My Memoir Will Be Told Through Food Photography

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

Eataly’s Birrerria on Friday Afternoons

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

Avalon Panorama Ship Review

When I stepped aboard the bite-sized Avalon Panorama, I had no idea what to expect from a ship built to navigate a quarter-mile-wide waterway. The 166-passenger and 47-crewmember cruiser (the ninth Avalon Waterways vess el to be inaugurated into the European river cruise fleet since 2006; two more are in the pipeline for 2012) sailed … 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

Tips For Small-Ship Cruising

As a small-ship cruising novice, I was fortunate enough to be invited on a Rhine River cruise last May with Avalon Waterways through work. I had no idea what to expect. I knew that small ships have access to quainter, less-frequented and sometimes more remote ports and rivers, and the combination of these factors with a … 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