Hosting your best friend is the best excuse to play tourist in your own city. When it comes to NYC though, there are almost too many options of yummy places to eat, fun things to do, and new things to see that it can become overwhelming fast. But when you zoom out and take a look at the big picture, it becomes clear that there's no reason to be daunted by taking on the role of host. Rather, it is the best opportunity to intentionally create a plan to love on your guest. Stress becomes motivation; worry gives way excitement; fears of things going wrong transform into opportunities to create lasting memories.
Hello all the quintessential things that make NYC home to millions. Goodbye overwhelming lists of "all the must do NYC things" for a 3 day trip. 5 years later, it is the moments of simply being together that are still remembered and cherished. It is those moments that strengthened the friendship that we still revel in today. It is those moments that make traveling to see one another, hosting one another, and carving out time in busy seasons of life for one another so worth it.