In New Orleans, The Sweet Art of Stillness

In New Orleans, The Sweet Art of Stillness

Many years ago, I was reading an article in a magazine about how Starbucks adapts their store menus to the tastes of different American regions. There was a line that read, “For example, in Louisiana, we serve larger, sweeter cakes. Here, people want to...
AK Monthly Recap: June 2018

AK Monthly Recap: June 2018

Is this the only month of my life that I’ll begin in the Middle East and end in the Caribbean? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m fairly certain it will be the only month I begin in Lebanon and end in St. Croix! This was an extremely busy travel month — far...
Best Day Trips from Florence, Italy

Best Day Trips from Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy by samueleagrimi_ Day trips from Florence, Italy can take to the best places in Italy within a few hours. Just hop on a train and in no time you can be riding in a gondola through Venice or sipping wine in Chianti or eating your way through Bologna or...
On Travel, Lost in Translation, and Park Hyatt Tokyo

On Travel, Lost in Translation, and Park Hyatt Tokyo

I am the girl who has not seen a lot of movies. Star Wars? I saw it once, when I was six, and I got so scared, I thought Darth Vader was hiding in my closet for the next several months. I’ve never seen any of the other Star Wars movies. E.T. had a similar fate....
AK Monthly Recap: April 2018

AK Monthly Recap: April 2018

This month my beautiful friend gave birth to the most perfect baby boy. Not only am I crazy about this kiddo, I’m an auntie for the first time ever! That, far and away, is the highlight of this past month. It also made me feel even more grateful for my...