Roughley Manor is the Perfect Joshua Tree National Park Oasis

Tweet A cross-country roadtrip is a thing of beauty, and one of the joys of the experience is discovering hidden gems as you go. While Lindsay and I had much of our trip planned, we left a few nights open for a more seat-of-your-pants experience….

Fear of Flying and Other Confessions of a Travel Writer (And How to Deal)

Tweet I just got back from an amazing trip to Suzhou, China, where I visited the UNESCO-heritage 500-year-old gardens, wandered ancient streets, ate foods I had never even tasted before (the spring water-grasses are delicious and strangely addictive!), and watched silk being made before my…

Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift’s Big Sur Adventure!

Tweet On Wednesday, supermodel Karlie Kloss and her bestie, singer Taylor Swift, too a road trip to sightsee and hike around Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (one of my fave places in the world, ever!).   ‘Beach, forests, cliffs, Northern California, sand, flower picking. Best…

Costa Rica’s Parador Resort and Spa in the Heart of Manuel Antonio

Tweet Nestled high above Costa Rica’s scenic Pacific coastline, on acres upon acres of teeming-with-wildlife rainforests and adjacent to stunning Manuel Antonio Park, sits Parador Resort and Spa in Punta Quepos. It’s a sustainable jewel of a resort you must visit. I stayed at Parador for nearly…