How Hard Work Pays Off for Travel-ful Life (In Partnership with Don Julio)


“Work hard with honesty. Never judge anybody.” These are words to live by for a life of happiness, earned success and to help further explore one’s passions such as travel, photography or other life pleasures. I heard this expression in a video about Don Julio González, the man behind the well-known Don Julio Tequila brand that he established in 1942, and I can’t get the messages out of my head. This video is inspiring and uplifting, but also very picturesque that it will make you want to visit Mexico and the agave fields. The clip (which you can watch below) was shared by Don Julio Tequila in honor of Dia de los Muertos and has me reflecting on what I’ve worked for that sets me apart: being a travel journalist and blogger. More below: Read the rest of this entry

Enter to Win a Trip to Los Angeles (and a Role in a Hollywood Film) + a Memorex Tablet Giveaway


In case you’ve haven’t been to Los Angeles yet or you love it and can’t wait to go back, Memorex is hosting a fun contest that’ll give someone a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the City of Angels. Read the rest of this entry

Men’s Accessories To Own This Fall

Get you style game on point by taking advantage of season’s accessory trends for men. Other men’s accessories such as ties, belts, pocket squares, etc. tend to work best when picked out for individual outfits or groups of outfits – and year round of course. But as far as the trends go, these ideas will give you a few good ideas to go with as you ease into the fall: Read the rest of this entry

New York City’s Newest Hotels

Make the most of your New York City visit by checking into one of the city’s newest properties during your next visit. From the luxurious Baccarat that opened this past spring to The Renwick NYC, which used to be a long-stay hotel sheltering artists, intellectuals and noted authors, these are the new hotels that’ll enhance your visit to the city this fall and winter: Read the rest of this entry

How to Dress for the Summer to Fall Transition

With the summer season coming to an end and the brisk fall weather turning its chilly front around the corner, there’s a few style keys to keep in mind.  Read the rest of this entry

Italy Travel Photo Diary


Can’t believe it’s mid-September already! Currently I’m traveling through Italy with Intrepid Travel and it’s been quite the adventure as I travel with a group of people who aren’t in media. Most of my travels – if I’m not going somewhere alone or with a buddy – have been with others in the similar industry as me (be it bloggers, journalists or other influencers), but now I’m finding myself sipping vino and enjoying dolce each night with a group of people from all walks of life: mining engineers, a family doctor, teachers and someone in a CSI-like field. Though I’m traveling with such a diverse and fun group, it’s also nice to have my alone time in this beautiful country during my first visit here.


I’ll be putting together a more detailed post of the experience in Italy and with Intrepid Travel in case you’ve been thinking about doing a small group trip such as this, but I wanted to share some photos from Italia that I’ve taken. A lot of these are already posted on my Insta, but there’s a few more below from this journey that has brought me to Venice to Florence and more! Read the rest of this entry

6 Essentials for Business Casual Travel


Work in a business casual environment and have a work trip coming up? Here are a few different style options to consider to pack along to have versatile work style options that you can look great and feel good in.

Johnston & Murphy – Allred Penny Loafers


Part of Johnston & Murphy’s 1850 collection, the Allred Penny loafers feature burnished Italian calfskin leather crafted into the classic silhouette that can be dressed up for a night out or kept casual for the office. Making them perfect to bring along for any business travels this fall, especially when cocktail events are part of the itinerary. Available exclusively at NordstromEnter to win a pair for yourself over on Instagram and by Tweeting (now through 9/8).

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Shop: Herschel Supply for Liberty of London


Herschel Supply has once again partnered with Liberty of London and has put out an awesome collection of backpacks and pouches with beautiful, artistic color blocked prints from the British fashion retailer’s library. I brought along the classic Settlement backpack style during my trip to Chile last week.


Photo by Grant Legan

A closer look and details below:
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Multipurpose Grooming Products For Men


Men’s grooming is inarguably a rapidly growing market with new and various types of products being released each season. It can be time consuming finding the right products for you, so why settle for products that focus on one skin or body need when there are a number of quality options that serve multiple uses? Read the rest of this entry

Must-Have Peruvian Dishes


It’s funny, growing up I never liked a lot of the dishes from my Peruvian heritage. Now, whenever it’s offered I can’t get enough. I grew up with a dislike of fish, so the delicious seafood driven dishes the make up like half of Peru’s cuisine offerings never touched my lips until I reached adulthood.

Last month I wrote an article on different Peruvian dishes to know for Thrillist, and happy to share my favorites from the bunch below that are now my go-tos: Read the rest of this entry


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