The Conrad Cartagena is a brand new hotel. It is located about 15 minutes outside of the walled city (the only real con). Candidly, this was my first time to Cartagena and I didn’t find the hotel’s location that bad. That being said, if you want to be in the mix of the walled city … More Conrad Cartagena: Unexpected luxury
If we’re being honest, Colombia has never really been on my radar. But I wanted to go somewhere different, warm, and relatively close. Being in D.C., that ruled out just about everywhere except the Caribbean. I’ve never really thought of Colombia as being “Caribbean” in the way that I think of Jamaica or Barbados, for … More Why Cartagena, Colombia should be your next Caribbean destination
Hallway murals – lovely! If you’re visiting the San Diego area, visiting Coronado is a must. The Del is a legendary hotel built in 1888 that has seen the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, and almost every president of the 20th and 21st century. Between the history and beauty, it’s at least worth a … More Hotel Del Coronado: Coronado, California
I don’t know about you, but as I get older I need more things to make the beach enjoyable. Mainly, I need shade. I know, I know – the whole point of the beach is sun. Well, long gone are the days I enjoy lying in the sweltering sun on a mere blanket. I can’t … More 4 Beach Essentials to Make Your Life Easy
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!