Blue Mosque Dreaming

Blue Mosque Dreaming

Ever since visiting the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, Spain, when I was 16, I've had a serious soft spot for Arabic or Moorish architecture. I find myself fawning over the horseshoe arches, the intricate, geometric patterns, the swooping Arabic calligraphy… and...
The Beauty of Doing Nothing while Traveling

The Beauty of Doing Nothing while Traveling

On my first backpacking trip through Europe when I was 17, my travel partner and I spent a few days at a hostel villa in Tuscany. After a few weeks of city-to-city backpacking all I wanted to do was breathe, so I plucked a VHS of Serendipity from the hostel library...
The Best Meal I Had in Istanbul

The Best Meal I Had in Istanbul

During my stay in Turkey my cousin Suzy, who is an Istanbul expat, took me to a restaurant so good it deserves its own post- Çinaralti. Çinaralti serves affordable, tasty Turkish food in the style of Korean barbecue. But you won't find any kimchi here- at Çinaralti...
Istanbul by Instagram

Istanbul by Instagram

I won't lie- I kind of love Instagram. And I definitely loved Istanbul. So why not feature a post that combines the two? Here are my favorite shots from my recent trip to Istanbul, a complicated, exotic and stunning city I got to know over a too-short span of five...
Saturday Snapshot 19

Saturday Snapshot 19

Late again, sorry! The girls were home sick for the entire week so I barely left the house- lame. Luckily I still got to enjoy Saturday strolling around Le Marais, which is my favorite neighborhood in the world in Paris. So, readers, which picture do you like best?...
My Upcoming Travel Plans

My Upcoming Travel Plans

Despite my extremely lofty travel expectations, I haven't traveled nearly as much in Europe as I would have hoped- I've ventured off to only two destinations (Germany and Turkey) in four months! But my lack of travel is probably a good thing considering I'm saving up...
Snow? In Paris? A Photo Series

Snow? In Paris? A Photo Series

So one unremarkable night in January, something happened that so many had told me I would never see: It snowed in Paris. And Lonely Planet would kill me, but… it was magical. I also witnessed my first Parisian déménagement, which I had no idea was such a...
My Local Eats: Glasgow, Scotland

My Local Eats: Glasgow, Scotland

Welcome to another edition of My Local Eats, a guest post series that highlights travel bloggers' favorite local foodie spots from around the world. Today we'll be hearing from Neil, a Glasgow native who blogs at Locomotion Travel, about what to eat in Glasgow.  I'm...