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
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
I adored my accommodations at Absolute Bliss in Imerovigli, so it was with a bit of a heavy heart that I packed my bags and prepared to move on to a different sun-drenched Santorini town. I had saved Oia – perhaps the Santorini destination – for last, and my expectations could not have been higher. Luckily, … More Oia: Chasing Sunsets at Charisma Suites
As I’ve mentioned, my time on Santorini centered primarily around relaxation. But, every now and then, I would drag myself from my balcony hot tub (ah, the struggle!) and head out for an activity. And what better activity than wine tasting? In Santorini, winemaking goes back literally thousands of years, so you know they must … More Santorini: Exploring the Island’s Wine Roads
In truth, I feel a bit like I gave Fira short shrift; I did not spend much time there, just a few short hours. Mostly, I think that’s due to the fact that I was eager to head back to my idyllic hotel in Imerovigli (and, let’s be real, to the comforts of my private hot … More Fira: Sunshine, Shopping, and Streets of Bougainvillea