• Credit: Plantation Adventure Center

    I’m Not a Sea Cow; I’m a Manatee! (A Crystal River Road Trip)

    High on my travel bucket list, somewhere between “explore Nepal” and “eat my face off in China” lay this little gem: See a manatee. That’s right. “See” one, not “swim” with one. That’s because even though manatees are gigantic, slow-moving, and apparently cruising through Florida waterways on a regular basis, […]

  • Views of the Hudson Valley from Bear Mountain

    New York City Day Trips: Storm King, Bear Mountain, Omega Institute

    My favorite oasis outside the city is, hands down, the Hudson Valley. Nearly anywhere you choose to travel in the region is beautiful: lush, green (at least in summer), filled with artsy, quirky towns, and bee-you-ti-ful nature walks and vistas along the Hudson River.

  • Rodeo queens at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade.

    Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Daddy of ‘Em All

    My dream was coming true – I would attend Cheyenne Frontier Days 2015! As if watching the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping competitions wasn’t enough, I got to climb in a bull chute and wander the arena pre-rodeo, and later stand in the chutes mere feet from some verrrry pissed off bulls during the actual rodeo (behind some very fine-looking cowboys in chaps, I might add).

Credit: Plantation Adventure Center

I’m Not a Sea Cow; I’m a Manatee! (A Crystal River Road Trip)

High on my travel bucket list, somewhere between “explore Nepal” and “eat my face off in China” lay this little gem: See a manatee. That’s right. “See” one, not “swim” with one. That’s because even though manatees are gigantic, slow-moving, and apparently cruising through Florida waterways on a regular basis, […]

People finally arrived!

That Time I Was the Least Cool Kid at Art Basel’s Least Cool Party

It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was raining cat and dogs in Miami, and there is no way in hell anything could have dragged me out of my cosy, candlelit apartment other than something epic, like a Springsteen concert or … an invite to a really hip […]

Views of the Hudson Valley from Bear Mountain

New York City Day Trips: Storm King, Bear Mountain, Omega Institute

My favorite oasis outside the city is, hands down, the Hudson Valley. Nearly anywhere you choose to travel in the region is beautiful: lush, green (at least in summer), filled with artsy, quirky towns, and bee-you-ti-ful nature walks and vistas along the Hudson River.

Rodeo queens at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade.

Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Daddy of ‘Em All

My dream was coming true – I would attend Cheyenne Frontier Days 2015! As if watching the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping competitions wasn’t enough, I got to climb in a bull chute and wander the arena pre-rodeo, and later stand in the chutes mere feet from some verrrry pissed off bulls during the actual rodeo (behind some very fine-looking cowboys in chaps, I might add).

Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres

Day Trips From Paris: Whooping It Up in Chartres, Fontainebleau

When you think “whooping it up,” I’m sure French cathedrals and chalets are among the first things to spring to mind, no? No? At any rate, with a week to while away in the City of Lights, Ayaz and I decided to make multiple day trips outside the city center. […]

Views of Le Marais.

Goodbye, Stranger: A Paris Lovesong

Frank Sinatra and New York. Elvis and Las Vegas. Supertramp and Paris. Wait, what? Every city deserves a theme, at least when you’re traveling…

The Malaga Cathedral, also known as the "one-armed lady."

Spain’s Little Secret: Viva Malaga!

Malaga actually has a heckuva lot to offer. It’s filled with culture — museums, Picasso’s birthplace, churches out the wazoo, a Moorish fortress. Plus, it’s a university town, which means cheap, tasty food.

The view overlooking Marbella.

International Love: An Indian Wedding in Spain

We had traveled to Marbella, tucked along Spain’s Costa del Sol, to attend Ayaz’s cousin’s wedding, and for those few days in Marbella, it was hard not to feel like I was a guest at a Hollywood-worthy extravaganza…

A little bit of wisdom on the sidewalks of Wynwood.

You’re the Only Magic in the City

Miami is stunning, it glitters, but there’s also depth and darkness, a heavy dose of Latino passion, and a whole lot of weird. Which is why I love it.

Ribs with mac and cheese and coleslaw.

Savannah BBQ, Git in Mah Belly!

I’m a Yankee, through and through. But, dang it, if I don’t love me some good, old fashioned Southern cooking — and I found it. In Savannah.

Florida Keys Weekend Road Trip Part 2: Key West

Florida Keys Weekend Road Trip Part 2: Key West

If you’ve never been, Key West is a quirky, stranger-than-strange world. You know how Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird”? Well, Key West doesn’t have to make such commands. Key West, if you dig past its bros-on-a-bar-crawl exterior, is nothing but weird. And it’s not about to change.

The beach at Founders Park, Islamorada.

Florida Keys Weekend Road Trip Part 1: Key Largo

A giant perk of living in Miami is its proximity to one of the United States’s most popular vacation destinations (well, other than Miami itself, that is): The Florida Keys. You can pack a heckuva lot into a Florida Keys weekend road trip from Miami — see what we enjoyed and why we extended our trip.