The Best Sandwiches From Around The Globe In L.A.

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  One of the greatest parts of living in Los Angeles isn’t the weather, the beaches, or even the celeb sightings. It’s about being in a city where you can literally travel through your tastebuds. My native town is home not only to a vast expanse of international communities and a wide variety of culinary delights that comes… Read more »

My Best Bites In New Orleans For Mardi Gras And Beyond

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  Seeing all the Mardi Gras posts around the interwebs right now, I am flooded with memories of my first trip to New Orleans a few years ago. I had such a blast exploring the food and culture in what’s since become one of my favorite American cities. I had a blast, and hopefully I’ll… Read more »

3 Reasons I’m In Love With The Revamped Hotel Normandie

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There’s been a trend of reviving historic 1920s L.A. buildings, turning them into hotels, bars, and restaurants that nod to the past but have a decidedly modern feel. To me, that never gets old. The Hotel Normandie, developed in 1926 by famed Los Angeles architects Albert R. Walker and Percy A. Eisen, is no exception. They’ve been rolling out their… Read more »

Meet Hotel Covell, A Creative Haven In Los Feliz

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  Traveling for a living means that I get to see some pretty incredible properties around the globe, so you can imagine my sense of hometown pride when I heard about the happs at the brand spankin’ new Hotel Covell in Los Feliz. This itsy bitsy boutique hotel is technically a B&B by official standards, as it… Read more »

Where To Eat In Phoenix + Scottsdale For The Super Bowl

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  Though Scottsdale, Arizona is often thought of as a resort destination with little more than golf courses and luxury properties, there’s a strong undercurrent of creativity in this Sonoran desert city that’s fueling a diverse food scene. The same energy that brought Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Soleri is inspiring a vibrant cadre of… Read more »

My Feminist Icon? Solo Female Travelers.

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  In my mind, feminism’s freshest face isn’t a pop star, but backpacker Cheryl Strayed, who’s portrayed in the awesome new film staring Reese Witherspoon, “Wild.” Watching the movie, which is based on Strayed’ book that recounts her time on the Pacific Crest Trail, reminded me of my experience backpacking around the globe solo. There are… Read more »