Food

Food

Where to Eat in Italy

These are the mouthwatering meals to seek out in Rome, Tuscany, Venice and more. People often ask me where to eat in Italy. This isn’t as easy of a question to answer as you might think. While Italy is one of the world’s great culinary destinations, I’ve had a lot […]

Image of the restaurant Septime in Paris
Food, Paris

Is This the Most Parisian Restaurant in Paris?

Talking local ingredients and graffiti with Septime Chef Bertrand Grébaut plus tips for snagging a reservation. While it’s true that many non-French chefs have helped reinvigorate Paris’s dining scene in recent years, there are plenty of native sons who are contributing immensely. I think the neo-bistro Septime, owned and operated […]

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

Sandpoint Idaho Guide

45 minutes north of its more famous neighbor Coeur d’Alene, this town on Idaho’s largest lake offers equally beautiful scenery and fewer crowds. Each summer, my family spends two weeks in Sandpoint, a town on Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle. I’ve done my fair share of traveling and I […]

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 […]

City, Food

Portland Top Ten

I’m always proud to say Portland, Oregon is my hometown. It has changed tremendously since I was growing up in the 1980s and 90s. Back then it felt more like a town. Now, it’s a full-blown big city. Portlanders love to complain about the increased traffic and escalating housing prices, […]