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LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

LA Samples America: Five Foodie Treasures in the City of Angels

  Allow me to begin by saying that I love food. Anyone who knows me at all knows at least that much. This is important to state because I think it necessary to establish my street cred right of the gate. So broad and far-reaching is my food obsession that I am the kind of...
Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Puerto Vallarta: Through the Lens of Hollywood

Lights! Camera! Action! Like Hepburn and Tracy or, more contemporarily, Lawrence (Jennifer) and Cooper (Bradley), Tinseltown has enjoyed a long and fruitful alliance with our neighbors to the south. And, by neighbors, I am of course referring to Mexico, and more specifically to Puerto Vallarta, that cinematic hamlet on the Bay of Banderas that has...
72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

72 Hours in NYC: The Return of a Local

Like much of the breathing world, last November I found myself staring at a television screen as it panned across the streets and landmarks of New York City. Despite the momentous nature of the events that would unfold over the course of that evening, the travel scribe in me could not help but be transfixed...
Out on the Road Southwest: Las Vegas, Pt. 2

Out on the Road Southwest: Las Vegas, Pt. 2

The final leg of my latest roadtrip across the American Southwest with Davey Wavey was, thankfully, decidedly less rustic and more in the vein of how I generally prefer to travel. That is to say, it was more luxurious and there was not a teepee or recently slaughtered animal anywhere on the itinerary from this...
Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1

Out on the Road Southwest: Palm Springs, Scottsdale & Beyond, Pt. 1

Call me a sucker, or a glutton for punishment even, but when my good friend, YouTuber Davey Wavey invited me to join him on a new roadtrip, I didn’t hesitate even an instant before saying yes – despite the obvious foreboding that should naturally have accompanied such a decision given our most recent escapades in...
Austin | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 3

Austin | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 3

The final chapter of our Lone Star State trek finds us in Austin (aka Hipsterville). Austin On the second to last day of our journey across Texas, we zipped into Austin and made a beeline to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. O ye of little faith who thought this trip could possibly end without a spot...
Houston | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 2

Houston | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 2

On day 4 our Lone Star State road trip took us to Houston. Houston If Dallas hadn’t beat them to the punch, it occurs to me that Houston might have just as easily adopted the tagline “Big Things Happen Here” as well because let there be no doubt that Houston is certainly big. The city,...
Dallas | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 1

Dallas | Trekking Across Texas, Pt. 1

The open road holds an enduring allure and there is arguably no destination with more of said road than Texas. Or at least such is the feeling experienced by anyone who has ever dared engage in the daunting, yet revelatory adventure of driving across America’s second largest state. Defined by its reputation for cattle, cowboys,...
On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

On Point: Rhys Kosakowski and the Houston Ballet

If there is one thing traveling has taught me, it is that the world is full of glorious surprises. Whereas expectation gives way to revelation so do preconceived notions necessarily give way to unexpected marvels. Such were my thoughts as I slipped into the architecturally revelatory Houston Ballet for a tour during a recent visit...
10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding | A Photographer’s Perspective

10 Tips for Planning Your Destination Wedding | A Photographer’s Perspective

Weddings are, by nature, stressful affairs. And destination weddings, for all the beauty and majesty that accompanies them, only add another level of anxiety to what should generally count among the most memorable days in the lives of the event’s central players. That said, a modicum of forethought can go a long way toward reducing...
Tales from Ticino | La Dolce Vita in Lugano

Tales from Ticino | La Dolce Vita in Lugano

Lazy meandering days by the lake. Balmy, temperate weather practically year round. Lingering lunches in rustic grottos where earthy fare is languidly served alongside countless glasses of local Merlot (though not a soul is counting). Beautiful, well-dressed throngs of residents who smile an inordinate amount of the time and almost seem to sway with an...
Tales from Ticino | Summer Sounds of Ascona

Tales from Ticino | Summer Sounds of Ascona

Just a short train ride from Lugano and you’ll find yourself in the tiny Swiss lakeside town of Ascona, which is packed with more outsized possibilities than its demure posture might suggest on the surface. With Lake Maggiore as a backdrop, Ascona hosts an open air market chock full of locally produced bounty every Tuesday...
Art in NYC: A Curator’s Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

Art in NYC: A Curator’s Guide to Frieze New York 2016 and Beyond

When it comes to art, Natasha Schlesinger is a big deal. Not only is she an award-winning art historian and art consultant who has been working in the art field for the past 20 years, specializing in the history of fine and decorative arts, she is also the Art Curator/Art Expert in Residence at the...
Extreme Voluntourism: A Transatlantic Challenge with a Cause

Extreme Voluntourism: A Transatlantic Challenge with a Cause

Sacrificing your holiday and all the trimmings that come along with it to go on an adventure that will benefit the greater good? Might that not be the greatest gift of all? This holiday season as most of us check the final items off our last minute shopping lists and race around fraternizing at the...