Three Days in Paris – A Diary, Travel Guide, and Love Letter

I know this isn’t a news flash, but Paris is amazing. The second you leave the airport, you just know you’re someplace special. The ornate buildings immediately evoke the feeling that you’ve gone back in time, and the iconic landmarks are truly mind-blowing. To stand in the church that inspired Victor Hugo’s novel, or pose […]

New York City – Beyond Broadway…

Ahhhh, New York. How do you even begin to review the city that never sleeps??? Here’s how. I’m sure many of you have been to Manhattan, but have you spent much time in the other boroughs? As I have discovered, while Manhattan is of course an endless treasure chest of good times and great eats, […]

The Top 10 Things I Ate (and Drank) in 2015

Between attending the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, taking a spontaneous trip to Vietnam, and trying a bunch of new restaurants, 2015 was an epic food year for me (hence I had to hire a personal trainer in December). I really stuffed my face good, so it’s hard to pick just a few of the […]

10 Amazing Things About Vietnam

If you read my last post, you know that Vietnam was the most awesome place I have ever been. That post provides an overview of my trip, and lists the top 10 experiences I had on my tour. In this post, I continue to tout the virtues of Vietnam by recapping 10 more amazing things […]

The Awe-Inspiring Paradise That Is Vietnam

I just got back from Vietnam and I can safely say it was the most amazing place I have ever been. Mind-blowing natural scenery? Check. Gorgeous architecture? Check. Amazing food? Super friendly people? Unique experiences? Beautiful beaches? Yup, it has all of that too. For me it was the perfect vacation destination. Guided Tours and […]

My 10 Favorite Things to Do in Boston

Before moving to Atlanta, I lived in Boston for seven years. Despite the harsh winters (and attitudes), I really, really love Beantown. Nowadays, I only get back there about once a year, so my expertise on the city is admittedly waning. Nonetheless, here are 10 of my favorite, tried-and-true things to do in this beautiful […]

Jiachang Liangcai – So Much More Than Salad!

I’ll never forget the look of disapproval I got when she saw me outside the dorm smoking a cigarette and drinking a beer. Or the face of sheer embarrassment she wore when I tried to teach her how to dance. I imagine it felt something like the mortification I experienced when she insisted on holding […]