Travel Planning

Look, I don't have enough ego or time to personally try every restaurant and then create a list of the BEST PLACES TO EAT IN ROME or the TOP FIVE HOTELS IN SEOUL. I mean, who says you and I like the same food? Or enjoy the same kind of lodging? For real, how is a "definitive" list even decided? I can't even tell you the best places to eat in MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD, and I live here. These are ever-changing landscapes, fueled by opinions, hubris and sometimes ad dollars. What I can tell you, though, is how I came to choose a destination, how I narrowed down my itinerary and where I slept, ate and wandered and whether I'd recommend it or not. You can take it from there. I hope it helps you with your travel planning!

Two of my favorite ways to familiarize myself with a new place are by exploring it on foot and by eating my way through it. If you’re heading to Alaska, I've...

Alaska’s Inside Passage is a glorious wonderland of forests, marine and wildlife. After seeing it with Uncruise Adventures, I realized just how lucky I was...

Gothically gorgeous, Prague attracts throngs of visitors yearly. Explore the city for yourself with these top travel tips for Prague, Czech Republic!

We had a day and a half in Vienna to soak up what we could. I’ve visited the city before, so this time I was looking for local's tips on what to do. I had...

Explore the city for yourself with these top travel tips for Vienna Austria!

Bordering some European heavy-hitters like Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Croatia, Slovenia humbly sits in the south, modestly waiting for one to take...

Charming Slovenia is Europe with far less crowds and so much nature. Just an hour outside of the city you can swoon at Lake Bled, head up into the Julian Alps...

After three weeks in Salta, Argentina, I’ve got the low down for you on all the FAQs that usually come up. I’ve designed these travel tips to be...

Salta, Argentina, in the far north of the country is a relaxed, safe, colonial town that felt surprisingly homey. I walked most places and felt welcomed at...

Two years ago I lived in Paris for the month of July while going to the Paris Writing Academy. I rented an apartment in the 5th arrondissment (or, borough)...

Heading to Greece (or a Greek restaurant) for the first time? New to Greek Food? Here’s a quick rundown on a handful of the most popular dishes you’ll come...

Your guide to all the best restaurants and eats throughout Santorini, Greece...