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Downtown Charleston Restaurants That Don’t Take Reservations

Today’s post goes out to the eaters, not the planners. If you’re in Charleston looking for good food last minute, this is my tried and true list of the top restaurants that don’t take reservations. These are the spots for people who want to eat good food in Charleston...

February in Paris

I love February in Paris, and it has nothing to do with the allegedly love-filled holiday that occurs half way through it. February is the month I decided Paris had become home. Paris feels quiet in January, tinged with a lackluster air of recovery. The holidays have...

24 Hours in Sorrento, Italy

Perched on the cliffs along the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a coastal town overlooking sparkling waters dotted by the islands of Ischia, Capri and Mt. Vesuvius. For many, Sorrento is seen as the gateway to Amalfi, and may just be a quick transfer along the way to...

5 Local Spots to Watch a Charleston Sunrise

Life in the Lowcountry is good, and even better when you catch a brilliant morning sunrise. Whether you're staying at one of the beaches or downtown, there are some great spots that remain peaceful even during high tourist season and therefore popular with the locals....

How to Plan for a Stress Free Day at the Louvre

Usually, a first-time trip to Paris is not complete without a day spent traipsing around the Louvre. Whether you are an art connoisseur or just want to judge the real size of the Mona Lisa for yourself, visiting the world’s largest art museum is an experience unlike...

5 Essential Eiffel Tower Photo Ops in Paris

You’re going to Paris for the first time and SO ready to see the Eiffel Tower in person. You’ve planned, you’ve pinned, you’ve salivated over travel bloggers’ instagram feeds. Hell, you’ve salivated over old classmates’ feeds who you haven’t talked to since high...

A Magic Eiffel Tower View for Every Occasion

There are so many magical Eiffel Tower views throughout the city of Paris that sometimes it's hard to know where to go first. These 12 suggestions give you enough options for every occasion, based on when you are visiting and what time of the day it is! Here is the...

The 13 Best Happy Hours in Charleston, SC

The next time you're in Charleston, use this list of my favorite happy hour spots to pause for a drink or snack between hitting the beach, dinner reservations, or watching a magnificent sunset on the harbor. Bistronomy by Nico Happy Hour DealsMonday-Friday from 4-6...

A Paris Cafe for Every Type of Traveler

“Bonjour. Un café, s’il vous plaît.” If there is a single phrase that a tourist in Paris should make sure to store in even the most jetlagged of brains, this just might be it. Coffee. Café. Espresso. Noisette. Café Crème. The French take their coffee breaks quite...

Rome’s Trastevere Neighborhood: Where to Stay, Eat & Drink

The Trastevere neighborhood in Rome is my absolute favorite - full of winding cobblestone streets dripping with ivy, local trattorias, and some of the coolest bars the city has to offer. This historically working class neighborhood still holds on to its roots, with a...

Explore Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables while Visiting Paris

Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is one of my favorite stories of all time. I've read both the full and abridged versions and even made my now-husband accompany me to the musical while we were dating so he would really “understand” me (because I clearly have so much in...

9 of the Best New York City Happy Hours

You never know where a night out in New York City may take you, but you can alway get it started with some cheap eats and drinks. Here are some of my favorite happy hours in the city that never sleeps: TAO Uptown Happy Hour: 4-7 PM Monday - Friday $15 martini flights...

Where to Eat & Drink in Sedona, AZ

I am going to be honest with you- as much as I loved my hikes and outdoor adventures in Sedona- overall, I was not incredibly impressed with the food and bev scene. After a day out on the trails, many end up searching for a good place to eat and drink along the...

10 Crepes to Try While Visiting Paris, France

Crêpes are basically the closest the French have come to creating their own fast food and the best crêpes in Paris are the ones you can order hot off the street and eat on the go. The bustling, maze-like streets that branch off Rue de la Huchette offer an overwhelming...

How to Have the Complete Laduree Macaron Experience While in Paris

Ladurée macarons are now an international sensation- who would have thought these elaborate, colorful pastries would take the world by storm as an edible representative of the luxurious Parisian lifestyle? Certainly not Louis Ernest Ladurée when he opened up a bakery...

A Guide to the 20 Bridges of Central Paris

An east to west guide to 20 bridges along the Seine River in the heart of Paris Paris is not just the City of Love or the City of Lights… it's the City of Bridges! I mean, it’s obviously no Venice, but the fact that Paris was built along the River Seine, which...

Starbucks in Paris, France: The 5 Best Locations

Visit these Starbucks locations when visiting Paris, France

Parisian Park Chairs: A Brief History of the Green Icons

These days, Saturday mornings are for writing. But first, coffee. I roll out of bed, turn on the kettle, sleepily spoon out grounds into my french press, and pull out my mug. But not just any mug- Saturday mornings call for my Green Chair mug. What is a Green Chair...

Best Picnic Spots in Paris: A Comprehensive Guide by Arrondissement

Where are the best picnic spots in Paris? It's hard to narrow it down. Not only is going into the local boulangerie to pick up a chewy baguette or signaling to the cheesemonger how many inches to cut from a briny wheel of cheese an important cultural experience- it is...

6 Free Places to Work Remotely in New York City

Visiting New York City and looking for a fun space to get some work without shelling out for a co-work space day pass? Here are 6 (free!) spaces I’ve stayed productive in across the city. Devoción Coffee Devoción Coffee has a strong following, as the coffee is sourced...

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