Northeast

GTGL Snippets: The Igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

The igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is one of the most popular things to do in New York City during the wintertime. This past December, I finally got to go with some of my friends. The cocktails were great; the views, better; the holiday air was festive; and the company made the experience unforgettably beautiful.

GTGL Snippets: The Igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

GTGL Snippets: Fall Foliage Hiking in Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve, New Jersey

New Jersey Audubon is a not-for-profit organization that fosters environmental awareness. It has a number of centers all over the state, which all aim to protect animals and plants, especially those that are endangered, and preserve their natural habitats. We're so lucky to have one of its centers in our neighborhood where we can get our hiking fix whenever we want!

GTGL Snippets: Fall Foliage Hiking in Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve, New Jersey

GTGL Snippets: Barnegat Lighthouse

I was so moved by Bianca’s snippet of the Portland Head Light that I’m sharing one of the many photos I took from the top of yet another United States lighthouse, the Barnegat Lighthouse in New Jersey. It took me 217 steps to get to this point of Old Barney, a nickname that residents has fondly bestowed on this local beacon, which visitors are quite happy to instantly adapt, and to capture this drone-like shot of this absolutely gorgeous pre-summer midday scene below.

GTGL Snippets: Barnegat Lighthouse

GTGL Snippets: Portland Head Light

Looks familiar? That's because the Portland Head Light is one of the most photographed, if not THE most photographed, lighthouses in the US. Even the rugged cliff it sits on, towering 101 feet above the water, is picture perfect. I think it's the white farm style fence and the red roof of the adjacent building that give this whole vista that postcard-ready feel.

GTGL Snippets: Portland Head Light