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

EUROPE, FRANCE, PLACES

Five Paris must-sees that aren’t the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre

Ah, Paris… the buzzing chatter in cozy cafes, raindrops falling peacefully onto the cobblestone side streets, the glowing lights reflecting off the Seine, the romance hanging thick in the air. Between all the sights, smells, and sounds, a lengthy Paris “must-do” list is easily formed. Although after three visits to the “City of Light” I’ve… Read More Five Paris must-sees that aren’t the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre

SHOPPING, Tech

Wish List: Five examples of brilliant travel tech from CES 2018

Between restaurant-finding apps, online flight check-ins, and photo-editing software in our smartphones, we are always looking for ways to use technology to hack our travels and make our experiences even smoother (look out for upcoming posts on the many wonders of Google Maps). Earlier this month, tech companies showed off thousands of new products at… Read More Wish List: Five examples of brilliant travel tech from CES 2018