South America

Postcard from the Tamarindo Estuary

When we went to Costa Rica over New Year’s Eve, we purposely didn’t make any plans or schedule any activities in advance. For the first time in a long time, we figured we would show up and see what was on offer–and worst case scenario, I had no problem spending all day, every day on […]

February 4, 2016 Continue reading…

The best of Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Instead of agonizing over what to get each other for Christmas this year, my boyfriend and I bought each a trip to Costa Rica for New Year’s Eve. In other words, we may have started the best tradition yet because it was actually a gift that we both truly loved. This was also my first true vacation […]

January 7, 2016 Continue reading…

Playa Grande, Costa Rica: on video!

New York City welcomed us back with open arms and 12-degree temperatures! Although it’s wonderful to be home–and I’m so excited to share more about our time in Costa Rica–I’m definitely missing those long sunny days with nothing to do but swim and walk on the beach and read in the hammock. Here’s a glimpse into […]

January 6, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from San Juan del Sur

As much as I loved the isolation and subsequent relaxing vibes of Costa Dulce, I started to get a little stir-crazy midweek: completely blame that sensation on my current New York City lifestyle. A few of us decided to head into town for the afternoon: while everyone else was interested in buying souvenirs, I just […]

November 6, 2014 Continue reading…

The best of Nicaragua, via Instagram

The last week in Nicaragua was (almost) exactly what I’d hoped for: early morning yoga classes accompanied by astrological insights, a hammock on my balcony with an ocean view, lazy afternoons spent reading/walking/surfing on a private beach, fresh coconuts and savory vegetarian meals, surrounded by lush forest and few other humans. If it wasn’t for […]

November 4, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from San Blas Islands

Palm trees, sandy beaches, complete and utter serenity: that’s what the San Blas Islands are made of. The vast majority of islands in the Caribbean archipelago are uninhabited, making them the perfect destination for a rowdy sailboat with plenty of booze and boys. Sailing the San Blas Islands was an incredible experience: one of the first […]

December 13, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from the streets of Cartagena

Street art is one of those things that can make or break a city for me. A city that encourages good graffiti–or at the very least, recognizes the difference between ugly tagging and talented artwork–is instantly a place that I want to explore. Cities with white-washed walls simply feel sterile, devoid of emotion and expression: […]

December 6, 2012 Continue reading…