Best Travelers To Follow On Snapchat

By Krista,

You guys! I’m so stoked. Uproxx just named me one of the top travelers to follow on Snapchat. I’ve been totally loving using this medium as a way to share all my culinary adventures around the globe, from farmers market tours to behind-the-scenes looks at some of the world’s hottest hotel properties.

Thanks so much for giving me a follow! And be sure to let me know on Snap what you want to see more of.

What To Eat In Costa Rica

By Krista,


Costa Rica is well known for its lush rainforests, epic surf spots, and three-toed sloths, but its food scene is also worthy of attention. Its rich culinary culture is strongly influenced by the dizzying array of fruits and veggies made possible by the same biodiversity and microclimates that make it a destination for nature lovers. The food scene there is definitely worth checking out — from epic farmers markets to high elevation coffee plantations and great street food.

You can check out my article at Travel + Leisure that goes along with the video here, which details all the dishes I recommend you try out when in Costa Rica.

Food and Drink News From Around The Globe This December

By Krista,

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Each month I write the Departures Magazine Dining Agenda, giving you the scoop on what’s shaking in food and beverage around the world. I’m talking everything from festivals to openings and chef shifts — all so you can stay in the know on what’s going on around the globe. Here’s what’s happening this December. 

How To Make The Best Pie Crust For Thanksgiving

By Krista,

I’ve been obsessed with pie for some time now. In fact, you may not know this, but my first job at the young age of 15 was working at Marie Callender’s. And so the obsession began!

A few months back I visited Montana to attend the Paws Up Upper Crust Pie Camp, learning from some of the best how to make the perfect lattice top pies, crostatas and more in the middle of Big Sky Country. The crust that I learned to make from Kate McDermott of the Art of Pie was so delightfully flaky that I had to share the recipe — and video —with you here. You can check out some of Kate’s top pie baking tips in the video, and get the full recipe by reading on. … Continue reading

Meet Turducken Ramen, The Ultimate Japanese Food Mash-Up

By Krista,

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Turducken ramen is a thing, a very very delicious thing. It’s the ideal solution for Thanksgiving leftovers, or to make for a Friendsgiving feast. Check out the recipe that I developed in tandem with Justin Cucci and Mashable here.

Video: Best Tips For Eating At LAX Airport

By Krista,

IMG_9451Getting around LAX can be a lot like navigating the city of Los Angeles; for the uninitiated, it can seem like an absolutely daunting maze, especially during the upcoming holiday season. But I grew up in L.A., and have some helpful hints for how to make the most of any layover or pre-flight experience in L.A. You can check out my tips over at LAXisHappening.com, and be sure to watch the video below.

10 Off-The-Beaten-Path, Undiscovered Destinations

By Krista,

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It’s hard not to get swept up in what’s #trending, especially when it comes to travel. Trouble is, once you get to a destination that’s been infiltrating your feed, you realize your friends somehow managed to crop out the throngs of tourists that populate it.

If you’re looking for something a little more off-the-beaten path, something that harkens to the early, undiscovered days of your favorite destination, I combed the map to find an alluring alternative for each one. I picked out 10 destinations that make fine replacements that are worth exploring now—before they catch up to their siblings.

You can read my full story for Travel + Leisure here.

British Airways High Life Mag: Guide To District La Brea

By Krista,

Photo credit: Dylan + Jeni

Photo credit: Dylan + Jeni

Check out my latest for one of my new clients, British Airways in-flight, on my own neighborhood favorite, District La Brea. This area has grown up so much even since I moved here 1.5 years ago, offering amazing shopping, super cool local eats, and a great bar or two. Here’s the guide. Enjoy!

The Dishlist: What To Eat In Tokyo For Travel + Leisure Magazine

By Krista,

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Remember way back when I started that Dishlist column — you know, the handy dandy one that gave the rundown on the absolutely essential dishes you have to try in a given region, city, or country? Well, it’s baaaaaack! And now, in Travel + Leisure magazine!

I first started this series because as a food-focused traveler, I’m always looking for a list of must-trys before hitting the road, how to say the dishes’ names like a native, and where to find the best.

I started my first installation for T + L with none other than Tokyo, a city I fell in love with a few months ago on my first trip to Japan.

Characterized by an unrelenting attention to detail and the persistent pursuit of excellence, the megalopolis of Tokyo is known as one of the world’s best eating cities.

You can read the full story at T + L here.