THE BEST 2017 PLANNER by Karolayn Rodriguez

Ban.do Planner - The Best Planner for 2017

With a new year comes new goals and the only way to approach those goals is by planning and organizing as much as possible. But let’s be honest, sometimes is fun and sometimes is not, that’s why you need some inspiration.

Today I want to show the Best Planner of 2017 because #omgbandoagenda is just so so beautiful. It really makes you want to sit down and plan everything... like absolutely everything. I don’t know you but I love writing everything down on a paper and making to-do-list. When I found this beautiful agenda, I was like “I must have it”.

Ban.do planners are a synonym of FUN! These planners/agendas are efficient in terms of organization, practicability and of course, looks. The stickers, the illustrations and the cute-mini inspirational quotes are just so inspiring.

COVER

There is a beautiful variety of cover designs that you can find on their website. I bought mine at Anthropologie. I didn’t have all those options to pick from but I’m pretty happy with the choice I made. Anyway, my point is that you will have hard time choosing which one you want because they are all so pretty.

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SIZE

They come in different sizes. Classic, medium and large! As you can see I have the classic which has a spine and is great because it fits everywhere. The classic and medium are spiral bound.

USEFUL ELASTIC BAND

Yes! Each magnificent planner has this handy elastic band to prevent the cover from opening. Really helpful if you will be carrying your planner around!

PRETTY AND UNIQUE DESIGNS

It’s insane how this planner is so pleasing to the eye. If you love design like I do, you need to get it. Each month is distinguished by an unique design and color. I’m telling you the obsession is real!

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COOL IMPORTANT DATES

Like I said before this agenda is all about fun. Ban.do has written down the most important holidays, you know, like National Smoothie Day, Girl Gang Appreciation Day, Best Friend Day, etc. I can’t stop laughing while I flip the pages.

YOUR OWN CHEERLEADER

This planner really knows when to encourage you! You will find this little notes written throughout telling like “You're fresher than lemonade”. How cool, right?

Let me know what you think of this Ban.do Planner in the comments! Do you have one?! Or share with us which planner you bought for this 2017?! ☺️

EXTRAS - It also includes:

  • Stickers Weekly fun to-dos
  • Variety of amazing art
  • Month and week views
  • Color-coded month tabs
  • A secret code fit for any cool girl
  • A pocket to place your things
  • Note pages
  • Page to color

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Ban.do 17-Month Agenda (August 2016 - December 2017)

HOW TO VISIT NEW YORK CITY ON A BUDGET? by Karolayn Rodriguez

For who is this post?

This post is for those who are hustlers and those who want to enjoy the beautiful things life has to offer. If you want to experience an adventure of a lifetime but don’t have the resources to afford that….then yes, you’re in the right place. Your girl right here it’s going to help you find a way to Travel On a Low Budget.

NYC? Expensive? Yes! But don’t worry! it is possible to visit the city.

New York is one of those extraordinary places that everyone wants to visit and live there. Sadly -yes, sadly- this metropolis is also known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. The truth is, this city contains so much variety that is overwhelming and THAT my friends, calls people’s attention.

Don’t freak out!!! I’m going to help you visit the capital of the world without spending a large amount of money. Remember, It’s all about being smart with your money. This tips will help you travel to not only New York City but other amazing cities and countries as well.

Let’s get started!

 

FLIGHT

I’m not an expert-travel blogger but I’m good at saving money. Today I’m going to share where I got a good and cheap flight ticket to New York.

There a tons of amazing websites where you can get really good prices. In my case Expedia worked more than fine. I bought a ticket from Miami straight to New York for only $120, which I think is fantastic but let’s have in mind that I bought the ticket with a month in advance and it was in low season. The best Time to Travel to NYC is in the month of May and October, which are considered low season. Another important thing to keep in mind is the the cheapest flights usually leave really early in the morning or really late in the night; however sometimes they don’t. Skyscanner is also a good website where you can find amazing deals.

ACCOMMODATION

The best to way to save money in accommodation is if you can stay with someone you know (Insta friend HELLO - BE careful tho) since accommodation is arguably one of the biggest expenses. However, if you don’t have that option try to split the bill with your travel partner on a Airbnb. It’s KEY that you schedule your stay with anticipation to prevent any unwanted situation.

If you really want to know and have a good experience in New York City, I would recommend staying a week or at least five days to get to know the city and have a good perspective.

 

FOOD

If your budget is pretty tight the best option to save on your trip is if once you get to your destination you just do a little grocery shopping.  Traders Joe is a great place to go and buy little things so you can keep your belly fuel throughout your long days. Remember you will be doing a lot of walking around the city.

If you do this, you will be able to save a ton. If you want to go out for a big meal, go out for lunch instead of dinner where possible; it will be cheaper! Remember NYC has amazing places to eat. Just try to skip the touristy area and eat where the locals eat. Neighborhoods with colleges and universities -- such as the East Village near New York University -- often have unique local eats at fantastic prices.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Like I said before, it would be great if you could stay at least seven days in New York City. The Best Transportation in NYC is the subway or at least if you are a tourist, and well of course your legs. There’s a very cost-efficient Subway Pass that costs $31 and works for 7 seven days. With this card you are able to take the subway and buses for unlimited time. Also don’t forget that Manhattan is very walkable and you are able to appreciate more  New York City on foot than you would by public transport or taxi. Plus my friend, it’s free.

 

PLANNING

Try to plan ahead what you want to see by sectors or neighborhood so that you visit different areas of the city each day. Based on my experience, try to explore residentials neighborhoods like Tribeca, Greenwich Village, NoHo, Soho, etc, rather than those tourist traps. You'll get to see the real beauty of New York without wasting your money on other attractions.

 

BEST AND COOL PLACES TO VISIT IN NYC FOR FREE 

  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Dumbo
  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Local Markets
  • New York Public Library
  • Brooklyn
  • High Line
  • Museum of Modern Art - FREE Fridays 4-8pm
  • New York Botanical Garden - FREE all day Wednesdays, 9-10AM Saturdays
  • Chelsea Market
  • Chinatown
  • oho
  • Financial District
  • Tribeca
  • Soho

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate and leave them down below, I’d love to help you out! And if you have visited New York City before and have any tips, leave them down below as well, we’re here to help each other (: