The 5 best things I ate in New York City

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Paris, London, and more. This is one food post I’m both excited and nervous to share with you. Excited because — it’s New York City! I ate so well there, thanks to friends […]

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: January 2016

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from London, Boston, and more. As I’ve returned to Paris increasingly over the past year and made it something of a home base again, I find myself going out less, and […]

The 5 best things I ate in London: The Greatest Hits

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Boston, Paris, and more. There’s always a culinary dilemma you face when visiting a city you love: do you go to your tried-and-true favorites, or do you branch out and […]

The 5 best things I ate in Boston

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from London, Paris, and more. I had a one-track mind going into my first-ever visit to Boston — and that track was headed straight for OYSTAH-ville. After all, I only had two […]

The 5 best things I ate in London: Sept 2015

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Paris, Tokyo, and more. When it comes to dining options, there are very few cities that can compete with the abundance of choice like London. I could eat at a […]

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: Summer 2015

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Barcelona, Tokyo, and more. After two years living in Paris and regular return visits to the city, I still hadn’t tried all the “must-eat”s in the city. This summer I finally […]

The 5 best things I ate in Barcelona

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Tokyo, Paris, and more. All I did in Barcelona was eat. That’s what it felt like, anyway. By the end of a week there I was teetering on the edge of a […]

Travel Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 21 Lessons from 21 Countries

If there’s one thing every travel blogger loves to talk about on the internet, it’s that solo travel is marvelous and made of puppy tears and will cure your long-standing eczema. In principle, I support solo travel. It’s definitely something I think everyone should try at least once. But personally, it’s not for me. As […]

The 5 best things I ate in Chengdu

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Tokyo, Paris, and more. Sichuan food is notoriously spicy. I have seen five-year-olds from this province easily down bowls so bright red I can barely look at them without […]

The 5 best things I ate in Tokyo

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Xi’an, Paris, and more. Let’s set the tone straight off the bat: with only four days in Tokyo, it was obvious I wasn’t going to hit up everything. I […]

The 5 best things I ate in Xi’an

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Paris, Australia, and more. I’ve come up with a new slogan for Xi’an after my recent trip out west: Xi’an: Come for the Warriors, Stay for the Pork Buns. […]

Travel in Europe: Have you considered Azerbaijan?

If you’re not like me and chasing every event on the international sports circuit from here till 2020, you might not be aware that today marks 30 days to go until the first-ever European Games. (Imagine the Pan-American Games, but for Europe; or the Olympics without five continents.) The inaugural event will be held in […]

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: Spring 2015

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read more food posts here. These days, trips to Paris mostly feature a return to all of our favorite restaurants and bars — we basically live at Cafe St Regis — with just a few meals set aside […]

The 5 best things I ate: Melbourne and Sydney

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read more food posts here. I did things a little differently when planning Melbourne and Sydney — namely, in that I didn’t. For once, I hardly did any research into the food scenes, and Joe and I instead relied […]