The quirky folks at Fodor’s let me share some of the world’s weirdest plants, fungi, and microorganisms to inspire your #plantnerd bucket list (I’ve seen 5 out of 10 of these weirdos out in the wild!) 10 Plants From Around the World That Will Upset and Delight | Fodor’s Travel
Eating My Way Through Nishiki Market, Kyoto
One of my favorite things to do in a new city is ...
Soaking in the Thermal Baths of Budapest, Hungary
"Which bath house are you going to?" Nelli asked. ...
A Day in Japanese Tea Country: Visiting a Tea Farm Near Kyoto, Japan
We were sitting in the back seat of Matsu-san's ...
Travel Guide: Maui, Hawaii
Planning a trip to Hawaii? Maui is a popular ...
From Tree To Bar on the Big Island: Visiting a Chocolate Farm in Hawaii
"Look, there's a whale," Tom said matter-of-factly ...
EIT Elsewhere | “Time Out: San José” in Delta Sky Magazine
I was excited to finally get the word that an article I wrote sharing my love for my hometown – San Jose, California – is out in Delta Sky Magazine this month! Time Out: San José – (Image / PDF) (Thanks to Deb L. and Ginni R. for sending copies for me!)
EIT Elsewhere | How to Experience Japan in San Francisco
Get a taste of Japan — without leaving San Francisco! I’m excited to see my latest post is up on Thrillist. Some of my favorite Japan-inspired things to do and ways to experience Japanese history, art, and culture here in the Bay Area. Check it out: How to Experience Japan in San Francisco
Getting Off the Las Vegas Strip
I’ve been to Las Vegas a handful of times for conferences and weekend trips. I don’t gamble, but I’d do some other Vegas-y things — graze the buffets, go to shows and nightclubs, and lounge around the pool. With the exception of the pools (I love the city’s extravagant pools), I was never a big fan of the […]
FOOD + DRINK
Where to Eat & Drink in Pittsburgh
I never really thought of Pittsburgh as a food city. I knew the city was home to Heinz Ketchup and Primanti Bros., hawker of a bazillion calorie French fry stuffed-sandwich. Lots of people love them, but they aren’t really my thing. On my recent trip to Pittsburgh, I was excited to find the city has lots […]
Oregon’s Cranberry Coast + Habanero Cranberry Sauce Recipe
If you drive Highway 101 up the Oregon coast right now, you might notice an unusual fall landscape–shrubby and angular, brick red fields. This is where cranberries come from! These cranberry fields are also called a cranberry bog — a recessed rectangular pit, filled with a dense mat of cranberry bushes. The berries grow on runners […]
A Visit to Santa Cruz Island & Channel Islands National Park
This is a guest post by Dianne Sivulka. We love visiting National Parks and try to visit a few each year. California is fortunate to have nine National Parks, more than any other state. Visitors to California often choose Yosemite or the Redwoods, but fewer people venture out to the Channel Islands. Perhaps that’s because […]
Wine Tasting in Downtown Carmel
One of my favorite Northern California weekend escapes is the little coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Monterey Bay. Not only does the town have gorgeous white sand beaches and delicious food, it’s famously pet-friendly–you can bring your dog just about everywhere. On our recent Carmel weekend getaway, I discovered one more fun thing to […]
A Weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Spring is here and my thoughts are moving to spring weekend getaways and summertime road trips. For California travelers, many of these getaways include a drive along the state’s stunning Highway 1. One of my favorite Highway 1 stops is the Monterey Bay community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. I go to Carmel once or twice a […]