September 2012

Postcard from New Orleans

Here’s how I felt in New Orleans: hot, sweaty, full, hungover, repeat. And then we arrived, and we ate. And drank. And I dragged Renee on an hour’s walk in the sweltering humidity to look at cemeteries on the first day, and then to wander through the French Quarter on our second day. We ate […]

September 13, 2012 Continue reading…

Seven awesome reasons to go to Austin

Texas was my first “new” state on this trip, and Austin was the city I was most excited to visit. It didn’t disappoint; in fact, it exceeded all of my expectations. If New York City doesn’t work out, don’t be too surprised if I decide to give Austin a try…here’s why:

September 10, 2012 Continue reading…

An airline strike in Santorini

Before she had the most adorable baby boy ever (with the cutest travel-themed nursery ever), my dear friend and fellow gelato-lover Ashlee Gadd of Where My Heart Resides had a pre-baby bucket list–and the big thing to tick off was a trip to Greece. Now that Croatia is off the list, Greece has officially moved […]

September 7, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Texas State Capitol

Austin seems an unlikely choice for the capital of Texas–but then again, many are surprised to learn that California isn’t led by San Francisco or Los Angeles, but rather my lovely hometown of Sacramento. Austin is liberal, active, outdoorsy, fit in a state that’s known to be anything but. The Capitol building, however, is everything […]

September 6, 2012 Continue reading…

The places I refuse to take a camera

Today, it’s easier than ever to take and share photos: our society is more and more obsessed with instant images. We don’t have time for a thousand words, but we have time for a picture. Does always having access to a camera necessarily need we always need to be taking pictures? Our constant snapping takes […]

September 4, 2012 Continue reading…