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,…

Maui, Hawaii Travel Guide

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…

Napa Travel Guide

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…

Central Restaurante – Lima

One of the most exciting parts of my recent trip to Peru was having the privilege of exploring the city of Lima, which is absolutely exploding onto the international culinary scene. This coastal city is the home of some of the best restaurants in South America, and the world, and after doing some research, I…

Travel Guide: Hudson Valley, NY

It’s rare that you discover a place in your own backyard that feels miles away from city life, and yet is wonderfully rich in culture, cuisine, and endless activities. Hudson Valley is just a scenic car ride away from NYC, but being immersed in green spaces makes it feel incredibly special despite the proximity. Whether…

Travel Guide: Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most idyllic and charming cities that I’ve had the privilege of visiting many times over the course of my life. It still feels very unspoiled and true to its origins, which is a rarity among places that attract as many visitors as Charleston does. Read on for some…

Travel Guide: Portugal

I was lucky enough to travel to Portugal this past October with a few of my family members, and came away utterly enamored with the wine, cuisine, architecture, and culture (did I mention the wine??). We made the vibrant city of Lisbon our home base for a few days, staying at an AirBnB on a…