Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts


Dream Dinner Abroad: French Riviera

Anyone who knows me, knows about my penchant for trying new cuisine. I’ve always wanted to travel the world and fraternize with locals from various lands. The place that has always been the epitome of my ideal vacation spot is the French Riviera, otherwise known as the Cote D’azur.  

While I would want to hit the town and sample the finest dishes from some of the finest restaurants at the French Riviera, I have to admit I’m most interested in the offerings of local eateries. When I travel, I’m more concerned about the authenticity of the dishes that I eat and the histories behind them. Having that knowledge somehow makes the food taste better. In my opinion, little shops and hole-in-the-wall places are best at maintaining old culinary traditions and techniques. They are often the heart of any city.

On my list of delicious dishes to try are Bouillabaisse, ratatouille, porchetta (stuffed suckling pig), an assortment of cheeses, the stinkier the better, and off course lots of Rosé, which seems fitting for the sunny, Mediterranean locale.

I don’t know about you, but if I were browsing the web in a foreign country with the goal of finding popular restaurants for a fun night out, I would definitely go to a website that can translate the information in English. Unless you're one of those rare breeds who prefer to decipher each word using Webster. Why do all the work, when companies are able and willing to do it for you? 

I’m no expert but I’m guessing that not having a translation software, or worse, having a bad translation software can be disastrous for a business, especially startups with limited funds.

(Pictures via here)


Back In NYC

I flew to Ft. Myers, Florida, for my grandmother's birthday celebration last week and now I'm back in NYC! I slept in one of these comfy little numbers from Pottery Barn but nothing feels better than my own bed. It was wonderful to see my cousins, we talked, ate, laughed, danced, and I think we're closer than we've ever been. I just love those silly, crazy girls.



I went to summer camp when I was younger and hated every second of the experience. The very next year, I told my mother I'd rather spend the entire summer bored to death at home than return to what I referred to at the time as camp hell. As I watched all my childhood friends from my neighborhood board the bus with ardent fervor, I felt a huge sigh of relief. Because, the idea of being marauded by a burly bear, or having to endure itchy pustules from species of bugs that had yet to make an appearance on the Discovery Channel or even worse, having to take care of business out in the great outdoors, terrified me.

Glamping, (camping with a dose of glamour) offers all the beauty of camping with indoor plumbing, electricity and lavish decor.

Pawsup, a luxury resort in Greenough, Montana, is stippled with a variety of picturesque ranch-inspired tents that comes complete with, wait for it...butlers! Along with luxurious spa visits, unctuous gourmet dishes and breathtaking sceneries, guests can enjoy activities like horseback riding, archery, fly fishing, hot air ballooning and even cattle herding. I think I'm definitely a Glamping kind of girl.
(Pictures via here)


Paris, Paris

Paris, is there any place more romantic?

Nichole and Evan Robertson, the husband and wife duo of Little Brown Pen captures the charm of the city of lights perfectly. I love that they depict the real Paris instead of the glorified version often displayed to us.


Summer Vacation 2012: The Dominican Republic!

Hello my darlings!

I've totally neglected my blog, but I assure you it's with good reason. I've been working as a reporter for the International Business Times for the past few months, which leaves me little time for much else. Needless to say, my position is quite writing intensive, so by the time I get home -- all I want to do is crawl into bed -- and rest my brain. I miss writing to you all, I must definitely find some more free time!

Anyhoo, my family and I took our annual family vacation to the Dominican Republic this year! We stayed at the Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in Punta Cana and had an absolutely magical, carefree time. Take a look at a few of the pictures below. I must warn you, Alex broke my camera and I had to take most of the photos with my cellphone, so pardon the poor quality.

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