Travel from Home - Things to do When You Can't Travel

Virtual Travel: Things to Do When You Can’t Travel

Need a vacation, but just can’t travel right now? Check out these activities for things to do when you can’t travel! From virtual travel tours to reflecting on past trips, free online courses, travel books, and finding some zen, I’ve got tons of great tips for in-between trips.

Where To Stay in Tulum

Where to Stay in Tulum: Best Tulum Beach Hotels and Airbnbs

Tulum has a seductive hold over many vacation-goers thanks to clear blue waters, a chic but laid-back vibe, and beach hotels that let you step from your room right into sugary-soft white sand. There is nowhere else in the world like Tulum. Find out the best places to stay for a dream vacation, honeymoon or girls’ trip here!

Gilão River aerial view of Tavira Portugal

Tavira, Portugal: Where To Stay In The Algarve

Looking for a less-touristy, off-the-beaten path addition to your Portugal itinerary?  I’ve got a contender: the hidden gem of Tavira, Portugal in the eastern Algarve region. Bypass the crowds of Faro and Lagos, and head straight to this charming city on the...

Urban Hive - Seoul Architecture - Best Things To Do In Seoul

Seoul Architecture: Best Things to Do In Seoul

Seoul, Korea is a fascinating juxtaposition of new and old, traditional and ultra-modern.  With history stretching back almost two thousand years, today’s Seoul has become a hub of technology, pop culture, and contemporary design.  I knew that I wanted to see...

Todos Santos colonial center

Things to Do in Todos Santos: Where to Stay, Eat & Play

Baja California gets a lot of love as a spring break destination, but the small town of Todos Santos has been trending as a chic but laid-back getaway. Nestled into the western coast of the Baja California peninsula, Todos Santos is an hour drive north from Los Cabos...

walkways over the concourse of the former TWA Flight Center now the TWA Hotel

JFK Layover at the TWA Hotel

I’ve been a fan of mid-century architecture and design as long as I can remember. As a kid, I used to beg my dad to take me to vintage furniture shops in Austin, Texas long before retro design was trendy again. So when the former TWA Flight Center terminal at JFK...

Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum

Hotel Tiki Tiki: Review of A Mid-Century Gem in Tulum

When I saw a new Tulum hotel called "Hotel Tiki Tiki" featured in Dwell Magazine, I knew I’d have to visit and review it since it combined so many of my favorite things: Tulum, mid-century design, and boutique hotels.  Just the name, Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum, had me...

Morocco Packing List

Morocco Packing List


Morocco is a crossroads. Spend a few weeks traveling here, and you'll find people, cultures, foods, and languages from Arab, African and European traditions. Similarly, Morocco's landscapes...

Driving in Mexico

On my most recent flight to Cancún, a seatmate and I chatted about our travel plans.  When I said I was renting a car and driving in Mexico solo around the Yucatán Peninsula, she was nearly speechless.  I had to work to convince her I wasn’t a crazy...