6Jan
2014

Art Classes for Beginners in NYC

Art Classes for Beginners in NYC

Drawing and painting is a great wintertime hobby outside the typical hibernation routine, and NYC has a plethora of options. These three are my favorites for their attitude, and their relationship to the city and the art world.

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3Jan
2014

Backpacking Across South America? Here’s Your 3-Week Itinerary

Backpacking Across South America? Here’s Your 3-Week Itinerary

Three friends are planning separate trips to South America in 2014 (one is World Cup-related!) and asked me for suggested itineraries after my six months on the continent in 2008. To help them out, I list some suggested sights, a list of bus times as I know them (really hard to find!), and a few other tips and tricks for spending a month in South America.

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13Nov
2013

Food Tours and Experiences in Buenos Aires

Food Tours and Experiences in Buenos Aires

There’s a long-awaited and much-welcomed gastronomic revolution happening in Buenos Aires at present, and locals and visitors alike are winning with dinner, lunch and every other bite. My post for Forbes details some of the best ways to get in on it with tours, a chef’s table event and if you’re in town at the right time, fairs and restaurant weeks. Buenos Aires For Foodies   Once regarded as a land for great steak and not much else when it […]

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September 18, 2013

A Few Days in Kotor, Montenegro

A Few Days in Kotor, Montenegro

When you arrive anywhere in Montenegro—a hostel, a home, some restaurants—the first thing you should expect to do is drink some homemade fruit brandy.

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September 13, 2013

On the Bus: Dubrovnik to Kotor

On the Bus: Dubrovnik to Kotor

Because we’d heard Montenegro was a not-to-miss destination, we hopped on the bus from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro to begin the next leg of our adventure. We had set up a rental car, but after talking to our hostel in Dubrovnik (Villa Divine) we decided to forego the EUR$1600 rental car pick up and instead take the 10:30am bus to Kotor, where we could rent a car there for EUR$40 per day to later drive to Budva. (Taking a […]

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July 23, 2013

Afternoon Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel

Afternoon Tea At Buenos Aires’ Elite Alvear Palace Hotel     Buenos Aires’ Alvear Palace Hotel is really something. It is worth even just popping in to take a look around, but I think the best way to experience the Alvear as guest without a room key is to attend the property’s fanciful Afternoon Tea. I scheduled tea time with some friends to celebrate my birthday this past May. The service was impeccable, the fare stellar and the setting about […]

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July 9, 2013

Navigating Buenos Aires’ Shopping Scene

Navigating Buenos Aires’ Shopping Scene

  Hello from Buenos Aires! I recently joined the Forbes Travel Guide / Startle.com team as the outlets’ Buenos Aires correspondent, which has given me even more reason to continue exploring the city. For one of my first posts, I enlisted the help of some Buenos Aires-based fashionistas to help me—and therefore, I hope, readers—break down the city’s shopping scene, which I have always found a bit overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Your Personalized Buenos Aires Luxury Shopping Guide An […]

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April 24, 2013

Luise Kimme: Inside the Late Artist’s Tobago Studio

Luise Kimme: Inside the Late Artist’s Tobago Studio

Sculpture artist Luise Kimme was born in Germany, trained and worked around the world and settled in Tobago in 1979. Tobago, the smaller sister of the two-island nation Trinidad and Tobago, also was where she passed away last Friday following a brief illness. I had the privilege of visiting Kimme’s sculpture garden, home and studio while in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival this past February. Kimme was sassy, eccentric and endearing the way only artists can be and her work, […]

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March 15, 2013

The Best Travel Instagrammers

Here it is… We’ve been Instagramming since April 2011, and we’ve developed pretty strong feelings about our favorite traveling Instagrammers. We like to call this the “starter pack”—follow away!

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