5 Things I Won’t Travel Without

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I’m not exactly sure what it is about travel products that make me the kind of excited that comes with Christmas, but I could test, try and talk about adventure paraphernalia all day long. But let’s face it, everything can’t make it on every trip or I’d be going completely against my endless advocacy for packing light. There are however, a handful of things that I always pack for a trip—my version of the essentials.

Recipe: The Best Peruvian Ceviche

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When I travel, it’s pretty much equally for adventure and to eat, and sometimes eating itself is the adventure. Food can really capture a culture, show you what its people like, what they’re about, how they live. It’s the best way to experience a place, to truly taste it. And as much as I’d like it to be, food is the only souvenir you can’t quite cart home. Unless you learn to make it. I may not always be traveling, but I am always thinking about food and I’ve decided one way I’ll keep cultures alive is by making the food…

How to Eat Maryland Blue Crab

The crab.

There’s little appealing about a creepy crustacean landing on your plate looking just as it did in life and knowing you have to tear it apart limb by limb to partake of it. But all that aside, once you know what you’re doing and dive in fearlessly, Maryland’s Blue Crab is totally worth it.

St. Michaels: the Real Star of Wedding Crashers

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I had never really thought much about Maryland, nor had I heard of a little waterside town, population a smidge over 1,000, called St. Michaels. But turns out the town an hour and a half from Washington, D.C. was the site of the wedding in Wedding Crashers (the crashees were married at the centuries-old Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond) and it’s been described among the ranks of the Hamptons and Nantucket, yet without the pomp and glut of people.

New on the Blog: Style Inspiration


Now that I’m back to blogging, it’s time to instate some new features, one being Style Inspiration. When I travel, I want to blend in, look like I belong, and part of the fun of that for me is finding outfits that are en mode in said destination. Or buying them when I get there. So, from now on I’ll be pulling style inspiration from every place I go and rounding up the products and noting where you can find them. Next up: Montauk…stay tuned.