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Where to Stay, Wine and Dine in the Valle de Uco, Mendoza

At the foothills of the majestic Andes mountains in Argentina lies Mendoza, one of the highest wine growing regions in the world. The highest and newest wine region within Mendoza, at above 3280 ft., is the beautiful Valle de Uco…


8 Things You Must Do in Buenos Aires & Other Pertinent Information

We went to Buenos Aires on a whim. I desperately wanted to use our Thanksgiving vacation to go to South America again. Days of agonizing over the perfect destination followed. Finally, one cozy evening with a glass of Malbec and…


A Weekend Getaway From New York City : North Fork, Long Island

At the end of a tedious two hour drive east of New York City lies the perfect escape – a delightful combination of blue seas, manicured vineyards, antique shops, organic farms and lovely towns. I speak not of the Hamptons,…


A Three Day Itinerary for Bologna and Emilia-Romagna

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, three days are not enough to fully explore Italy’s wonderful province of Emilia-Romagna. However, sometimes three days are all we have, so keep reading to find the perfect three day itinerary…


One Day in Modena – The Perfect Little Travel Guide

A twenty-five minute train ride separates Bologna Station from a beautiful, dreamy little town called Modena. Its claim to fame – traditional Balsamic Vinegar (nothing you’ve ever bought from Trader Joes, trust me), and fast cars (Ferrari). I spent one…


The Ten Best Independent Bookstores in New York City

One chilly evening, my husband and I were walking (or waddling) home after stuffing ourselves with ramen from Ippudo. We had recently moved to the city, so every walk was filled with delightful possibility. This one was better then most…