Category Archives: Food + Drink

Gifts for Every Kind of Dad: Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

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While Father’s Day is a week away, there’s still time to get gifts for the fathers in your life. While no father is the same, some of the things they (and men in general) like are, so I partnered up with Stanley brand to showcase different gifts you can get dad (or uncle, husband, boyfriend or another father or father figure in your life) this holiday based on various types of men such as those that love the outdoors, travelers, techies and the style conscious. 

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5 Cool Things About Mexico City

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Fresh back from the holidays and my first trip of the new year, I’ve started contributing to Oyster.com and published my first piece just before the new year. It’s on Mexico City and about things you should know about the city that you might’ve not before. I was very surprised by Mexico City, especially by how massive it was and how many things there was to do there. Below are a few things I liked while I was there pulled from my article: Read the rest of this entry

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

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“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

Luxury Ski Travel with the St. Regis Deer Valley: Photo Diary

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While the 2015 Snowpocalypse covers the northeast, I look back at winter wonderland of my time in the mountains of Park City, Utah. While it is currently filled with the Sundance Film Festival goers, I got to experience a taste of mountain life with the luxurious St. Regis Deer Valley earlier this month during its fifth anniversary.  Read the rest of this entry

#TreatYoSelf, Gifts to Give Yourself this Holiday

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While many of the gift ideas I’ve rolled out this season are geared towards gifting others, this collection is specifically geared to giving yourself a special treat this season while you shop for others this last week before Christmas or as those holiday gift cards come in. From a travel photo book of historical quality to stand out on your coffee table to splurges such as a new comfortable mattress to start the New Year with better sleep, find the perfect items to get for yourself this holiday and winter season. Plus a few cocktail recipes to #treatyoself to:

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London Luxury Travel with the Corinthia Hotel London and British Airways

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London is undoubtedly a favorite city of mine, and I try to visit at least once a year. During a recent visit across the pond with the Corinthia Hotels and British Airways, I indulged in English luxury travel with British Airways’ Club World business class and the five-star Corinthia Hotel London in the West End just north of the River Thames and near Trafalgar Square. Read the rest of this entry

Outfit: Food Truckin’ in Texas

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From my Texas road trip with Best Western, one of my favorite things we did was a food tour of Austin through its colorful and cheeky (and tasty) food trucks. For the outdoorsy dinner crawl in the Texas heat (which since it was over 90 degrees F was luckily more of a bus tour), I sported an ikat pattern top from Territory Ahead, denim shorts I made, and UGG’s lightweight Cantrell suede chukka boot style. Read the rest of this entry

Must Have: Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags

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Birchbox Man and Cool Hunting have teamed up and released a limited edition box of summer goodies. Among the items is Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bags, which got me thinking of how I’m one of the few people I know who does need to drink coffee every morning, but when I do enjoy some it’s almost always iced. I’m glad to have received this box to try out a new favorite blend to up my coffee game.

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Travel Inspiration: The Dushi Willemstad, Curaçao

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If you find yourself in Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao there is one local saying you should know, ‘dushi’. Dushi means sweet or nice, even good, and can be applied to everything on the island, even the island itself

From the colorful architecture and delicious food in the capital Willemstad’s neighborhoods of Otrabanda and Punda, to the beaches, hotels and pools of  Piscadera Bay, below see photos from my visit to Curaçao this past spring to make you want to visit Willemstad and beyond:

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Travel Inspiration: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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In this edition of Travel Inspiration, see highlights from my trip to Puerto Vallarta that’ll make you want to visit (especially with this hurricane making its way up the East Coast this weekend). Located along the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas Bay, I got to experience this Mexican hotspot for a few days last month and explore areas such as Old Vallarta, the resort section, the ocean waters and a little bit of a hidden paradise:

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