Friday, May 26th, 2017

In Oakland, A Different Narrative

It took three visits to San Francisco before I finally made it over the bridge to Oakland. Did I like it? Absolutely! It’s a great city with fantastic food. But what I found most interesting in Oakland was how different the narrative felt. Go to most major cities in the U.S., learn about their history, and they’ll give […]

The Best Things I Ate in the San Francisco Bay Area

I adore California. It’s my favorite state to visit as a traveler. I love the beaches, the palm trees, the laid-back attitude. And I love In & Out Burger. (I don’t love how you have to drive everywhere in most places, but hey, no destination’s perfect.) But my favorite thing about California is the constant sunshine — and with […]

Privilege in the Gardens

It’s a sunny February afternoon in Yountville, California, in the heart of Napa Valley. My fellow bloggers and I just finished a sumptuous lunch at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega, easily a new contender for one of the best meals of my life, and have consumed just enough wine to give the landscape a softened haze. Yountville is also home to The […]

SOTM Tour: Month Nine of Twelve

I’m writing this post from the sunny town of Jacksonville, Florida, as I reflect on the previous month’s travels. During this month, I found two new cities to love deeply — Hong Kong in New Orleans, I made a very happy return to the US, and I explored some truly interesting places — oh, and had […]

Travelers’ Night In — USA! USA!

This week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, focused on the USA!  As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new destinations! Here are the questions for the week: Q1. Where is your favorite […]

Los Angeles Is the Void.

Image: Trig’s I’ve been to Los Angeles twice, and while I’ve always enjoyed my time there, I knew I couldn’t live there. I hated how Los Angeles was so spread out and you needed a car to get absolutely anywhere.  I hated how Los Angeles seemed to be controlled by stars, wannabe stars and their […]

Travelers’ Night In

This week, I participated in Travelers’ Night In for the first time.  This event is an online gathering of travel tweeters who discuss a number of travel topics from 3:30-5:00 PM EST on Thursdays.  The event was started by the Go girls: @ZipSetRachel, @GoApril and @GoSaraBeth. This week’s event was hosted by two of my […]

Top 5 Locations for Jersey Shore: Season Two! Fist pump to this good news: Jersey Shore has been renewed for a second season! But where will it take place?  MTV reportedly wants to film during the winter for a premiere next summer.  South Beach, Miami, is looking like the most viable choice. But South Beach is too classy for this crew!  They […]