Since travelling to New York in 2009, I have been trying to find an excuse to come back, as after the last 10 day trip I felt inspired and invigorated. The energy of the city acted like a cattle prod in regards to motivating me, so, with the intention of harnessing this motivation again I orchestrated two months around a Media Bistro Travel Writing Course.

Ideally I wanted to stay for 3 months, but executing that plan would have required a job, affordable accommodation and luck, all of which I found difficult to come by.