Travel Guide: Dublin, Ireland

Dublin often gets a bad rap for being a stopover for beers and pub food and not much else. In reality, it’s a bustling metropolis that offers so much more than Guinness and a visit to see the Book of Kells. I had visited Dublin in years past and done all of the “check it…

Travel Guide: Tulum, Mexico

I visited Tulum nearly 3 years ago for a quiet girl’s trip, and we could not have had a more relaxing and sun-soaked few days. I’m sure that this has become an even more popular destinations as the years have passed on, and rightfully so. The beach was beautiful, the vibe was laid-back and serene,…

Travel Guide: Marfa TX

Marfa, Texas has been a bucket list trip on my list for longer than I would care to admit. It elicits responses in two very distinct camps – either “Never heard of it,” or “Wow, I’ve heard it’s absolutely incredible.” Tucked away on a remote strip of highway three hours from El Paso, it is…

Travel Guide: Paso Robles, CA

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed exploring California this past year, and was utterly surprised and delighted by Paso Robles. We were seeking out a location for a Memorial Day long weekend trip that was outside of the city, but still felt low key and didn’t have the hustle and bustle of, say, Napa. Paso Robles is about…

Travel Guide: Nosara, Costa Rica

Normally I write travel guides in order to share all of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the destinations that I visit, but my recent trip to Costa Rica was a lot more insular than some of my previous trips. We spent most of our time at our home away from home, Harmony Hotel,…

Travel Guide: Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii has always seemed like a bit of an anomaly to me, as you travel a huge distance and it feel worlds away from home, yet don’t need to pack your passport. I spent three consecutive Januarys in Maui soaking up the sun, salt water, and sand, and would travel back there again in a…

Travel Guide: Napa, CA

I have had the privilege of visiting this incredible California wine region a few times, and am always surprised and delighted by each new pocket of the Napa ecosystem that I am able to explore. From Yountville, to Healdsburg, to St Helena and beyond, there is truly something for everyone in this Northern California paradise….

Travel Guide: Nashville, TN

People immediately think of honky-tonks and country music when Nashville comes up in conversation, but this city is far more than bright lights and a country twang. The food scene is amazing, and East Nashville could rival Brooklyn as a hipster central. I recommend getting off the beaten path of downtown while visiting and really…

Travel Guide: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is truly not an experience that one does well describing with words. It’s something that you do once in a lifetime, and you’ll forever marvel at both the beauty of the natural world and the sheer power of human beings to craft a place in it. Note that this journey is not an…

Travel Guide: Cusco, Peru

Any trip to Peru is incomplete without a visit to Cusco. This mountaintop city is the gateway to Machu Picchu and is the perfect stopover for a few days of adjusting to the altitude prior to your climb. The city also has a lot of character, and offers many more quality dining options than Aguas…

Travel Guide: Lima, Peru

Also known as the Garden City, Lima represents coastal Peruvian life at its absolute best. We concluded our journey to Peru with a few days in Lima, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this modern city and having an incredible culinary experience there. Note that the city is expansive and thus not walkable, so choose a neighborhood…

Travel Guide: Palm Springs, CA

Like an oasis in the middle of the California desert, Palm Springs is a refuge for all arbiters of style. One could make a long weekend just out of exploring the hotels in the area, which showcase an incredible fusion of kitsch, high design, and everything in between. Take a road trip out from LA…