A Street Food Crawl Through Queens, New York
Come see a different side of New York City -- a fantastic street food neighborhood.
Win a Trip to Yemaya Resort, Little Corn Island!
Want to win a trip to a Caribbean island? Yemaya's giving away the trip of a lifetime!
Where to Stay in Paris — Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation
Which neighborhood is best, and where should you stay? All my top Paris spots are here!
Scenes from the Flåm Railway, Norway
Norway is home to one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Do you agree?
Three Days in Bergen: The Perfect Introduction to Norway
This beautiful Norwegian city is a perfect place to explore for a few days.
Norway’s Fjords in Photos
Are Norway's fjords as spectacular as people say? You bet they are. Even when it's cloudy.
AK Monthly Recap: September 2014
From London to Norway and New York to Boston, here's what I got up to in September!
New York has become one of my bases over the past few years. With so many of my friends living there (as well as a sister who doesn’t mind putting me up on her couch), I’m spending more and more time in the city, and with that, looking for new and interesting things to do on my visits. One activity that I had been wanting to do for years? A Queens street food tour by Jeff Tastes. And... [Read more]
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Where’s the best place to stay in Paris? For most people, going to Paris is the trip of a lifetime — so it’s all the more important to carefully choose where you stay. Paris was the first city I ever fell in love with, and after thirteen years, it’s still my favorite city in the world. On my first visit, I skipped away from my school group to climb the towers of Notre-Dame;... [Read more]
Norway’s Flåm Railway, or Flamsbana, is often cited as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Beginning in the sea-level fjord hamlet of Flåm and extending to the town of Myrdal, 863 meters above sea level, the train glides through grassy mountains with waterfalls spurting out from every direction. Is it the most beautiful train journey? Well, I’ve been on lots... [Read more]
Norway. One of the most beautiful countries in the world. One of the most expensive countries in the world. A unique and cold and clear and precise destination — yet one that until recently had been out of my price range. But I finally had an opportunity. Norwegian Air is now flying to New York, and at this time, I’ve found it to be the cheapest way to get across the Atlantic. I booked... [Read more]
When New Year’s 2014 rolled around, I didn’t think I would be visiting Germany at all this year. How wrong I was! By August, I had visited Leipzig, Wilhelmshaven, Bremen, Hamburg, Lübeck, Berlin, Potsdam, and finally Cologne and Brühl. With the exception of Berlin, they were all new destinations for me. Cologne closed out my summer of festivals — for this final event, I would... [Read more]
When you think about visiting Norway, what comes to mind first? Fjords. It’s always fjords. They are the symbol of the country and one of the reasons why many people consider Norway the most naturally beautiful country in Europe. I couldn’t go to Norway for the first time without visiting any fjords, which is why I chose to visit Bergen rather than Oslo: not only is Bergen a beautiful... [Read more]
I am home in Massachusetts and it feels GREAT. After a year and a half of constantly moving, it has been an absolute treat to be based in one place for more than two weeks at a time. So many of my stresses have melted away! I’ve been spending time with family and friends, both in the Boston area and New York. As much as I love my friends from the weird and freaky world of travel, there’s... [Read more]
The following branded content post is brought to you by Yonderbound, a new hotel booking site. This post gave me the ability to show off my favorite hotels, and I decided to take you on a tour of my favorite party hotels in Bangkok and Vegas. Enjoy! If you’re going to splurge on a luxury hotel for the first time ever, the two best places to do it are Bangkok and Las Vegas. Why these two cities?... [Read more]
If you’re new to this site, here’s something you’ll soon learn about me: I regularly take on way more than I should, bite off way more than I can chew, and end up stressing myself out for the sake of seeing as much as possible while traveling. The latest example? My one-day road trip through Puglia, Italy. After a few days at the Carpino Folk Festival, I had a free day with a rental... [Read more]