Extreme escapism: The best hotels in the world

Have you found yourself whiling away hours on travel sites recently? Apparently, February is a peak time for booking vacations for the rest of the year. It must have something to do with the cold weather in much of the world or the post-holiday blues. Whatever it is, we’re especially prone to daydream right now. […]

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How did we get here?

A friend told me that once I become a mother I will see the world for the disgusting, dangerous place it is. We were joking about hand sanitizer, but that phrase continues to resonate with me as I delve deeper into parenthood. I didn’t simply read about this week’s tragedy and shake my head. I […]

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Ski season in the Alps: Where to go

When you live in a country that is synonymous with skiing, you are bound to get a lot of questions about where to find the best slopes. I’ve sent so many emails to friends detailing how to check “ski the Alps” off of their travel bucket lists, that I’m finally writing a post I can […]

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The makings of a bébé-friendly vacation

There is a sigh I’ve been known to breathe upon entering our apartment after a long trip. A sigh that says “Finally! I can relax!” A sigh that means it’s time to take off my shoes and hang up my coat. This sigh has only become louder and longer after becoming a parent. Maybe you […]

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Where to find the best tacos in Europe

When you imagine visiting Paris I’m guessing images of baguettes and croissants come to mind, right? When you’re an expat living across the street from a French boulangerie you dream of visiting Paris and eating more exotic cuisine than what’s in your neighborhood. Lamb curry. Tuna sashimi. Carnitas tacos. Tacos, tacos, tacos. I have found myself Googling […]

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On a new year

Last year was one for the books. Not necessarily travel-wise, but a big year for our family with the arrival of our son. As a result, I wrote much less than I have in years past. I’m sorry! I could make the excuse that I’m busy being a parent because I am; but, it would […]

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Bako, my beloved

I’m in Bakersfield this week and being here always gets me thinking about how much my hometown defines who I am — wherever I’m living. These thoughts are especially on my mind now that I’m raising a baby in Switzerland; a place that feels somehow more foreign as I wonder how it is shaping who he will be in the future. A […]

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