Stuck in Santa Monica? Support these local restaurants from home or pick up curbside.

Over the years, I’ve spent many weeks (months even) calling LA “home.” There are so many small businesses that could use our support right now. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in Santa Monica who offer online and pick up options. We all have to eat, why not eat well…

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The Starting Point of All Spanish Roads

¡Welcome to the capitol of España! I recently spent 24 hours in this beautiful city. In an effort to outrun my jetlag, I walked over 10 miles around the city center, and barely made a dent in all there was to see. I was unaware of Madrid’s scale until that day. It’s the 3rd biggest…

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Lausanne, Switzerland

As I mentioned in the previous post, Eamon and I flew early morning from Paris to Geneva, then immediately took a train to Lausanne, spent a few hours wandering around there, hopped back on the train to Geneva, walked around there for a few hours, and then boarded a late flight back to Paris that…

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Art is Alive and Weird in Berlin

I recently visited the beautiful, odd, and eclectic city of Berlin. Everywhere you turn there is something packed with history or something covered in graffiti. It has a very distinct personality–one of resilience and the bizarre. As you wander the streets, you get the feeling that many of the residents want to give the old,…

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YAS Queen(stown)!

Queenstown in New Zealand is so amazing, even the drive into town is out-of-control-beautiful. This city is like a Disney World for grown ups. It’s the home of the jetboat (an insane boat ride with 360s and death stops that made me laugh uncontrollably because I was so nervous) and full of plenty of other…

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Auckland

Y’all, New Zealand is one of the most remarkable places on earth. Stay tuned as I take you on a whirlwind tour of the North and South Island. Trust me, you’re gonna love it. I spent less than 24 hours in Auckland. For New Zealand, it’s a very urban area–the largest in the country to…

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The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast of Australia is a huge tourist destination. There are tons of shops and high rises, beaches for surfing, restaurants and bars, theme parks, and it’s located right by the rainforest. Because of the rise of the film and music industry, it’s been nicknamed the Hollywood of Australia. We only spent one night…

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One of my favorite cities on earth!

After spending a few days in Sydney–we hopped on a plane to Melbourne. I really enjoyed the laid back nature of the Australian airline, Quantas. Of course, it wouldn’t be Australian if it wasn’t laid back. First thing we did was take a cab to our hotel, The Sheraton in the Docklands. I really enjoyed that…

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Nikes in NOLA

A New Orleans wedding is something everyone should experience. Last weekend, a dear friend got married in the St. Louis Cathedral in the middle of The French Quarter. It was beyond beautiful. Right after the ceremony, we all gathered in the streets paraded to the reception venue, The Riverview Room, with a marching band and police…

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when the winter weather gets wacky in Chicago, you follow suit

Over the delightfully, yet disconcertingly warm Presidents’ Day weekend, I took a homemade and not entirely extensive cultural tour of the windy city. It started off in Chinatown, wound around Pilsen (a colorful Hispanic neighborhood nearby), downed a few German brewed pints, and ended up smack dab in the middle of what most consider highly…

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