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Two Sundays ago, as Donald Trump's advisers were convincing him to read a prepared statement condemning an act of Nazi terrorism that he would ...
August 21, 2017
Oheka Castle: Stomping Ground of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Taylor Swift
In the summer of 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat every day in the sun-dappled studio above the garage of his and Zelda’s Long Island house and laid ...
August 14, 2017
Jordan’s Other Magnificent Ancient City
Petra gets all the glory, but there’s another ancient city in Jordan with serious capacity to awe. Jerash, located just 30 miles north of the ...
August 8, 2017
How ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Bachelorette’ Embraced the Travel Industry
The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise has seen its share of coverage in the media, think-pieces deconstructing what it all means, bloggers dedica...
August 7, 2017
El Caminito: Buenos Aires’ Least Intriguing Attraction
Every guide to Buenos Aires, and I mean every guide, recommends a visit to El Caminito in La Boca. Many of them even feature the colorful street on ...
August 5, 2017
A Guide to the Brooklyn Navy Yard
For most of my nearly 17 years living in Brooklyn, the old Navy Yard here remained a mystery—that 300-acre hulk of fenced-off land that made a ...
July 25, 2017
The 5 Best Back Gardens in Brooklyn
Despite its rise to global prominence over the past decade, Brooklyn still exists on a smaller scale than Manhattan. This extends to its restaurants ...
July 20, 2017
In Melbourne, Colombian Culture Makes Its Mark
The city of Melbourne, Australia has long been considered synonymous with multiculturalism. It boasts the largest Greek community outside of Greece, ...
July 17, 2017
Fort Greene’s Mettā: The Chef’s Counter Is Everything
On one of the more picturesque corners in Brooklyn, a new restaurant called Mettā opened this past March with a menu it describes as “sustainably ...
July 12, 2017
Packing for a Camping Trip: How To Do It Right
I’ll confess that I didn’t start camping in any real way until I got together with my boyfriend seven years ago. Our first weekend trip together ...
June 30, 2017
Playa Hermosa Ecolodge: An Elusive Oceanfront Stay in Nicaragua
For all of its hundreds of miles of exquisite coastline, the Central American country of Nicaragua is curiously lacking in beachfront accommodations ...
June 21, 2017
The Roses at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Are Out of Control
I never got botanic gardens. They’re just parks, right? Except with signs that indicate the species of every single plant and ruin the scenery, ...
June 17, 2017
Influence: How Instagram Made All Places Any Place
A few months ago, I went to a dinner at a cute little restaurant in SoHo that has since closed, hosted by a man launching a Yelp-like app that he ...
June 13, 2017
Ancient Greek Theater in the Peloponnese
We've been in Ermioni, on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula, for the better part of a week. One gets the feeling it was glitzy in the seventies, having ...
June 9, 2017
On the Border
“What are you doing in this lane?” a Customs and Border Patrol agent in at the crossing into Douglas, Arizona, yelled at us from outside the car. ...
May 30, 2017
Things I Honest-To-God Would Not Travel Without this Summer
There are some truisms in my packing routine. A small suitcase, always. Packed to the gills, probably. Keeping it light is a more realistic prospect ...
May 29, 2017
Kafka’s Vacation Time
Though he's one of very few authors in history to have his name turned into an adjective, Franz Kafka was a disaster of a writer, insofar as we would ...
May 23, 2017
GIVEAWAY: Win This Limited Edition Travel Wallet!
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.Congrats to Leah Kim, winner of the Lili T Travel Wallet! Traveling as much as I have over the past few ...
May 18, 2017
What You Need To Know About the Laptop Ban [UPDATED]
Update, May 18, 2017: After a meeting yesterday between US and EU officials, the ban on electronics on flights from Europe to the United States seems ...
May 16, 2017
The Finch: A Brooklyn Manhattan Upstate Mashup
On a fine recent spring evening, we were driven to roll the dice and walk the 15 minutes from our apartment to the Finch, a newish restaurant in ...
May 13, 2017