NORTH AMERICA, U.S.A., WASHINGTON D.C.

Hidden D.C.: Outdoor spaces that aren’t the National Mall

Washington, D.C. is one of the top tourists destinations in the US, chock full of museums, history, internationally-recognized restaurants and a growing independent arts scene. What it’s not well-known for is its outdoor spaces–but that doesn’t mean the District is without green oases.   The most famous “park” in D.C. is, of course, the National… Read More Hidden D.C.: Outdoor spaces that aren’t the National Mall

TRAVEL TIPS

It’s easy being green: Tips for an eco-friendly excursion

In the short time I’ve been on this planet, the world has seen natural disasters of biblical proportions–devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms, with threats of many more on the horizon. And just in the past month, record-high temperatures in D.C. and around the world have been yet another reminder of the rapidly-changing climate. As… Read More It’s easy being green: Tips for an eco-friendly excursion

Other, PLACES, U.K.

The Royal Wedding

I can hardly remember where I was when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (then Prince William and Kate Middleton) got married. As a young teen with no connection or interest in the U.K., I can only assume that I was completely oblivious. I know many Americans who will agree with me when I say… Read More The Royal Wedding

Other, TRAVEL TIPS

Cheap eats: Easy ways to save money on food while traveling

For as long as I’ve been traveling, food has been an integral part of my adventures. From shakshouka in Israel, to stroopwaffels in Amsterdam, to the ever-so-New York “dirty water dog,” I’ve often found that the bridge between my heart and a location is through my stomach… and my wallet. Dining out while on vacation… Read More Cheap eats: Easy ways to save money on food while traveling