Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

4th Aug, 2014

  Rand always tells me he envies my palate, which cracks me up because it’s such an unlikely compliment. But it comes up time and again, whenever I identify a…

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More Places to Shop in Munich, Germany

7th May, 2014

  As an American, it’s often weird going to Europe, because their consumer culture isn’t anywhere near what we have at home. There are shops, sure, but there isn’t the…

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Columbia Road Flower Market, London

30th Apr, 2013

– One of the things I love about any friendship is when you create shared memories together. It pushes you from the realm of merely “people who get along” into…

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WTF Weds: Koppa’s Fulbeli Deli,...

15th Jan, 2013

  – It’s funny how quickly the bizarre becomes normal. How things that are strange and weird become familiar and every day. So that after a while, we forget that…

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Nostalgia in Astoria: Antique Stores and...

23rd Jul, 2012

– I’m such a sucker for old things. Whether it be grey-haired octogenarians or day-old pastries, I find myself smitten.┬áSure, they’re sometimes a bit crustier than you’d like them to…

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The shops of Covent Garden, London

7th Jun, 2011

I love playing the part of the Ugly American. The way I figure it, if people are going to judge and hate me without knowing me, the least I can…

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Practically impractical.

31st May, 2011

They are four-inch-tall, rhinestone-studded confections. And they were probably a mistake. – And yet, I regret nothing. I found them in a boutique near Piazza Navona, as the rain fell…

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12 of the ugliest comfort shoes, ever

30th Aug, 2010

In my constant search for comfortable travel shoes, I am amazed by the number of heinously ugly options out there. If these shoes were horses, they would be shot, immediately.…

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The 12 Items of Clothing I Always Pack.

13th May, 2010

Someone recently asked me for some tips on fun, travel-worthy outfits to wear on planes. That incredibly elusive combination of stylish and comfortable. And I won’t lie: that is a…

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