Vieques, Take Me Away

Vieques, Take Me Away

Though this M.O. isn’t exactly intentional, by virtue of being one (curlier?) half of a duo of digital nomads, Ayaz and I are almost always each other’s only travel partners when we’re on the road. Rarely do we travel apart — unless we’re visiting our families or I’m on a […]

Best of Miami: Key Biscayne

Best of Miami: Key Biscayne

Best beach, best island, best mellow vibe. Which category does Key Biscayne fit into? That’s a trick question, silly. The answer is ALL of them.

The Ocean City NJ boardwalk at sunset

Summer Down the Shore

To most mid-Atlantic dwellers “down the shore” implies sandy days at the beach, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and sunburned noses, and evening strolls along the boardwalk complete with lotsa junk food and the occasional ride.

The Coney Island Wonder Wheel rises over Luna Park.

Coney Island Nights: Ferris Wheel Junkies and Tilt-a-Whirl Ghosts Collide

I can’t say I love Coney Island, but I can say it stops me in my tracks, makes me think a moment. To my eye, Coney Island is a monstrous mix of gritty, glittery, weird and heartbreaking. Here’s why.

Praia do Pipa: Rocking the Famed Day Trip from Natal to Pipa

Praia do Pipa: Rocking the Famed Day Trip from Natal to Pipa

Exploring Northern Brazil’s coastal wonders on a day trip from Natal to Pipa includes stops at Praia do Amor, Madeiro and the epic Cacimbinhas Beach.

Ponto Negra Beach in Natal, Brazil, with Bald Hill in the distance.

On Top of Old Baldy: Natal, Brazil

In just a few weeks, the U.S. men’s soccer team will be playing one of their World Cup 2014 matches in Natal, Brazil. What can visitors expect?

The Historic Center in Paraty, Brazil. (Diego Torres Silvestre via Flickr)

Paraty, Brazil Guide: Did You Want a Side of Charming, Colonial Village With Your Gorgeous Beach?

Today, tourists meander along Paraty’s cobbled streets, admiring this remarkably charming Colonial outpost along Brazil’s epically scenic coast.

Her name is Rio...

Her Name is Rio: What to See and Love in Rio de Janeiro

I found myself unexpectedly smitten with what I’ve determined is the prettiest-placed city in the world – Rio de Janeiro.

Beach bums strolling the sands of Jurere Beach, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Florianopolis, Brazil Travel Guide: Where Beaches, Oysters and Firm Bottoms Collide

Florianopolis is a sizeable island filled with good eats, better beaches and really hot people. In a nutshell: It’s fantastic.

They don't call Destin, FL "The Emerald Coast" for nothin'.

Destin, FL — Land o’ Plenty

Tucked into the Florida Panhandle’s shimmering Emerald Coast, Destin, FL might be one of the loveliest places we’ll live on our nomadic journey — and as a destination, it’s also been one of our most pleasant surprises. Truth is, we chose to move to Destin for a number of reasons, […]

Traveling Bliss: The Maldives

Traveling Bliss: The Maldives

What’s that? You say you’d like to visit Paradise on your next vacay? Excellent. I can help. Get thee to Komandoo Resort in The Maldives, stat. This tiny, private island resort will soothe your soul, wipe your cares away and bring you all that other blissed-out jazz — I promise. It’s […]

Koh Ngai, Thailand

Traveling Bliss: Koh Ngai, Thailand

Once upon a magical time, I spent weeks carousing around the islands and beaches of Thailand in all my ’round the world trip glory. Ok ok, so carousing might be a strong word; the reality looked a lot more like me basking on beach mats, reading oodles of books while lying beachfront, gorging […]