Are You a Traveler or a Tourist?

Living in New York City, I encounter tourists all the time. It can get annoying, having to weed through people who are snapping photos, looking at guidebooks, or are just obviously lost. But every time I see a confused, excited, or even bored tourist on the streets of NYC, I try to remind myself of … More Are You a Traveler or a Tourist?


Memories of Paris

The tragic and horrific events in Paris this weekend have left the world riled and in an uneasy state. That’s not to say there haven’t been other atrocities occurring in the world simultaneously, such as the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. But, as this excellent essay from Cosmopolitan (you read that right, they’re actually doing some great … More Memories of Paris

What is a Riad?

After a recent trip to Morocco, I came home telling stories about the gorgeous riad that I stayed in in Marrakesh, but I had plenty of friends and family looking at me funny when I said the word “riad.” So what is a riad you might ask? … More What is a Riad?