Philadelphia holds a soft spot in my heart and that's mainly because I caught a ball at a Philly's game when I was about ten years old. It's one of those stories that I love hear my Dad tell his friends. Even though I sort of ducked underneath a crowd of much larger men stretching their arms in all directions to catch that most coveted prize, it was a little girl who ultimately scored that day. An[...]
 
 
Dr. Seuss totally nailed it with his famous "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" story. Little did I know that a weeklong trip to Maui would have be going just about everywhere...including to the bottom of the ocean floor. It's no secret that I'm a Disney fanatic but I'm also a superhero fan as well. Here are a few of my favorite activities that really made me feel super human.My Jurassic Park Moment [...]
 
 
My visit to Québec City was a long time coming. Every summer of my childhood consisted of a two week trip to Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire to spend time with family. As a kid I didn’t realize just how close Québec and Canada in general was geographically. But even in the past two years as a travel writer, I had never made it to Canada for whatever reason. All that changed this past weeke[...]
 
 
Leave it to me to completely overlook the world's largest single-day sporting event when planning a trip to Indy. After meeting Visit Indy crew a few months back in New York, I was eager to test out their newly created Cultural Trail. When I picked Memorial Day Weekend to visit, I was also able to experience the Indy 500 - and wow, what an experience it was!In case you need a crash course on t[...]
 
 
San Antonio was a long time coming. After meeting with the CVB last year at a Texas Tourism event, I was intrigued by the city's early Luminaria festival. At that point, the festival had already taken place for that year but I remained hopeful that I'd be able to make it in 2013 - and voila! I did.Proving me right, San Antonio was everything I hoped for and more. The Texas city is truly a uniq[...]
 
 
While this title may confuse my local San Francisco readers, compared to New York, the California weather felt refreshingly warm. My last trip to the Bay Area was just last August when I explored scenic San Mateo County and Silicon Valley but I haven't been to the downtown San Francisco in almost three years.My favorite thing about re-visiting a city is that I don't feel the pressure to see an[...]
 
 
If there was one thing I remember pondering during my very first New York Fashion Week it was "wow, I wonder what it feels like to sit front row". Well, fast-forward just a few years and here I am, sitting in the front row end of runway eagerly waiting for the Ivana Helsinki runway show to begin.Actually, in all honesty this wasn't my first time sitting front row at fashion week but it was my [...]
 
 
To say that I ate well in Sarasota would be a major understatement. Designed for serious foodies, our itinerary primarily focused on the agritourism aspects of Sarasota. We visited local farms, picked fresh berries and sampled delicious cuisine from around the world during their annual Forks and Corks festival. While including every meal would have easily become my longest post to date, I picked s[...]
 
 
It's been nearly five years since my first visit to Ireland and of all the places I've been this year, Ireland never stopped whispering in my ear. Even though I consider myself American, having been born and raised just outside of Washington, DC, I actually have dual citizenship with Ireland and so naturally I feel tremendously connected to the country.Not surprisingly, I find myself  thinking[...]
 
 
My obsession with Disney is probably old news to many of you but my favorite book is actually Peter Pan by Sir James M. Barrie. While the book is much darker and allegorical than the whimsical cartoon portrayal, both revolve around a beautiful paradise called Neverland.After a few days into my fjord trip, I started noticing just how much Norway reminded me of Neverland. Both are as mysterious [...]
 
 
I still remember my first stepping foot in Austria. I had just finished up my semester working and studying abroad in London and my mom was meeting me in Europe for a few days of European travel. After two days in Munich, we decided to take a day trip to Salzburg. My mom is a major Sound of Music fan and I’m a sucker for any of Mozart’s symphonies. It was too short a trip to really give us a good [...]
 
 
I write about London a lot, partly because I briefly lived in the Rainy City but also because it is one of the most inspiring cities for finding global art and culture. On my recent trip to Europe, I managed to squeeze in a few days in London somewhere in between Berlin and Paris. It was a short trip but it was great seeing old friends, meeting new ones and simply wandering through my favorite nei[...]