SNAPSHOT: Civita di Bagnoregio, the Dying City

Perched on a crumbling plateau in the Etruscan countryside, Civita di Bagnoregio is a town made romantic in its doom. For centuries, the city has been sliding into the valley below-- a very slow and dramatic death. I couldn't help but wonder what it must be like for the psyches of the less than a [...]

HOW TO: Eat Your Way Through Tijuana

I've just returned from a long weekend in Tijuana, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite local getaways (just 3 hours from LA). The city has much to offer the urban explorer, but to be honest I mostly go for the food. Did you know the famous Caesar Salad was invented in Tijuana?! Here [...]

TRAVEL DIARY: In the Cool Shade of Cambodian Hospitality

The serene city of Battambang, Cambodia was quickly fading in the rear-view mirror of our $8 motorbike rental. My friend, Janna, and I took turns randomly shouting “left, right, straight!” reveling in our quest for the apex of authenticity and charm sure to be at the end of an “undiscovered” dirt road. I imagined stumbling [...]

HOT LIST: The Coolest AirBnBs in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is chaotic with pockets of serenity. Minimalist ultra modern apartments with luxury rooftop pools look out onto ancient wats and merchants selling their wares from wooden boats. In short, anyone can find something to love about Bangkok. AirBnB is a fantastic way experience a new city - you have more privacy, it can feel [...]

TRAVEL DIARY: Getting Lost in Fiji

Sometimes, bad directions can lead to great moments. We spent our last day in Fiji on the main island, as we had a very early plane to catch to Brisbane the next morning. Stoney Creek is a short bus ride from Nadi, and staff met us at the stop and took us the rest of [...]