Whether you're planning to see the famous sights, the restaurants, the museums, the shopping, the sports, or just about anything else you can think of, your visit will surely be a success! The possibilities for fun are endless and New York will never disappoint you. My hope is to enhance your experience by sharing the knowledge I've accumulated by living and working in the New York area for over 20 years.
I was born and raised in Finland and originally came to the U.S. as a teenager to attend high school in Wisconsin. Following High School, I spent the next four years studying music at a University in New Jersey, as well as working in the metropolitan NYC area. Soon after graduation I became curious about Southern California and wanted to find out what it would be like to live in the year-round sunshine with the clear blue skies and the swaying palm trees. San Diego turned out to be as beautiful as everyone had said, but after living there for nearly a decade, I still missed the energy and lifestyle of New York. There simply is no other place as exciting and full of life.
Moving back has turned out to be a great decision. New York continues to fascinate me the same way as it did when I first arrived here and the many experiences have given me a deep appreciation of the city's diverse culture.
Manhattan is usually best experienced by foot and by using public transportation, and the surrounding areas can be easily reached with a car. Whether you're interested in the major sights, getting a general sense of the city, or exploring specific neighborhoods, I'll be happy to create a customized route that will be enjoyable and rewarding.
Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to seeing you here in NYC!