Meeting Gelato Master Sergio Dondoli in San Gimignano, Italy

Meeting Gelato Master Sergio Dondoli in San Gimignano, Italy

With Sergio Dondoli himself at his shop in San Gimignano. He is the only gelato master to receive the Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere award in Italy. Just a few of the fruit flavors featured in the shop. In Piazza Della Cisterna, a long line of patrons come from all corners of the globe to taste [...]

Visiting a 16th Century Vineyard in Frascati​, Italy

Visiting a 16th Century Vineyard in Frascati​, Italy

My Roman Wine Experience High above the hills of Rome, just twenty minutes outside of the capital, you'll find the small town of Frascati. It's a charming wine town with a strong aristocratic past and a reputation as a summer retreat for wealthy Romans. After one day of experiencing the stifling heat of the Eternal [...]

My First Airbnb Experience: Tasting Rome, Italy

My First Airbnb Experience: Tasting Rome, Italy

During my study abroad days, I visited Rome a handful of times. Each time was bliss. I fell in love with the Eternal City for its history, its people, but also for how much Italians adore food. One of my favorite things to do there is people watch, watch locals digging into the delicious social [...]

Hotel Review: Casually Luxurious at Monumental Palace, Porto

Hotel Review: Casually Luxurious at Monumental Palace, Porto

Welcome to Monumental Palace, Porto. Hi readers, I haven’t stayed at many 5* hotels in my time living abroad, but the ones I have been lucky to experience are a world of their own, each with an impeccable caliber of service, amenities, food, and design catering to a savvy traveler; the kind of traveler who [...]

Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris

Hotel Review: Retro Chic at C.O.Q Hotel Paris

A warm, hot bath in this beauty of a bathtub? Reason enough to book. On a quiet side street in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, there's a retro-chic boutique hotel in a neighborhood just far enough from the city center to taste the less touristic Paris. (Food tip: the 13th arrondissement is known for its [...]

Secret Food Tours Review: Saint Germain des Pres, Paris

Secret Food Tours Review: Saint Germain des Pres, Paris

If you've ever been to Paris, you know that each arrondissement has its own charm, personality, and a treasure trove of cultural and culinary treats to offer anyone who's looking for them. Different neighborhoods have different tastes and stories to tell which is why I try to join food tours in every major city I [...]

Hotel Review: Bohemian Luxe in the Heart of Paris at Hotel Maison Armance

Hotel Maison Armance 4**** A refined and relaxed space perched above the rooftops of Paris, I visited a hotel that was as light and airy as being up in the clouds might feel. Maison Armance exudes exclusive boutique vibe and from the moment I walked in I was seduced by a serene sense of place. [...]

I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

I Moved Abroad For Love. Here’s What I Want You to Know.

Hey readers, I've been wanting to write about this for a long, long time but it's a big topic and a personal one, too. As a fiercely independent and travel-obsessed woman, the thought of 'relying' on a man to influence my future plans scared me, a lot. At twenty-three, I had no concrete life plan, [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Las Brisas, A Piece of Paradise on Ibiza

Hotel Review: Hotel Las Brisas, A Piece of Paradise on Ibiza

The plane lowered over jewel-colored water and a stunning old town. I was finally in Ibiza. It was the first truly hot and sunny day I had experienced so far this year. As my taxi drove through windy roads and a lemon tree-filled landscape, I couldn't help but feel giddy at the spirit of this [...]

Life as of Late: Sponsored Travel, MBA Partner Life, and French Living

Life as of Late: Sponsored Travel, MBA Partner Life, and French Living

Hey readers, I have so much I want to share with you. Right now I'm sitting with my bare toes sunk into in our fleshly cut lawn.  The sun is out in full force and I'm looking out into our garden that has since started to feel more and more like home. This small French [...]