CHINA: First time trip to China. Two weeks spent traveling with my roommate who is a PhD student in China Studies and speaks fluent Mandarin. Destinations traveled to on this trip: Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu, Mt. Emei, Xi'an, Beijing.
WEEKEND IN CHARLESTON: a weekend in this hospitable southern city to enjoy southern food, architecture and friendly people.
PETERBORG PENINSULA: THE QUIETER SIDE OF ST. THOMAS: The largest of the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is well-known as a regular stop on Caribbean cruises, where sunburned passengers can while away an afternoon browsing duty-free shops in the town of Charlotte Amalie or sunning themselves on the beach at the world-famous Magen's Bay. READ MORE
WEEKEND IN TORONTO: A girls' weekend away to this super cool, diverse Canadian city.
EATING MY WAY THROUGH BUDAPEST: Budapest seems to always be changing, always evolving. One of my favorite things is coming back to the city and trying out all the new restaurants and cafes that have popped up. READ MORE
COFFEE IN BUDAPEST: As a child, the grand cafes of Budapest made me feel like an aristocrat from a bygone era. I could almost imagine the café filled with women in their dresses and bonnets and men sitting around discussing politics and philosophy. The cafes of Budapest are probably my favorite part of what the city offers.
MOROCCO: what better way to ring in your 30th year than a week in Morocco riding camels into the Sahara desert, shopping at the plethora of bazaars, and feasting on Moroccan meals. READ MORE.
BULGARIA, THE EASTERN BALKANS: Bulgaria may be the most underrated country to visit in the EU. That's a mistake. It's a beautiful country, with warm people, and food that was born from the crossroads of Turkish, European, and Russian. The country is diverse in landscape with mountains, seas, and vineyards. Look past Sofia and don't miss out on some of the best the country has to offer. READ MORE