Why Cartagena, Colombia should be your next Caribbean destination

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

Taking advantage of the buzzy and beautiful Côte-D’Azur, France

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

Barcelona

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

You think it’s weird that I rave about Maine? Well, it’s time you visited.

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.