Planning a Trip to Cuba: Your Questions Answered

March 17, 2017Blog, Cuba

Traveling to Cuba awesome, but it’s work. It’s more backpackery and rugged than most Americans are used to. Think dirty cities (like, severed pigs heads sitting on the street corner), a decent amount of hustling for taxis (and pens…), diesel cars whose fumes fill the city air and can make long rides dizzying. Poverty. Dilapidated buildings … Read More

Where to Go with 1 Week in Australia

February 5, 2017Australia & New Zealand, Blog

A friend purchased a super cheap ticket to Sydney and is visiting Australia for the first time. They’re looking for a mix of city, beach, and active/adventure. Here’s what I recommended: With 7 days I recommend sticking to the East Coast — Australia is about the size of the continental U.S. so flying from Sydney to, say, Cairns … Read More

How to Spend 9 Days in Peru: Travel Guide

February 1, 2017Blog, Peru, Travel Guides

I spent a week in Peru in November (over Thanksgiving) with a friend. We visited Cusco, Lima, and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Here’s what we did: How I Got There We flew Avianca from Dulles to Cusco, transferring through San Salvador and Lima (and snoozing in that airport for a bit since … Read More

How to Visit Washington D.C. for Inauguration Weekend

January 5, 2017Articles, Fodor's, Washington DC

January 5, 2017 on Fodors.com || All eyes will be on Washington D.C. this January for Inauguration Weekend. The city’s preparing for over 1 million visitors, coming in for everything from celebrations to protests to getting a glimpse of history. Here’s a quick guide to visiting Washington for the Inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, or … Read More

Best Restaurants in D.C. (According to Me)

December 27, 2016Blog, Travel Guides, Washington DC

My ongoing effort to casually document the good (and not so good) restaurants I’ve tried around the District. Adams Morgan Tail Up Goat: small plates and yummy craft cocktails Dupont Circle   14th Street/U Street Compass Rose: awesome menu of street food small plates from around the world Le Diplomate: French bistro that’s a standby … Read More

What to Do When You Visit D.C. in Winter

December 27, 2016Blog, Travel Guides, Washington DC

A friend wrote me in late December asking for some tips for some friends visiting D.C. Since a lot of my favorite spots are better in summer, here’s a list of some winter recommendations I sent over. Overall for food/drinks I’d recommend going to these neighborhoods: 14th St./Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw. 14th/U is … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to the National Mall

December 15, 2016Articles, U.S. News, Washington DC

December 15, 2016 on U.S. News Travel || No trip to the District of Columbia is complete without a visit to the National Mall. The site of presidential inaugurations, historic protest marches and a brand-new Smithsonian museum, this 2-mile-long grassy lawn that runs through the heart of the nation’s capital sees over 25 million visitors … Read More

How to Spend 2 Days in Austin: Travel Guide

September 27, 2016Blog, Texas

I went to Austin for a few days for a work summit. Most of our time was spent in meeting rooms in the W hotel, but I was able to check out a few things while there. Here’s what I did: How I Got There There aren’t too many direct flights from D.C. to Austin; … Read More