What to Do with 5 Days in Dubrovnik

September 4, 2017Blog, Croatia, My Trips, Travel Guides

I traveled to Dubrovnik for 5 days in July 2017. We used it as a base to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site walled city, track down Game of Thrones filming locations (it’s Kings Landing!), and take a handful of day trips, including to Montenegro and the island of Mljet. How to Get to Dubrovnik … 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

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

Baseball Fanatic? Here’s Your Dream Road Trip

July 26, 2016Articles, Marriott, Travel Guides, USA

July 2016 on Marriott Traveler || You’re a baseball stat wunderkind, not unlike Jonah Hill’s character in “Moneyball.” So your ultimate summer road trip has to be all about baseball, beer, and modern Americana. If you’re in the Midwest, the drive from Chicago through Ohio and Kentucky and on to St. Louis is a must. You’ll … Read More

Take Your Costa Rica Adventure to the Next Level: Hit the Road

July 13, 2016Articles, Central America, Costa Rica, Itineraries, Marriott, Travel Guides

July 2016 on Marriott Traveler || This ain’t your minivan family road trip. Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is beautiful — with lush wildlife-stuffed rain forests, picturesque beaches, secluded hotels and adrenaline-fueled activities like zip lining and surfing (oh, and a volcano along the way). But driving here is a bit more complicated than your standard cruise … Read More