Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

AK Monthly Recap: September 2015

If March, May, and July went down in history for their sheer hedonism, September was marked by abstinence. I spent it mostly at home. Worked hard every day. Didn’t ingest a single drop of alcohol. And did little else until I headed to New York at the end of the month. You might think that September was […]

I’m Off to Britain to Sample the Gin

Well, that’s certainly a way to end Sober September. I’m heading back to Europe for a few weeks this October, and I’m kicking things off with a boozy trip around Britain. Alongside Matt of LandLopers and Rachelle of The Travel Bite, I’m spending a week sampling the finest British gins throughout England. I adore gin. It’s […]

Cool Airfare Tricks from Kayak

The following branded content post is brought to you by KAYAK. I’ve been a big fan of Kayak for years, and now that they’ve showcased these features, I’m even more excited to use them! There are so many things that I wish travel search engines would do for me. Like, assess my personality with FiveThirtyEight-like capacity and […]

Best Mirrorless Camera for Travel: Fuji X-T1

This spring, I made a big decision that more and more travel photographers are making: I decided to switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera. In other words, I said farewell to the Nikon D5100 that I had been using for two years in favor of the Fuji X-T1, a mirrorless model. And I could not be happier about […]

On Freedom to Travel

The following branded content post is brought to you by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Once you see this video, you’ll understand why I agreed to run a branded content post for the first time in nearly a year. One of my greatest joys was finally visiting my readers from the Philippines in Manila […]

Corfu, Greece, in Technicolor

Should I have allotted more than two nights for Corfu, the largest Ionian island off the coast of Greece? Of course I should have! For me, Corfu was meant to be a stopover en route from Santorini to Albania. I flew there via Athens with two intentions: to see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town and […]

Where to Go in Eastern Sicily

While Sicily is full of beauty everywhere you look, you’ll find many of its best treasures in the eastern part of the island. The east is home to active volcanoes, ancient ruins, Baroque cities, and gorgeous beaches, not to mention fabulous food and world-famous wine. Why concentrate on the east in particular? Sicily is a big island, the […]

Viewpoints: Traveling With a Disability

Our latest Viewpoints interview is a twofer! Here we will meet two ladies who travel with a disability: Justine, an Aussie who is legally blind, and Dilara, a New Zealand-living Scot who is profoundly deaf. Together they are The Pickle Sandwich — a hilarious YouTube duo riffing on life, love, travel, and disability. I love their videos and highly […]

Aci Trezza: A Laid-Back Seaside Town in Sicily

I love discovering a new place completely by chance. I had done a lot of research on Sicily beforehand, but one of my favorite places turned out to be a little seaside town I hadn’t even heard of until the day my mom, my sister, and I visited. It was our second morning in Sicily and we weren’t feeling too […]

The Joys and Challenges of Traveling in Sicily

Sicily kicked my ass and nearly destroyed me. I did not expect that. Italy is my zone. I go to Italy once or twice a year. I lived in Florence for four months. I speak Italian (not as well as I used to, yet more than enough to get by). As a result, Italy is one of […]