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Bastia’s beautiful signs

Bastia’s beautiful signs

The Englishman and I are planning a trip to Corsica this summer, and I have been getting excited thinking about another visit to what has become one of my absolute favorite places in the world. On our first trip to the gorgeous French island a couple of years ago, we spent a few of days … Continue reading

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

Last year I was lucky enough to spend three whole months traveling.  I nearly made it all the way around the world from Europe, to the Middle East, through the US and around South East Asia. I saw some wonderful places, met fascinating people, and got to celebrate a few milestones with good friends. I … Continue reading

Back in the holy land

Back in the holy land

I have a week off from school so I decided to hop on a plane to Tel Aviv to visit the Englishman.  We are trying to keep the space between visits to under two months. Ridiculous by most standards of coupledom, but it’s an improvement for us. I arrived at the airport, and after surprisingly … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Sama Sama – Ubud, Bali

Top Travel Tip: Sama Sama – Ubud, Bali

Today’s tip: Sama Sama Ubud, Bali. The fabric in Bali is amazing.  Everywhere you look shops are full of intricate batiks and bright woven ikats and each one is more beautiful than the next. As soon as I got there, I decided I wanted to have some clothes made out of the gorgeous Indonesian fabrics.  … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Zipping up the suitcase again

Zipping up the suitcase again

No matter how long a visit, I have with the Englishman, I never seem to realize it will come to and end, until its time to say goodbye. This time we had a full month in each other’s company. Something of a record for the past few years. We certainly crammed a lot into the … Continue reading

What to read: Grounded

What to read: Grounded

Today’s Tip: Grounded I read this book a few years ago and found it utterly inspiring. Seth Stevenson and his wife embarked on an epic journey – with a twist. Not only did they decide to cash in their 9-5 lives in exchange for an adventure that would take them around the world, but they … Continue reading

The view from the window seat

The view from the window seat

I always like to get a window seat if I can.  Not only so I can lean my head against the vibrating wall on long haul flights, but also for the view. A few years ago, I was flying somewhere from San Francisco, I forget where, and I happened to look out the window just … Continue reading

The best kanafeh in the world?

The best kanafeh in the world?

Nablus in the West Bank in Palestine is known for a sweet called Kanafeh.  I’d never tried it, and wanted to see more of the region, so the Englishman and I hopped in the car and made the 45 minute journey north to sample what is thought of as the best Kanafeh there is. In … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Jane Hotel – New York

Top Travel Tip: The Jane Hotel – New York

Today’s Tip: The Jane Hotel Where to stay in New York?  The age old question.  Hotels in Manhattan are outrageously expensive.  Even crappy ones.  Its easy to pay $500 and up for a cramped, noisy, run-of-the-mill room. Enter The Jane.  Situated down quiet Jane street in the West Village, adjacent to the Meatpacking district, the … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: U Castellu – Algajola, Corsica

Top Travel Tip: U Castellu – Algajola, Corsica

Today’s tip: U Castellu Guest-rooms Algajola, Corsica is a tiny coastal town with a permanent population of around 300 people.  It embodies perfectly the combination of wild, rugged, natural, beauty and European culture that defines the French island of Corsica. Being such a tiny place, you won’t find many big hotels here, but there are … Continue reading