Many years ago, in college, I tried eating an oyster for the first time (and it was a gigantic one–in my memory it was at least the size of my palm, if not bigger) at our senior class picnic. Rather than learn to embrace the seafood delicacy, my fear of the slimy bivalve was confirmed, … More Foodie Find: Hog Island Oyster Farm — Tomales Bay, California
I took a weekend trip with some friends (one of my favorite trips to take!) to the Catskills, right as the leaves were changing and the weather was still beautifully warm and sunny. I love taking pictures–and some photos can be so evocative and arresting–but I like the idea of making little videos of trips … More A Fall Weekend in the Catskills
Recently I went to visit a good friend in Philadelphia and she asked me, “So how are you still liking New York?” Anyone who has ever lived in New York City understands that there is a perpetual love-hate relationship that begins to take shape as soon as the initial triumph of having moved to New … More New York City Has Its Perks
I said I’d do it, so I did it. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how I was finally going to just make a video and not let excuses (lack of a video camera/microphone/skills/confidence, you name it) get in the way. When I decided this, I happened to be going to Burlington, … More Myer’s Bagel Bakery in Burlington, Vermont
#WEGOSOLO: The Issue of Women’s Solo Travel I know I’m late to the game on weighing in on this issue, but I was reminded of it yesterday when I read the gruesome news that the body of missing Canadian traveler, Elisa Lam, was found in a rooftop water tank of a Los Angeles hotel. She … More Safety Tips for Solo Travel (as a female, but also as a male, but also just as a smart traveler)
Inspired by a post I saw today in which food, travel, and bad-assery legend Anthony Bourdain shares his top five travel tips, I am posting my own travel tips–except I’m one-upping him and posting six travel tips! Ha! Actually, the post made me realize that in all of my traveling, I’ve gained a fair bit of … More My Top SIX Travel Tips
You know, Nike was really onto something there. Recently my life has been throwing me all kinds of signs, all of them more or less amounting to the same message: JUST, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO IT. As is customary for the end of a year and the start of a new one, I’ve … More Just Do It. But Really–Do It Already.