Nothing will encourage you to get outside and explore like living in a converted two-bedroom apartment at the top of six flights of stairs in the West Village. We came to New York for magazine internships at Condé Nast Traveler and SELF in the spring of 2009, but all work and no play is not our style. We ate our way through the farmers market in Union Square and dumpling houses deep in Chinatown and danced in Bulgarian basement clubs until the horizon lit up. Needless to say, we loved it.
A couple of weeks after our arrival in New York, we spent an evening over a pitcher of sangria in a nearby restaurant and lamented the lack of multimedia travel sites that capture the personality of a destination. We believe in traveling to experience, rather than just see landmarks or fill a photo album. This blog is the first step toward a new type of travel site that offers video, audio, photo slideshows and databases of tastes and smells for travelers to explore. We’re using all the tech toys and online components we can in order to convey the authenticity of a place, its soul and pulse.
Everything we write about, photograph, film or record we will have personally test-driven. The name says it all: Tara and Karina Go Out!
–Tara and Karina for TKGO