Going Eco-Friendly and Design Heavy in Medellín

Medellín is one of Latin America's most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted to be in the heart of the action. The Charlee Hotel definitely has an appealing location but just the icing on the cake. As a fairly low-key traveler, it was refreshing to find a hotel that had all my c[...]

New York Photojournalist Megan Snedden

Not only does Megan Snedden have an awesome first name, but she's one of the most inspirational people I've met here in New York...and that's saying something. I recently took a photography workshop she was teaching and learned not only how to take better pictures, but I learned more about Megan as a person. Read below for her full story.Megan, when did you first discover your love for trave[...]

Exploring Lisbon's Gritty yet Glamorous Side

July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited to speak at The Lisbon Challenge and I was fortunate enough to tag along for the weekend. Technically, I had been to Portugal before but it was very short lived. I spent a memorable day in Faro during my semester studying abroad. It was meant as a pitstop on my way to see a friend who was living in Sevilla, Spain. Well[...]

Brooklyn's Most Impressive Street Art

In April I moved to Brooklyn and it didn't take me long to discover just how alive the street art scene is here. My new neighborhood is Bushwick, which seems to be the main hub for graffiti artists. A few weeks ago I wrote about how I discovered the existence of the Bushwick Collective and shared a few images.I first stumbled upon this outdoor gallery while on my way to drop off my first month[...]

Interview with Alexandra Potter: Traveler and Author Extraordinaire

It's not everyday that you get to chat with your favorite fiction writer but that's exactly what happened when I decided to reach out to Alexandra Potter on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was in the middle of reading one of her books, You're The One That I Don't Want, and was in near hysterics at a particular moment in the story. I decided to tweet how much I was enjoying the book and a few minutes la[...]

Crazy Creative Street Art in Zagreb

I only spent two days in Zagreb but luckily I managed to see an absurd amount of innovative street art before leaving. Our group was a bit unlucky with weather during our time in Zagreb but when the sun did shine, it was simply glorious. On my last night in town and during the last remaining hour of sunlight, I wandered toward the train tracks to spot graffiti.There is a long public wall along[...]