New York City is one of the best foodie cities in the world! You could eat at a different restaurant every meal, never repeat yourself, and would still need a few lifetimes to try them all! With three years as a resident under my belt, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite restaurants to help you choose where to eat in NYC.
Of all the things I’ve done in my travels, nothing holds a higher place in my heart than the month I spent on the Thai island of Ko Lipe in 2006. Lounging on beaches, snorkeling, and playing backgammon by day and eating fish and gazing at stars at night remains my version of The Beach. […]
With its verdant hills, acres of vineyards, and temperate climate, Napa Valley in California is one of the world’s premier wine-producing regions. Every year 3.3 million people flock to this region to bike, hike, swim in a veritable pool of wine, and eat rich, delicious food. However, Napa is not easy on the wallet. Restaurants, […]
America may not be the greatest budget travel destination, but traveling here on the cheap is certainly possible! With some creativity and patience, it is relatively easy to travel the US on $50 per day – or less!
After 12,000 miles and four and a half months on the road, I’m home. My epic book tour across the country is over, and I fell in love with the United States all over again. I think the United States is an underrated destination. Travel across the United States feels more like visiting a collection […]
In the past five months, I’ve driven over 12,000 miles on my cross-country book tour. I visited over 40 cities and ate hundreds of meals of varying quality: some were good, some thankfully very forgettable, and others of “OMG I can die happy now” quality. These meals — whether in a high-quality sushi restaurant or […]
The American South has a mixed reputation in U.S. popular culture: it’s home to sweet tea, greasy but delicious food, country music and the blues, friendly and helpful people, and beautiful and diverse landscapes. However, it’s also supposedly filled with guns, racists, bigots, and rednecks, and it’s the subject of other negative stereotypes. The first […]
New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy. A city by many names, all conjuring the jovial “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”) attitude toward life the city is famous for. New Orleans is filled with scrumptious French-inspired Creole and Cajun food, live jazz, street performers, and an appreciation for all the temptations […]
As I threw beads over the wrought-iron balcony of Bourbon Bandstand in the French Quarter, I looked down at the crowds: strangers in elaborate costumes toasted drinks, laughed, and danced with each other as streets bands performed jazz. Everyone moved as if part of a well-rehearsed stage production performed countless times before. “Mardi Gras is […]
Americans have an ongoing love affair with the car and great open road. To Americans, there’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip. It’s built into our cultural DNA dating as far back as the 1920s. In Jazz Age America, the car was a symbol of freedom — a chance to escape your small […]
Warning: This is not a budget-friendly post, but it will make you thirsty! Updated: 07/01/2018 | July 1st, 2018 I love the 1920s — a lot. Midnight in Paris is one of my favorite movies. I had a Prohibition-era themed birthday party for three years in a row. I own vintage clothes. I listen to a lot […]
Updated: 07/01/208 | July 1st, 2018 New York City has many walking tour companies — from free tours to food tours to neighborhood tours to expensive private walking tours. This place has it all, and with so much history and culture and so many nationalities represented here, it’s not really that surprising. New York seems […]