New York: My Annual Pilgrimage to the Orchid Show

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

Mexico City: The One With the Crazy Bakery

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

Mexico City: A Colorful, Vibrant First Visit

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

Oia: When Travel Dreams Become Travel Reality

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