36 hours in Ferney Voltaire

If you're looking for great food, fine wine, and a world-class farmer's market in a laid-back setting, don't overlook Geneva's lesser known French neighbor, Ferney Voltaire. Downtown Ferney VoltaireImage credit: Daniel Gillet The New York Times has featured Geneva twice in its 36 hours articles (2007 and 2016), but Geneva's next door neighbor, Ferney Voltaire,... Continue Reading →

A weekend of Pastéis de Nata, Port, and Palaces in Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, a charming mix of Paris and San Francisco—at a fraction of the price. The Portuguese capital has everything a traveler could want: great local cuisine, fabulous art, robust history, sensational wine, and a bustling contemporary culture. Seven exalted hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo cradle Lisbon's... Continue Reading →

Road trip up the Wild Atlantic Way: Killarney, Galway, the Aran Islands, and Connemara

Ever since I watched Gerard Butler serenade Hilary Swank in  P.S. I love you, Ireland has captured my imagination, conjuring romantic fantasies of rolling green hills and cozy wooden pubs where charming Irishmen strum the banjo all day. Ten years later, my best friend Katie and I finally found ourselves on a much anticipated road trip... Continue Reading →

The island of colors: Milos, Greece

  We flew into Athens and stepped in line to board the SeaJets ferry for the three-hour journey from Piraeus Port to Milos, just a few stops short of Santorini. After a year of deliberating and planning, we were finally on our way to meet our old friends Theodoris, YuFang, Lucas, Sarah, and Allison's brother Nate for a week-long reunion in Theodoris's... Continue Reading →

London, UK

I stepped off the train late on a Friday night to two smiling faces waving at me from across the platform. This has to be one of the greatest feelings in life, to be met by familiar faces in a foreign land, and it immediately put a huge smile on my face too. I was in the picturesque town of... Continue Reading →

Barcelona, Spain

The peak travel holidays are over. The tourists have come for the summer and left by fall, but we’re still here. And we’re thankful for it: The streets are less crowded, the flights are less filled, the lines are shorter. That all makes a late fall visit ideal timing for Barcelona, and a welcome reprieve... Continue Reading →

Paris, France

As luck would have it, my freshman year of college roommate, and dear friend, Jory happened to be staying in Paris the same weekend I arrived in Berlin, and invited us to come and stay with her for a few days in a lovely apartment owned by her old boss. Although we were groggy from... Continue Reading →

Europe is Home

This is just a quickie, but a big one because we are finally both permanently moved to Europe for the  indefinite future!  It feels great.  I flew in yesterday morning, and when I got to customs in Amsterdam I decided to give my German passport its first go, which allowed me to skip the long... Continue Reading →

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