Playa, Please

As I mentioned recently, I’m trying to post more short ‘snapshots’ from my travels. First up: Barcelona It was the waters that won me over. Going into Barcelona, I wasn’t sure if we’d click. After all, one of its main attractions is the beach — and I am the opposite of a beach person. Not to […]

Anatomy of a Bondi Beach sunrise

There are few things worth waking up at the ungodly hour of 5 am. Flights, for sure. To watch an Olympic final, absolutely. A large plate of bacon? Definitely. And especially for me: catching the sunrise in a foreign city. It’s a risky wager; I once spent two hours traveling and sitting in wait to […]

Floating over Melbourne by hot air balloon

Is there any better way to see a city than from above? I love sunrises and I love heights. So naturally, while in Melbourne, a hot air balloon ride over the city was in order. It’s worth the 4:30 call time. If you get cold, volunteer to help set the balloon on fire. That amount […]