Uber Driver

We rushed along Michigan Avenue, dodging the tourists that milled about leisurely. I looked down at my phone, checking the license plate number of our Uber. “She said she’s in a silver car,” I told my boyfriend, scanning the road for our ride. We were cutting it close for getting to Ogilvie to catch the…

Taxi Driver

I slid into the backseat of the taxi, slamming the door behind me. “Beijing West Road and Xizang Road,” I told the driver. “Beijing West Road and Xizang Road!” He repeated my destination cheerfully and put the meter down to start the ride. It was late into the evening, and the radio played old Chinese…

Bracelet Man

We arrived in Milan at 8AM. Despite our grogginess, I was intent on making every single minute of our vacation count. And so after leaving our luggage at the front desk of Hotel Berna, my sleepy boyfriend and I found ourselves in the open square in front of Milan’s famous Duomo on a sunny spring morning. Surrounded by pigeons and…

Eat This in Montréal

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. When my friends and I decided to visit Montréal, we expected to see gorgeous old cobblestone streets and hear Canadian French being spoken. What we didn’t expect was how absolutely incredible the Montréal food scene would be. It’s a good thing we walked…

Eat This in Philadelphia

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. I spent my college years in Philadelphia, and while I didn’t get out of my college bubble as often as I should have, I do have my favorite food spots in the city. In fact, Philly is one of my…

Eat This in New York City (Manhattan)

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. I spent my first two years of post-college life in the Big Apple, and recently went back for a quick visit. Aside from wandering my lovely old neighborhood of Long Island City and enjoying the Cats on Broadway, we wanted to…

Eat This in Boulder

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. My mom and I visited Boulder on a four-day trip, so my experience in the city is really limited. That being said, we loved all that Boulder had to offer – from the gorgeous scenery to the kind residents, the…

Boracay 1-Day Itinerary: White Beach Day

Walking: Low || Good For: Families || Price Range: $ Breakfast: Calamansi Muffin (and coffee, of course). Whether you’re staying at Station 1, Station 2, or Station 3, you’re probably only a few minutes away from the beach. Grab a bite to go at Real Coffee & Tea Cafe, famous for their calamansi muffins (an orange-like…

Eat This in Tampa

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. My boyfriend hails from Tampa, so we’re often back in his hometown to visit family and to enjoy the warm weather. While Tampa is known for beaches, strip clubs, and cigars, it also has a ton of great food to…

Hong Kong 1-Day Itinerary: Central & SoHo

Walking: Moderate || Good For: Families || Price Range: $ Morning: Central to Escalators. Make your way over to Central via one of Hong Kong’s many excellent transportation systems. Chances are, you’re getting over jet-lag or maybe even took that early-bird flight over to HK. Make your way over to the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators and admire the…