48 hours: London in December

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The past few weeks I’ve been traveling non-stop for work (and a little bit for fun, too). I had the opportunity to head across the pond to London for a meeting, and it was a lovely 48 hours in the UK! I’ve only toured London once before, six years ago with Daniela. (Read about our … Continue reading

48 hours: a weekend in NYC

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I’ve traveled to and through NYC for work countless times but I NEVER have time to actually explore the city. As I headed to NYC for work the week before Thanksgiving, I decided to tack on a weekend to be a tourist in the Big Apple. Luckily, the first day in town was unseasonably warm … Continue reading


forsyth park savannah georgia

Savannah has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not sure what sparked my obsession, but it was probably seeing Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. There’s just something mysterious and romantic about places like Savannah and New Orleans. Ever since, I’ve dreamed of going there, or even moving there and getting … Continue reading

Brunch in Sarasota

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After one day in St. Petersburg, we were ready to drive to Miami for Art Basel. But a girl’s gotta eat…especially before a 4+ hour drive across the state. So my mom and I decided to stop in Sarasota. I didn’t do any research to see where we should go, so I just set the … Continue reading

The French Quarter: A New Orleans Walking Tour

We crammed a lot into our four-day New Orleans trip, but a large chunk of our days was spent just walking up and down the streets of the French Quarter. Here is my photo diary of our explorations.

Las Vegas

A few weeks ago, I was in Los Angeles for work, with meetings on Friday and Monday. I had planned to spend the weekend with my childhood friend who lives in California, but as we were eating breakfast on Saturday, she mentioned how often she drives over to Vegas for the weekend. Since I’d never … Continue reading

Sweet Home Chicago

As we boarded our train in Barcelona, we were so close to being home, yet so far away! First, we flew to Berlin. Luckily, I knocked out and slept through most of the flight. After a layover in Berlin, we boarded the plane to Chicago. And we waited. And waited while engineers fixed some kind of … Continue reading

Mission Impossible: Madrid to Barcelona Edition

Our last minute planning backfired. Again. Mission: We were in Madrid, but we needed to get to Barcelona for our flight home. Our hopes to find a train deal online died when we saw the last discounted ticket disappear before our eyes because someone was clicking too slow! Unfortunately, the very cool AVE trains that … Continue reading

Last Night in Madrid

After lunch at Don Jamon’s and a much-needed nap, we decided to make the most of our last night in Madrid. But first, of course, we had to eat again! So we stopped by Museo de Jamon (no, not a real museum), where I had a sandwich mixto (grilled ham and cheese with a fried egg … Continue reading

Helpful Hint for Travlers: Venere

I’m glad my mom told me about this website, Venere.com, which lists hotels, hostels and B&Bs . It’s proven to be really helpful! Especially since we’ve been doing everything last minute. Everytime we switch cities or one hotel gets too expensive, we just check out, head online to reserve a new one through Venere, and go to the new … Continue reading