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NOLA: Things to see, eat, do and know

New Orleans has this way of trapping you in its web and making you love it, of leaving you constantly plotting how to make your way back to it. I won’t pretend I’ve at all figured the city out, or know all the spots to go, but for the short time I was there, here’s what I learned, tried and loved.

How to do Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of those places, I’ve realized, that many people aren’t sure how to get to. Before I went, I had no idea either as all I’d ever heard about was people hiking and sleeping at camps for days just to get there. Though that’s exactly what gets some people excited, it was exactly what made me think I might never go to Machu Picchu.

Weekend Away: Two days in El Salvador

All I knew about El Salvador before I went was pupusas which, shame on me. And shame on you too if you’re nodding in agreement that that’s all you know about it. The country is warm in more ways than one, it’s tropical, it’s laid back and some people and companies there are doing some really creative, innovative things, like my new favorite jeweler Lula Mena.

What to see and do in Tobago

It may be that I’m a little biased toward this sweet isle I spent much of my life in, but it’s still pure fact that Tobago is a charming, untapped Caribbean island.

5 places to hit in Cairo

If you haven’t been to Egypt, something is missing from your life. Whether you think so or know it or not. It’s the kind of place that almost seems to add a piece to life’s puzzle in a way I can’t quite put my finger on. Cairo can’t be summed up in a blog post—its history runs too deep and its culture is too colorful. But since all I’ve got is a blog post, I’ll work with what I’ve got.

Postcards from the Pyramids

Sometimes you dream about a place so much, fantasize about yourself in it for so long, that by the time you reach it, the “wow” you expected to feel is really more like a “meh.” Well that was absolutely not the case with the Pyramids. In this case, I think the experience topped the fantasies.

Postcards from Hamburg

There’s something about Europe that’s just automatically charming. Maybe the architecture, the cobblestone, the history, (sometimes the people). I spent five years living in Germany as a child but never made it to Hamburg until this week, and at first blush, it’s beautiful.