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Darwin & Dragons: Traveling to the Galapagos

This post originally appeared in the magazine of a travel tour startup that didn’t secure funding and went the way of the dinosaur. 😞⚰️ Visiting the Galapagos is an expedition to see and smell and hear the origin of the… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Things to Do in Paris

Paris was my first love. I moved there at 18 to live the poor starving writer life, albeit with a hefty dose of French grammar. I keep returning, each time finding a new cool ‘hood, revisiting my old haunts, constantly… Continue Reading →

Beyond Fondue: Eating & Drinking in Zurich

Yeah, I know. When you think about food in Switzerland, the first thing that comes to mind is chocolate and cheese. But Zurich is sophisticated and hip, and offers a wide variety of casual and upbeat places to enjoy a… Continue Reading →

Find Two Wheel Nirvana on Tiny Île de Ré

I fell hard for salty, snazzy, sun-kissed Îe de Ré.This lilliputian island (150 sq km) halfway between Brittany and Bordeaux on France’s Atlantic coast is a favorite Parisian summer escape, where the windswept beaches and rural bliss meets sophisticated dining…. Continue Reading →

Three Simple Reasons to Love Vermont

Three simple reasons to love Vermont: Ubiquitous red barns, buying maple syrup from honor-system farm stands (toss bills in the can, pick up fresh maple syrup from the farm) and Americana in the form of 1930s vintage gas pumps (it still works!)  

‘72,969 kg, Encyclopedia of the weight of an artist’ by Alberto Gil Cásedas

‘72,969 kg, Encyclopedia of the weight of an artist’ by Alberto Gil Cásedas. I discovered this oasis of calm a stone’s throw from the throngs of tourists filling the narrow lanes of Barcelona’s El Born. Sometimes the universe gives you… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Ways to Embrace Nature in France

Think France and your mind automatically goes to food, the Eiffel Tower and hanging out at a cafe. But the country that delivers icons and romantic lanes is also filled with superb natural landscapes and outdoor adventure.  These are a… Continue Reading →

Top Five Things to do in Prague

Take architecture that rivals Paris, an enormous castle complex looming over the city, romantic, cobbled lanes promising a boisterous pub just beyond quiet squares, peculiar art sculptures popping up above your head and a party culture that never dies down,… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Things to Do in Vienna

Get lost in the maze and savor the bombastic Baroque splendor and at Schönbrunn Palace and gardens Start exploring Schönbrunn with wow-factor tour, from the Great Gallery, a 40m-long Rococo reception hall with ceiling frescoes depicting scenes from the Hapsburg… Continue Reading →

Budapest’s Nightlife

I love that in Budapest, I can spend the evening quaffing and learning about local craft beers, listening to Romani music, dancing at one of the city’s thermal bath parties or sipping a full-bodied Kekfrankos from one of Hungary’s vineyards…. Continue Reading →

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