As we’re getting off the plane, a stewardess announces that it is the International Day of Malbec, the wine Argentina–and Mendoza in particular–is known for. She tells the passengers aboard the plane that we will receive one small bottle of wine free-of-charge. As if we were going to need more wine, it is the biggest … More The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza
Dear Readers, I am very excited to announce that my next big trip will be in April to Peru, Argentina, and Patagonia! Below is a brief outline of where I’ll be headed with my beautiful girlfriend Thyme. I can’t wait to be in awe at the Inkan sites of Cusco, the food scene of Lima, … More Next Stops: Peru, Argentina, Patagonia!
After a week of dealing with stressful work and personal tragedy, my girlfriend and I are ready for a weekend getaway with her parents, who have been equally stressed as of late. Before we leave to Ojai for our weekend of relaxation, we are kicking it off with some Burmese cuisine at a terrific restaurant … More A Weekend in Ojai: Food and Drink in the Perfect LA Getaway
Seattle, Washington was the first city I traveled to on my own. A group of three friends and I took a road trip after we graduated high school and the final destination of the trip was the lovely, clean, environmentally conscious, business-friendly, and welcoming city by the sea. Looking back, we did everything wrong. We … More How Seattle Showed Me How to Travel and Enjoy Myself Like a Local
On the plane ride to Paris, I drink a glass of wine and ponder wistfully the things we’ll do and places we’ll see while gazing down at the iridescent white reflection of Greenland. We’re on our way to Moscow for a layover, then we’ll be in Paris tonight. We get into the city late, and … More Versatile Versailles: A Week in Paris
As you cross the border into Tijuana, the road quickly evolves from well-paved into a bumpy nightmare. In between playas de Tijuana and central there are houses piled up on each other on the cliffs, reminiscent of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. The idea that just two hours away from here we were enjoying Portola … More A Weekend Enjoying Food, Wine Country, and Friendly Locals in Ensenada