Since I’ve Been Gone

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

It’s been about a year since I’ve posted, but I’m thinking this might be a good opportunity to get my creative juices flowing. Break the routine. Write something besides an email sent in the throes of a never-ending to-do list for work. The truth is, I haven’t traveled nearly as much as I would have … Continue reading

Finding Your Perfect Match (In Airfare Deals)

I have always been the type of person who spends hours poring over Expedia, Kayak, and Orbitz, comparing airfare and hotel prices for imaginary (and sometimes not) vacations. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than doing travel research. Because of the possibility that it may lead to actual travel. Real, cultural, exotic, unforgettable brushes … Continue reading

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

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

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

3 Things I Never Want to Forget About Bangkok

When you travel a lot, the memories can blend together. Afterward, the things that tend to stick out in your mind are an inextricable mélange of experiences, excursions, tastes and emotions; random triggers and jerks of deja vous. I recently journeyed to Thailand for two weeks, and my first stop was in Bangkok – a … Continue reading

Delicacies from Around the World

Food is the reason many of us travel. Whether it makes you lick or lips or your stomach squeamish, culinary curiosity often lures us to the edges of the modern world, in search of something sweet, savory and wholly unprecedented in regard to our gastronomic cache. Just sharing some incredible eats that I’ve come across … 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