Recent Trails

Photo Highlights from Jamaica

It's hard not to go camera crazy in a place like Jamaica. Everything from the blue skies to the yellow and pink sunsets are just screaming to be photographed. I've narrowed down my favorite pictures to the eight shown in this post. For more wanderlust, make sure to check out my Jamaica Millennial Gu[...]

Neighborhood Guides

  • Fashion Guide to NoLIta

    I had so much fun writing my hipster guide to the Lower East Side that I decide to make it a series. There are so many amazingly fascinating neighborhoods in New York and each deserves a little praise once in a while. Today's guide is all about NoLIta, or North of Little Italy to be exact. This is a[...]
  • Hipster Guide to the Lower East Side

    If you've been following my Instagram feed lately, you've probably seen enough pictures of the Lower East Side to feel familiar with this hip and very trendy neighborhood. The LES was my stomping ground when I first moved to the city in 2009 and I recently moved back to the area - to a different apa[...]
  • Neighborhood Guide to Québec City

    For my latest Neighborhood Guide I've chosen Québec City. From the newly revamped Saint-Roch neighborhood to the historic streets of Quartier Petit Champlain and Vieux-Québec, this French Canadian city has many faces. If you have time, try to visit these major neighborhoods but otherwise, this guide[...]
  • Guide to London Street Markets

    It's no secret that I'm more than slightly obsessed with London. I may have only lived there for six months but I go back whenever I can because it really does feel like my second home. As a struggling American student trying to survive a bad exchange rate, I relied on markets for many of my clothes[...]
  • 5 Underrated New York Neighborhoods

    Every once in awhile I feel especially inspired to write about my home away from travel. That would be New York City, where I've been based for just over three years now. I've lived in a few different neighborhoods but some of my favorite NYC spots are rather underrated, even among locals.Here a[...]
  • Neighborhood Guide to Berlin

    Berlin is an endless blur of inspiration. From trendy Mitte to the hipster haven that is Kreuzberg, here are five of my favorite Berlin neighborhoods to appeal to the avant-garde traveler. If these few don’t spark your interest, I’ve included a couple other areas that are also worth a bit of explora[...]

City Guides

England: 5 Ways to Indulge in Cultural Luxury

Even the most seasoned, avant-garde traveler deserves a break every now and again. I've always believed in a balanced lifestyle and that includes a little bit of luxury. Although my home has been New York City for the past four years, I'll never forget my months living in London and traveling throughout the country. For me, England is a perfect blend of innovative culture, varying landscapes and c[...]

My Favorite Boho Markets

As a bohemian traveler, it's only natural that I'd obsess over local markets. There's something so thrilling about going to a new city and learning about their culture through eating and shopping. I also can't resist any opportunity to put my haggling skills to good use. Here are five of my favorite boho markets.For Vintage Heirlooms: Grünerløkka, OsloI've written about the Birkelunden Par[...]

San Antonio Comes to Light at Luminaria

Growing up, I always hated Daylight Savings time each spring. It meant that I lost an hour of sleep and had to wake up for school more tired than usual. Oh how times have changed! Thanks to San Antonio's Luminaria art festival which coincides with the time change, I gladly welcomed one hour less of sleep because it meant seeing countless creative art displays boldly illuminated in the night sky. [...]

Boho-Luxe Sightings in Sarasota

Sarasota is perhaps best known for its famous beaches but there is so much culture to be found here. From decorative art museums and glamorous hotels to impressive mansions and unique local cuisine, Sarasota really starts where the sandy shore ends.The Ritz CarltonIt's not every day that one gets to stay at a Ritz-Carlton hotel (well - at least not everyday for me) but that's exactly where[...]
 
 

How to Meet Art in Everyday Vienna

This is a guest post from Barbara Cacao of Vienna-Unwrapped.Art is alive and kicking in Vienna, Austria, my hometown. While Viennese museums are renowned for their historic art treasures, and local galleries draw in a select group of art connoisseurs, you can find a great mix of art in many places of everyday life.1) Vienna CoffeehousesThe UNESCO-recognised traditional Vienna coffeehou[...]