Places

A very long weekend in Austin (with Gertie!)

We decided to end 2016 and start 2017 in Austin, Texas! I’ve visited this quirky little capital city twice before: once on my road trip to New York City in 2012, and then for a weekend to check out the culinary scene and surrounding Texas Hill Country in 2015. But David had never been to Austin […]

January 5, 2017 Continue reading…

The best of St Bart’s

Holy moly St Bart’s! This was certainly one of those pinch-me travel experiences: we flew over on an eight-person plane and landed on one of the world’s most dangerous (and most photogenic) landings, drank copious amounts of rosé and ate plenty of fresh-baked bread, and generally just soaked up all of the sunshine and enjoyed the incredibly […]

December 19, 2016 Continue reading…

Le Barthelemy: on video!

There are some trips where I have to pinch myself to remember that this crazy travel life isn’t a dream: this past weekend in stunning St Bart’s was one of them. I headed down to this gorgeous destination in the Caribbean to check out the island’s newest hotel, Le Barthelemy. It was an epic weekend […]

December 14, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from Central Park in fall

Central Park is one of my favorite places in the city in all seasons, but it’s especially hard to beat in fall. The foliage is just so gorgeous! And one of my favorite (and fairly underrated) spots in the park is the Pool, located off 103rd Street on the west side. It’s far enough from the […]

December 1, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of Barbados

“Ah, but those aren’t real islands, with real flavor,” my cab driver replied, when he asked where else I’d visited in the region. “Barbados, this is the real Caribbean.” I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived in Barbados, other than sunshine and rum punch and a few days by myself. I was surprised by […]

November 29, 2016 Continue reading…

Barbados: on video!

It’s been a while since I took a solo trip–especially to a super romantic island! Even though I would have loved to visit Barbados with David, there was still PLENTY to enjoy on my own: I basically read Gone with the Wind in the sunshine the entire time, took long walks on the beach while listening to […]

November 22, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Empire State Building

It’s really easy for New York City to lose that tourist sparkle after you’ve lived there for a few years. Sure, you still marvel at seeing the city all sparkly when you’re in a cab going over the Brooklyn Bridge late at night and you revel in the crazy variety of restaurants you can find.But […]

November 17, 2016 Continue reading…