New York City—the city where I first learned to eat, sleep, and drink (it’s a real thing), the country where I grew up, and the birthplace of the greatest film of all time—is full of places where you could be anything you want.
I’d argue, as one of the founders of Expaedia, that the best travel destination is the place where you feel like you belong.
Here’s a look at five cities you can find yourself there, with an emphasis on the good, the bad, and some pretty amazing things you might not expect.
I’ve also included a few links to great sites that have helped me get my bearings and get my feet wet in places I’d never imagined.
So get out there, and explore.