Having part of my childhood spent in Southern California, I'll always be a little biased when it comes to East vs. West Coast. That said, I left JFK feeling extremely satisfied after a 9-day escape - I met new friends, connected with old friends, lost my phone in a cab, ate too much food too many times, and found answers to questions I didn't know I was asking. NYC, I'll be back for you soon - in the meantime, thanks for hosting me and for giving me something to chase after.