Traveling in Cuba: What to Know Before You Go

Traveling in Cuba: What to Know Before You Go

Travel to Cuba is finally getting easier. While it is still illegal for Americans to go to Cuba for tourism, there are 12 categories of travel permitted, including for educational purposes. Up until March 2016, to travel on an education visa you had to go with an...
Rio de Janeiro: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play

Rio de Janeiro: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play

And to think I almost skipped Rio. When planning a trip with nine other people, compromises have to be made. For my friend and I, it meant that we were going to backtrack through Brazil and short Buenos Aires by a day, in order to go be in Rio for New Years Eve. At...
How to Pack Smart and Travel Light

How to Pack Smart and Travel Light

A few weeks ago I traveled to Peru for a food and nutrition conference. Catching up with my colleagues, I heard the same refrain over and over as they caught sight of my suitcase: “How did you manage to pack so light?!”. Of the 50+ attendees, I was the only one who...
Where to Eat in Paris Part I: 10 Foods You MUST Eat

Where to Eat in Paris Part I: 10 Foods You MUST Eat

Bonjour! I traveled to Paris in October and spent five lovely days wandering around the city. I had been there once prior, but at that time I was 16 years old and was only interested in two things: boys, and legally being able to drink wine 😉 This time around I had a...
Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Cusco Peru

Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Cusco Peru

Anyone hiking in the Andes ends up spending at least two or three days hanging out in Cusco in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Cusco itself is at a not-so-comfortable elevation of 11,152 feet, and boasts a number of restaurants, bars and attractions. Getting...