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…

Spring Bucket List

Spring has sprung! And so has a new bucket list for the season. I’ve been creating seasonal bucket lists 4x per year for the past few years, and I never lose my sense of excitement as I work my way through a new batch of activities and experiences. I’m especially excited to make use of…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: March

So March officially came roaring in like a lion, am I right? The good thing is that we have a city full of good food to keep us warm. I tried to sneak in as many hearty meals as possible to round out the winter season before it officially becomes time for oysters and rose…

Neighborhood Guide: Upper East Side

As many of you know, I am currently an upper east side resident, and exploring this oft-overlooked neighborhood has been my personal mission over the past two months. While “cutting edge” and “trendy” aren’t normally the words that you would associate with this area, I think that there is certainly something to be said for…

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…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: February

New month, new neighborhood, but I still keep finding myself downtown and in Brooklyn. One of my goals for the month of March is to spend more time exploring the restaurant scene on the UES (full neighborhood guide coming soon), but for now, I give you a full ad diverse list of my culinary explorations…

Winter Reading List

I’ve been on a tear this winter… a tear through the shelves of the New York Public Library. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or the start of a new year with new possibilities that has me so buried in books, but I felt like my imagination has been running wild and I’m…

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…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: January

Another month, another restaurant round-up. We are officially one month into 2018, and thus far it tastes as delicious as ever. I tried some inventive new places, some total NYC classics, and also revisited some of my favorite, “old faithful” spots this month. Read on for my round-up of all of the places I dined…

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…

Neighborhood Guide: TriBeCa

I often overlook TriBeCa when I make dining plans. Not intentionally, of course, but because it always feels a bit out of the way to me, which is completely nonsensical because every time I go there I wonder why I don’t visit more often. There are some absolute gems in this area, and it is…