Category Archives: travel

The Traveler’s Dishlist: 5 Things You MUST Eat In Barbados

You might know I’m the Food Editor at LAist, but did you know that our parent site just launched Gothamist Getaways? I’m contributing all sorts of culinary travel stories to the site, including my new column called The Traveler’s Dishlist. In all my globetrotting, I found that there was a real lack of one definitive…

Exploring the unique cuisine (and caves!) of Belize at Ka’ana

What seems like ages ago, I traveled to Western Belize to report on the cuisine, caves, and culture of the region for Wandermelon.com. We hiked through ruins, spelunked in ancient burial sites, rode across local farms, and ate (and ate and ate!) to get a sense of the unique fusion that exists in the Cayo…

Traveling to Todos Santos for New York Magazine

Guess what ya’ll?!? My first travel feature for New York Magazine just got published! The piece was a detailed  5-Point Weekend Escape Plan to Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, a lazy little surf town with a whole lot of style. The region’s unique cuisine, stunning wildlife, groovy accommodations, and pristine coastline totally blew me away….

Mastering the art of the juice cleanse

So I just finished a 3-day juice cleanse. Yup, that’s right. Me. No food. Seventy-two hours. I can read your mind as you’re looking at the screen, thinking to yourself, ”There’s no way I could ever do that. I need to eat.” Guys, I work as a food and travel writer. I am not one to skip…

Chicago, the out takes

A few weeks back my story on Chicago’s flourishing cocktail scene was published in the Los Angeles Times Travel section. The piece was so well-received that it was the in the top 3 most emailed stories on the entire LA Times website! Apparently the readers found the Second City as inspiring as I did, which…

Recipe: Coconut rice pudding

There are times when I think I’d do quite well on Top Chef, simply for the fact that I’m a G when it comes to turning a seemingly empty pantry into treasure trove of edible goodness. Friday night was one of those moments. My sweet tooth was itching, bad. So I whipped up some Southeast…

I heart you, Australia

Well, I’m back in L.A. after two weeks in Australia. It was quite the whirlwind adventure, with 7 flights in a mere 15 days! Needless to say, I’m a big jet lagged, but it was well-worth it. One might think I’d be bored with AUS by now; this was, after all, my third trip Down…

Off, up, and away!

Today I’m heading off to one of my favorite countries in the whole wide world, Australia! This time around I’ll be visiting Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Sydney, and Tasmania. I can’t wait! Just in the nick of time, my former editor gave me this darling Japanese daruma doll. The tradition, which usually takes place on Japanese…

Breaking my booze fast at Carlsbad Pizza Port

Today marked the end of a two week booze fast, and I couldn’t possibly think of a better place to do so than Pizza Port in Carlsbad. I’m not big on resolutions, but I’m going to do my best to drink less this year. When I do indulge, it should be for taste, not to get wasted….