I came to Mexico for Mexico City and Oaxaca; Puebla was simply not on my radar. In fact, to be completely truthful, I hadn’t even heard of Puebla before this trip. But the tour I signed up for – Intrepid Travel’s Mexico Real Food Adventure – included a night in Puebla. And so, to Puebla I … More Puebla: Colonial Colors, Perfect Pozole, and Lucha Libre
Every March, I find myself making a trip north to the Bronx. The reason? Orchids, of course. Since moving to New York three and a half years ago, it has become a yearly ritual for me to attend “The Orchid Show,” held annually in the beautiful greenhouse at the New York Botanical Garden. The show’s theme … More New York: My Annual Pilgrimage to the Orchid Show
Every now and then, you come across something random that completely delights you. Mexico City’s Pastelaria Ideal was one of those places for me. Approaching Pastelaria Ideal, it appears to be just a simple bakery. Sure, the racks of cookies in the window look enticing, but you’ve probably seen racks of cookies before. But step … More Mexico City: The One With the Crazy Bakery
While there were many reasons I wanted to visit Mexico City, possibly the number one reason was a simple one: the food! I had heard that Mexico City had an amazing culinary scene, and I was so ready to dive into it. Taco coma, here I come. My first meal was at El Cardenal in the Centro … More Mexico City: Tacos, and Churros, and Mezcal, Oh My!
As someone who follows a lot of travel-related Instagram accounts, one thing I’ve noticed is that, periodically, certain destinations become “cool,” with everyone in my feed seeming to make a trip there. And, as a testament to the power of Instagram, I must confess that, on more than one occasion, seeing beautiful snaps of a destination … More Mexico City: A Colorful, Vibrant First Visit
If I were to jot down some of my favorite things in my pop culture life, two items that would definitely make the cut are gorgeous costumes and period dramas. So, needless to say, I instantly became a fan of Downton Abbey, and stuck with the show throughout its entire run (even when it got … More New York: A Return to Downton Abbey
The first thing I realized about Oia: the sunsets there really are every bit as wonderful as Pinterest, Instagram, and the internet writ large would have you believe they are. The second thing I realized about Oia: the streets there really are every bit as charming – and eminently photographable – as you had imagined … More Oia: When Travel Dreams Become Travel Reality