Traveling Solo: A Night in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal (June, 2014) – Traveling without a plan is what I do best. Free from pesky travel companions, an willing to get lost without a map, I find that I am my own best guide when it comes to exploring an unfamiliar city. So when my ticket to France included a 17 hour layover in Lisbon, I saw this as an opportunity to explore … Continue reading Traveling Solo: A Night in Lisbon

Local Intel: Philadelphia Art Scene

As a former New Yorker, a long time resident of Philly, and at present, a weekday commuter between the two cities, I am often asked to justify why I live in Philadelphia. For someone who lives in Philly, but works in New York, the distance between the two cities seems impractical. Yet, for me and the thousands of other commuters, this makes perfect sense. New … Continue reading Local Intel: Philadelphia Art Scene

Local Intel: What to do in Lima

Lima, Peru (August, 2012)  Peru’s sprawling mega-capital, is actually a pile of many smaller cities, situated on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean.  Though practically a barren desert, the city is known for its uber-chic seafood restaurants and its trendy, world renowned cuisine. In fact, food is so important to Limans, that the government has established a Boulevard of Gastronomy in the Surquillo district, turning … Continue reading Local Intel: What to do in Lima

Local Intel: Berlin Art Galleries

I haven’t been to Berlin since the Wall came down, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much and how little the city has changed. On one hand, the line between east and west has been blurred, and to an unsuspecting tourist it may seem like there never was a wall separating the two parts. On the other hand, unlike most … Continue reading Local Intel: Berlin Art Galleries

Local Intel: Belgrade at Night

As a former resident of Belgrade, I am intrigued to hear of a traveler choosing Belgrade over another European destination. While I think my city has much to offer, I worry that an unprepared traveler might miss on its treasures. With its long, bloody history, Belgrade has been razed to the ground numerous times, leaving the residents to rebuild the city into a more contemporary … Continue reading Local Intel: Belgrade at Night

Local Intel: Belgrade Beer Fest, 2013

Back to my assertion that Belgrade is the party capital of Europe, I want to give you some info about this year’s celebration of the tenth anniversary of Belgrade Beer Fest. As the festival grows in notoriety, more and more people descend upon Belgrade for this late summer bash. Founded in 2003, on the banks of the brown Danube and at the foot of the … Continue reading Local Intel: Belgrade Beer Fest, 2013