Palais Garnier Paroles De Fromagers Buttes Chaumont Jardin du Luxembourg Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Last month was my tenth time visiting and it gets more beautiful each time. I will say, having lived in France as an undergrad and law student, the thing that resonated me with most … More Paris: Tips for the second/third/fourth time traveler.
Downtown Juan les pins – en route to the train station Lunch at Belle Rives This was my first time in the swanky Côte-D’Azur (or French Riviera) and I wasn’t sure what to expect but after a few days, I realized that each town has its own flavor and experience. From over the top glitz … More Taking advantage of the buzzy and beautiful Côte-D’Azur, France
Santorini is a lovely, lovely place. It is hard to put into words because there is a level of peace and tranquility that exists here that I’ve rarely experienced. In Santorini, all roads lead to the sea. The sea view is vast and majestic. I’m still thinking about it….A few things you should consider when … More Santorini: Part II
I normally write a long form post with all of my tips and best places to visit. Don’t worry…it’s coming. But for now, just bask in the beauty and magic of the one of the most picturesque cities I’ve seen. Famous Blue Domed Churches of Oia Oia Sunset Red Beach Plunge pool/hot tub at Maregio … More Santorini, Greece: The tranquil paradise
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