Palé Hall, the finest country house hotel in Wales

Why You Should be Visiting Wales for Departures

Where to visit eat and sleep in Wales. With its windswept coastline, jagged mountain peaks, and storybook countryside, it’s easy to see why Wales has been the muse of poets and writers for centuries, but it is often overlooked by travelers in favor of England and Scotland. Read on for […]

Image of Casey Hatfield-Chiotti water skiing on Lake Pend Oreille in Northern Idaho
Adventure, Food

Sandpoint Idaho Guide

45 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene, this town on Idaho’s largest lake offers equally beautiful scenery and fewer crowds. In the heart of summer, as the sun sets over the pristine Lake Pend Oreille, its waters mirroring the fiery hues of the evening sky, the small town of Sandpoint buzzes […]

Adventure, Food

Tulum Top Ten

Blue-green water, open-air restaurants, shipwreck-inspired hotels and a shopping scene that you might expect in Soho make Tulum endlessly enticing. Tulum, a bohemian beach town on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is popular for a reason. Beautiful blue-green water, excellent open-air restaurants (many owned by American expats), shipwreck-inspired hotels and a shopping scene that […]

Image of a boat in Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja

An Epic Baja Road Trip

Justin and I went on a Baja road trip with our intrepid friends and their two kids a while back. We swam with whale sharks, cooked clams we found on the beach and drank incredible wine. It was one of our most inexpensive vacations but also one of the most […]


A Trip Back in Time: Salta Guide

Over the last six years, I believe I’ve spent more time on the road than at home. In Marrakech, I’ve haggled over carpets and sealed the deal over mint tea. I’ve climbed Kilimanjaro with a relentless guide, a marathoner and military officer who scolded me when I stopped for a […]

Adventure, Video

Riding The Rails: New Zealand’s Rail Trail

A few years back, my husband and I went on a wonderful trip to New Zealand. We drank Sauvignon Blanc in Cloudy Bay, visited Hobbiton and hiked Tongariro State Park, the dramatic landscape that stood in for Mordor in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The highlight, however, may have […]