Destination Guides

American Tourism in Cuba: How We Legally Visited a Long-Forbidden Gem

By |2021-05-05T19:35:55+00:00July 17th, 2016||

In June of 2016, we escaped Brooklyn to a place that felt much more like time travel than jetsetting. We "escaped" our familiar American culture and all that comes with it: the internet, our credit cards, cell phones, and readily available anything. We went to Cuba. Armed with a government approved itinerary, a Spanish-English ...

The Brampton in the Adirondack Mountains

By |2021-01-06T15:13:54+00:00June 27th, 2016||

Nestled alongside the Hudson River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, The Brampton is a classic lodge that balances rural isolation with contemporary comfort. A recent invite for a weekend in the woods had me headed north via motorcycle to take advantage of roads a far cry from NYC’s traffic-clogged pavement. Being located ...

Roadtripping Through the Pacific Northwest

By |2021-05-05T19:38:55+00:00May 3rd, 2016||

The Pacific Northwest is filled with iconic landscapes, dense forests, and coastline scenery so beautiful that it would turn even the most modest Instagrammer into a feed-spamming nightmare. After moving to the West Coast from New York, I've made the trip here many times, but on my most recent visit to what's commonly referred to ...

A Scenic Roadtrip Through Vermont

By |2021-05-05T19:43:50+00:00March 15th, 2016||

By size, Vermont is the sixth smallest state in the U.S.; it’s also the second least populated. Technically speaking, for city dwellers, there are very few places in North America that are more of an “escape” than a visit to Vermont. But for us, the draw wasn’t only to escape ...

Roadtripping Through Iceland

By |2021-05-05T19:47:34+00:00February 16th, 2016||

Over the past couple months, I noticed more and more of my photographer friends were visiting Iceland. Even more of the Instagrammers I follow were visiting, too. No doubt this is because the scenery here is stunning–with tall, snowy mountains, winding dirt roads, tall pine trees and striking black beaches. Iceland is a no-fail, ...

Ojai, California

By |2021-01-06T16:59:51+00:00January 14th, 2016||

Ojai is a small, sleepy town nestled at the foot of the Topatopa Mountains in Ventura County, California. Just two hours and 80 miles northwest of L.A., it's quickly becoming a destination–not only for Los Angolans, but also drawing in creative types from places like Brooklyn, Denver, and Austin. So what's the draw? First, ...

Paradise in Granada, Nicaragua

By |2021-01-06T14:48:23+00:00January 13th, 2016||

Last August, my husband and I sealed the deal, getting married in Phoenicia before heading to Nicaragua for nine days. We picked our honeymoon based on a single Instagram photo we’d seen: a woman floating in a black rubber tube, in a pool that overlooked a lush, green mountain. The photo encompassed the things we wanted in ...

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Roadtrip from Nashville to Cookeville, TN

By |2023-07-16T13:16:22+00:00December 3rd, 2015||

On our last roadtrip from Dallas to Austin, Denny and I explored both cities and their outskirts over a six day jaunt. During those six days, we stayed in four different Airbnbs, swam in a natural spring, caught some bands, sampled local craft beers, and ate way too many tacos. We also met another travel ...

A New Yorker’s Guide to Tulum, Mexico

By |2021-05-05T20:28:14+00:00November 17th, 2015||

Tulum is a unique gem in Mexico’s Riviera Maya district, an area on the Caribbean coastline of Quintana Roo known mostly as a destination for all-inclusive resort and boutique hotels. While one can certainly take a luxurious, relaxation-filled trip to Tulum, the vibrant town offers limitless possibilities for a more adventurous, hands-on ...

Fort Collins, Colorado

By |2021-05-05T20:31:48+00:00October 31st, 2015||

On short notice, my husband Kai and I decided to visit my folks out in Fort Collins, Colorado. We make the trip out west once to twice a year, because besides our family, it’s one of our favorite places to visit. Colorado is one of those states with countless destinations–some of the ...

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