Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fall Break Contest -- we were delighted and inspired by your adventures both near and far! Also, a special thanks to our contest partners Streetwise New York, Brazilia Cafe, Lomography, and The Moth.
Congratulations to Fall Break Contest winner Liliana Reynoso! Liliana, who was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California, is in her third year at New York University, studying Nutrition and Diabetics. She enjoys baking, cooking and traveling, and more recently, has taken an interest in photography. In her spare time, you’ll find Liliana trying out new recipes from Pinterest, and going on day adventures in New York City.
In her journal, Liliana experiences autumn in Vermont, including vibrant fall foliage, crisp walks around Montpelier, and a gigantic bucket of Ben & Jerry’s.
What lead you to want to study in NYC?
I’m originally from California, and I wanted a change of pace for a while, so I chose NYC.
Do you have a favorite place that you’ve visited and why?
My favorite place that I ever visited was a town in Germany called Sulzfeld because I originally traveled there to do a home stay on a People to People trip, but the family was wonderful, and they invited me to come back and stay longer, so I have since gone back to stay with them and explore the area. On both occasions, we went to the Saint Peter & Saint Paul Festival where people dress up like they’re from the Middle Ages, and it’s really cool how everyone gets so into it.
What’s your favorite travel tip?
My favorite travel tip is to take every opportunity you get to go somewhere or to do something.