• Dominique Ansel Bakery Peanut Butter Rum Caramel Cronuts

    Dominique Ansel Cronuts Craze – Score!

    I first read about the unique cronuts pastry sensation by Chef Dominique Ansel several months ago when I was abroad.  By the time I came back home in New York for three weeks during…

    February 1, 2014
  • Giraffe spotted in Kruger Park safari

    Safari Adventure in South Africa

    If there’s only one thing you can do travel-related this year or next, or whenever you come up with enough money to go, I HIGHLY recommend an African safari! It is an utterly thrilling…

    January 25, 2014
  • Immigration in the Kingdom of Lesotho - Sani Top

    One Day in the Kingdom of Lesotho via the Sani Pass

    “So, does anyone know anything about Lesotho?“, asks our tour guide. A few seconds of silence… “It’s considered the highest country in Africa“, I chimed in remembering a few things I read as I…

    January 20, 2014
  • Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld street art in SoHo, New York City

    Street Art Spotted: back home in New York

    I’ve been back in US soil for almost two months now, and although I’ve been so busy with the holiday season that just passed, and getting back into the swing of things [temporarily] at…

    January 15, 2014
  • Goodbye 2013

    Goodbye 2013!

    A lot has happened within the past twelve months.  Loads of adventures and travel memories, an intense emotional rollercoaster, a major change in my career, and countless moments wherein I cried tears of happiness…

    December 31, 2013
  • Blyde River Canyon, South Africa, Africa

    Blyde River Canyon and this Week’s Links & Things

    Stumbling upon anything.  Or that time when my ADD goes on full-mode: Don’t Say Goodbye, Just Ghost | That awkward moment sometimes when you really don’t want to hug and air kiss the entire…

    December 12, 2013
  • cactus in Tucson Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Santa Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon

    Weekend Wedding and Giant Cactus in Arizona

    Two weeks ago, I flew back home to New York for one important occasion.  I was supposed to head off to Nepal and Southeast Asia for another month after my southern African jaunt, and…

    December 6, 2013
  • Large herd of elephants in Elephant Sands, Botswana, Africa

    A Brief Time in Botswana

    “Welcome to Africa“, the customs official at the Botswana – Martin’s Drift border post told me as he handed me back my passport. “Do you feel how hot it is outside?  That’s nothing, it…

    December 3, 2013