Great American Road-Trip Map

As a New Yorker, constantly trapped between traffic and development, one of my most frequent escapist fantasies has always been to go cross-country. Nothing but the highway furiously unfurling before me, not an apartment building in sight, only the promise of odd roadside attractions, national forests, greasy spoon diners, historical landmarks, and the freedom of … Continue reading

An Australian Dream

I’ve always dreamed of going to Australia. I don’t know if it’s the badass reputation as a former convict settlement, my tendency to desperately want to go to places that are at least 14 hours away by plane, or that I must have watched the movie Crocodile Hunter enough times by the age of 10 … Continue reading

Mantra Samui Resort Review

My flight into Koh Samui was heralded by a tiny 50-or-so-person plane, painted with tropical fish and palm trees. I immediately anticipated that adventures were in my future and they involved nature on a grand scale. Mantra Samui, a mountain-etched resort appeared in the darkness as we took sharp turns up a steep mountain – … Continue reading

Stay at an Orlando Marriott; $100 Credit & More

Hi friends, one of my wonderful PR contact at Kreps DeMaria PR emailed me about a travel deal and I figured it would be kind of selfish to keep these to myself. Just thought I would pass along the details for anyone who is interested in staying at any of the below Marriott locations end … Continue reading

A Krabi Love Story

By the time I got to Krabi, the 10 days I spent in Thailand were coming to a close. I had been to the markets and the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, I had lain on the beaches of Koh Samui, sipped fruity cocktails under a blazing sun and kayaked in  42-island national park. What … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Work Out While Traveling

Let me preface this by saying that if it starts to sound patronizing, then forget the intro and cut straight down to the reasons. I’m not here to tell you that working out is fun. It’s not. I hate the amount of staunch self-motivation required to even put on a pair of gym pants, but … Continue reading

Tablet Talk + Worldly Obsession = Hotel Bathtub <3

“The bathroom, dare I say it, was the best part. It held a two-foot-tall standalone stone tub, a marbled ivory color, with a carved icon statue overhead. A rainforest shower washed down onto a foot stand made of several polished wooden boards, directly across from a wide mirror and his and her’s sinks. An adequately … Continue reading

A Weekend in Cabo San Lucas

At the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, where mountain and beach converge, Cabo San Lucas surfaced as an exclusive celebrity hideaway back in the 1970s. While five-star resorts carved into its rough desert and rock landscape provide the kind of fortressed privacy that America’s household names gladly pay fortunes for, at its core, Cabo is … Continue reading

5 Cool Destinations for the Restless at Heart

If you’re a travel addict, like me, then you too are always looking for your next fix. Example: I planned my Thanksgiving ’12 trip to Iceland before I left for my December ’11 trip to Thailand (correction: before I even did any itinerary-planning for Thailand). It’s sort of an unhealthy obsession that is sustained by … Continue reading