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48 hours in Madrid, a totally underrated European beauty

Our discovery of delightful Madrid was serendipitous. We decided to spend a couple of days there based on the happy accident that flights to Madrid were cheaper than to Barcelona. For once, the Airline Gods smiled upon us as they…


Should you visit the Alhambra? A Quick Guide to Granada

Should you visit the Alhambra? This was the question on my mind when I was first sketching out our trip to Spain. Should we spend one of the precious days we had in the South of Spain at the Alhambra?…


A Day Trip to Sintra and Cascais from Lisbon

My cousin and I had been dreaming of our own fairytale adventure to Sintra ever since we saw pictures of the Pena Palace. Thus, it was obvious that one of our precious three days in Lisbon should be spent in…


A Two Day Guide to Pretty City Lisbon

Lisbon is all over the Internet these days, and for good reason. I admit, I was a bit cautious about getting my hopes up about Lisbon only to have them dashed by realizing it was overrated. Lisbon definitely isn’t overrated!…


A Local’s Current Guide to New York City

My husband and I moved to New York City just over a year ago! I still can’t believe that we have lived here through the two Winters, a lovely Spring, a tiresomely humid Summer and a gorgeous Fall already. It…


The Ten Best Coffee Shops in Manhattan

If you are anything like me, then you are probably looking for your next coffee fix. Please don’t visit one of the thousands of Starbucks or Pret a Manger for coffee in New York City. Here are some gems instead.…