Barcelona is one of my favorite cities. It is uniquely ambiguous. Does it feel like Spain? Of course it does. But it doesn’t feel as “Spanish” as Madrid, and thanks to the Catalan influence, French will sometimes get you by better than English (or awful Spanish, ahem). A city of varied European vacationers, international professors, … More Barcelona
Key West, in many ways, is the Bahamas of the US. Just add former hippies nostalgic for the days of Woodstock and replace coconut drinks with Bloody Marys. Why is it similar? Well, the islands aren’t that far apart, and Bahamians started visiting the area in the 18th century and became a big part of … More Key West: roosters, conch, and pie. Oh my!
Kwame is back! In case you don’t watch Top Chef (you should), Kwame was on season 13. He didn’t win but his food always looked so damn tasty and he seemed like a genuinely nice person. Last year, Kwame opened Shaw Bijou (in, well, Shaw) to some pretty harsh reviews. Some of the reviews seemed fair, … More DC bite: Kith and Kin Restaurant
Pizzaria Pulliceni This is by far the BEST pizza I have ever had so it merits its own post. I know some people read Naples and think it may be too risky, but this point of coming to Italy. If you have to risk it all for pizza (especially a second time), please do it … More Naples: The best pizza of all time
I know Paris is the city for lovers and I agree. But Rome may have a dog in the fight with its good food, river views, and mysterious cobblestone streets. I’d been to Rome once before but it was a long time ago and an abbreviated stay. Nonetheless, I told everyone that it was aight … More Rome: A city for lovers
Where do I start with this majestic place? I visited the Amalfi coast for the past week so my impressions are ultra fresh. The Amalfi coast is a collection of towns/cities in southern Italy going from the Positano area to Salerno. Sorrento is not technically part of the Amalfi coast and neither is Naples but … More The Dreamy Amalfi
I love day tripping or spending the weekend in Annapolis. There is nothing like a small town with medium sized town options. Annapolis is small but quaint and has a lot to offer. Annapolis has a great waterfront. You can take a boat ride through one of the larger companies (I like Cruises on the … More Annapolis, Maryland: The Perfect Summer Day Trip
I remember the first time I went to Miami I told a friend I was staying at 21st and Collins and he squirmed. He said, “Wow, that’s really high up” and gave me that five heads look. He spooked me but what I learned from what he said is that perspective is everything. Contrary to … More Miami Part I: South Beach v. Miami Beach
To be clear, I am only talking about coastal/southern Maine. I have never ventured North of Wiscasset aside from a drive to Quebec City so this is primarily about towns like Kittery, Ogunquit, Freeport, Portland, and Brunswick. So you know, I went to college in Brunswick, Maine so I actually have a long-standing love affair … More You think it’s weird that I rave about Maine? Well, it’s time you visited.
Five Tips for Spending Three Days in Las Vegas It’s not easy to get everything you want from Vegas in three days, especially when you are coming from the East Coast. Between long layovers and time changes, it can be a challenge. Unfortunately for me, United lost my bag and I had to spend Friday … More How to Spend Three Days in Las Vegas