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!

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...

Buda or Pest? Buda, hilly and regal, provides a spectacular backdrop for walks along the Danube. On the Buda side, the golden Castle glows like a crown on the...

When I was 21, one of my best friends moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Austin, Texas. After my first to Hamilton Pool, Sixth Street and eating burritos the...

“I love this flight!” Doug, our guide, pats his pocket. “I don’t have to check my Swiss Army knife AND we get to drive right up to the...

Somewhat like what I image an Inuit fever dream to resemble, a blur of thick whitish fur swam past me and then up and over my head. For a moment, two huge,...

There is a beloved book; a book about a talkative and dramatic young girl named Anne that was written in the early 20th century. This classic novel, set on a...