The Importance of Honoring Your First Travel Bucket List


Is it just me or have Travel Bucket Lists been getting a really bad rap lately? Maybe it’s a causality of being too entrenched in the travel writing community, but I can’t help noticing the […]

Adopted by the Scottish (and Maybe a Brit or Two)

Edinburgh Castel

Kristen – 0 Scotland – 1 Ok so maybe it’s not fair to give myself zero points because it felt more like a victory. Well, at least it felt like a win last night. Today […]

10 Reasons Living In The Financial District is AWESOME

Seaport Living in the Financial District Rocks

Oh. One of those small but heavily loaded words that somehow manage to carry more conviction and meaning than words nine times its size. Oh. Disappointment. Oh. Lame Oh. That’s all? Oh. That’s not the answer I was […]

Downtown Pensacola: The New ‘It’ Destination Of The South

The Tin Cow in Downtown Pensacola

Move over downtowns of Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans, there’s a new southern rival in town and its name is Pensacola, Florida. I can already envision the open mouth, slack-jawed look on my friends’ faces as they […]

Accidentally (Ok So Purposely) Sneaking Into The Pensacola Historic Village

Pensacola Historic Village

I’m not a criminal. Really. Did I do a criminal-like thing? Absolutely not. Well, ok…maybe. Kind of. I mean does trespassing in a neighborhood that’s been around since the 1500’s really count as a crime? […]

A Look In The Rearview: My Top 14 Experiences in 2014


Airports are the BEST THING EVER. I know it sounds crazy but seriously, I love them. What’s not to love? In the past hour at LaGuardia, I’ve seen uncontrollably stuffed bags fat-shamed on the scale resulting […]

8 Places to Shop in New York City For Unique Holiday Gifts


I suck at pretty much everything. For those of you who have been following along, you already know I dance like an awkward teenage boy alone by the punch bowl at senior prom, I can’t go […]

A Local’s Guide To Eating Your Way Through Chelsea Market, NYC

Chelsea Market

Really, it’s not my fault – this massive fixation I have with every little morsel, crumb, or scrap of edibles I can fit into my gastrointestinal tract. I don’t purposefully plan my days around whatever scrumptious meal I’m going to eat […]

Lies My Travels Told Me – Luwak Coffee, Bali


Like all human beings, I’ve been hurt before – by boys, friends, grandparents, siblings, pets, cracks in the sidewalk, vodka disguised as water in my college dorm room. I mean, I’m a realist. I accept […]

How Not To Ride A Bike Through A Balinese Village – Part 2


If you’ve already read Part 1 of this epic saga, we had left off with me flailing about in the bushes trying to untangle myself from a bicycle. For those of you who live life on the edge and […]