Travel Guide: Philly, PA

Oh the city of brotherly love. Often overlooked, Philly has gradually become one of my favorite east coast cities. I remember going on field trips there as a kid (hello, Liberty Bell), visiting my brother there in college every year (hello, West Philadelphia), and I recently came back for a weekend of exploring, simply to…

Travel Guide: Washington, DC

Washington DC is a quintessential US city with a rich history that makes any trip to visit worthwhile. One could easily spend a week or more there exploring its national treasures, from the Capitol to Arlington Cemetery to the Lincoln Memorial. I’m choosing to focus on the non-traditionally historical elements of this fair city, as…

Travel Guide: Ojai, California

Another California paradise – what else is new? I’ve been on a Southern California kick this year, and adding on to my Los Angeles and Palm Springs adventures, both of which I’ve visited before, is a newcomer to my travel repertoire: Ojai. Less than two hours outside of LA, this picturesque town has a wildly…

Travel Guide: Portland, ME

Portland Maine has become a bit of a hot spot in the past few years, fueled by its increasingly visible food scene, proximity to New York, craft brewery presence, and beautiful natural scenery. Having officially visited twice now, I can confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is a city that you want…

Travel Guide: Los Angeles, CA

In the spirit of keeping all of my travel guides current, I’ve done an overhaul of my Los Angeles travel guide so that it is fully up to date for your trip planning pleasure. One thing to note here is that LA is absolutely enormous and there are so.many.places I’ve still never been to and…

Travel Guide: San Francisco, Part III

At last, part III of my San Francisco travel guide. This one focus on the best things to do in and around the city, and trust me when I say that this is a heavily edited list. There are endless amounts of things to do in this foggy city, but read on for some of…

Travel Guide: San Francisco Food, Part II

The food journey through San Francisco continues. Part II of my SF food guides focuses on the more southern areas of the city, and includes another round of delicious, delicious options. In case you missed it, check out Part I of my SF food guide here. Check out my San Francisco photo diary at #caro_in_sf on my Instagram!…

Travel Guide: San Francisco Food, Part I

Oh, San Francisco. I’ve thought of this city as my secondary spirit animal for quite some time, and have spent the better part of the past five years eating my way through it. There is so much to do and see here that it can be daunting to know where to start, so I am…

Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Barcelona

I recently returned to Barcelona after many years, a city that absolutely blew me away the first time that I visited. It has an energy all its own, and truly feels light years away from the rest of Spain. Because I’d been before, I’d already crossed big destinations such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell,…

Travel Guide: Paris, Part III

At last, the third and final installment of my Paris travel guide! While the first two parts focused on food and drink, this one is all about where to stay and what to do in Paris. One could easily explore for weeks and not see and do everything that the city of light has to…

Travel Guide: Paris, Part II

Guys, I’m still dreaming of Paris. I feel like my most recent trip changed me irrevocably, and I haven’t quite shaken it. While part one of my travel guide focused on where to eat and drink during the day, I’m shifting over to heartier meals and wine bars for part two. Read on for some…

Travel Guide: Paris, Part I

Patisseries/Boulangeries/Cafes! I recently got back from a trip to Paris, and the thought of compressing all of my wonderful experiences into a single travel guide seemed too daunting for words. There are just too many Paris goodies to share, from boulangeries to museums to neighborhoods to explore. I am breaking my beloved Paris up into…