Category Archives: Travel

Golden Temple photoshoot

Last November I had the pleasure of shooting some of the signature dishes at Golden Temple.  The restaurant is an old Brookline institution, if you grew up in the area or went to a university in Boston chances are you’ve been there and had a scorpion bowl or three.  In fact, of all the shoots…

Top 5 destinations worth revisiting

If you were to revisit a destination you have already traveled to, where would you go?  If I were to pick just one I would be on the next flight out to Melbourne, Australia to spend a few days in the city then retrace the drive down the Great Ocean Road from my study abroad days and…

2014 highlights

As this year is ending, many of us are looking forward to what 2015 brings.  I’ve been busy using my new nifty Day Designer to plan out goals and intentions for the new year.  But it is a little bittersweet for me to say goodbye to one of the best years I’ve ever had.  

Unwinding in Paradise Hotel Busan

Is there anything better than waking up to the sound of crashing waves?  On the last leg of our 2 week honeymoon in Japan & South Korea, Mark & I spent 4 days in Busan’s Paradise Hotel situated right on Haeundae Beach.  It was the perfect place to cap off an aggressive itinerary that included visits to Seoul,…

Behind the scenes: Portugal food tour

Over the last few posts I shared some of my thoughts on Portugal’s food, people and culture.  For the last of the Portugal Food Stories series, I thought it’s time to introduce you to the people who experienced the trip with me and some behind the scenes fun.

Photo essay: Paço de Calheiros

A night’s stay in a 12th century manor on the hills overlooking Ponte de Lima was a great introduction to Portugal and its history.  I’ve mentioned Paço de Calheiros in this previous post about the small producers of Portugal.  On Count Calheiros’ property, he produces vinho verde wine, marmalade and olive oil; he also opens up his home…

Convento do Espinheiro – a restful night in a former convent

We drove through the vast and varying landscapes of Alentejo, the south-central region of Portugal, to reach Convento do Espinheiro, our hotel for the evening.  Originally a convent built by monks in the 15th century & frequently visited by Portuguese monarchs in its heyday, the Convento do Espinheiro was later renovated into a luxury hotel that caters to…

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