked pineapple puree, roasted potato with achiote, and black bean salad. Your mouth might be watering like mine right now, just reading this.

20 Destinations I've Traveled to and What I Remember Most About Each

Cuenca, Ecuador

Napa Valley

Taking pleasure in travel is a given, but the intimate moments I've experienced when visiting a new place –– be it a major metropolitan city or a smaller arty town –– make each journey unforgettable. I've rounded up some favorite destinations that I've traveled to and what I remember most about each.

6 Reasons We Shouldn't Stop Traveling

Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy.
I was bitten by the travel bug when I was 18 years old and driving across the US from Pennsylvania to California. I saw a lot of the country on that trip –– Memphis, Albuquerque, the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, Hollywood, the Pacific Coast Highway, and a host of other places on the return. I knew it then –– I wanted to travel as frequently as my lifestyle and budget would permit.