Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I've had itchy feet and an inclination to get adventurously lost wherever I go. My favorite way to get a feel for any new culture is by fully experiencing their cuisine, as I am also passionate about food. When I'm bored I like pulling out a map, closing my eyes, and pointing to a random spot...then booking a flight there...
Rome: Staying in Trastevere, Rome for one night. What two places should I visit?
It's a bit of a climb but the views are so worth it at the top of the Passeggiata del Gianicolo or Giancolo as most people know it. In my opinion it is the best spot in town to see Rome. It’s kind of like the Sacré-Coeur in Paris in that it’s... See More
Half Moon Bay: Weekend with family and friends, need suggestions for good coffee shops!
I'm spending thus weekend in half moon bay with my family and family friends- there's 8 of us total age ranging from 19 to 50+. we all are staying on the same condo on the beach, and I am SWAMPED with homework, so I need some suggestions of quiet places I can... See More
Florence: Where to lunch and what to see during limited time in Florence - help!
Since this is a limited amount of time, I would recommend planning on a long, relaxing lunch, close to some of Florence's best piazzas, so that you can just enjoy the atmosphere and Italian way of life. It will be absolutely incomplete if you don't stop for gelato!... See More
Half Moon Bay: Super nice, conveniently-located hotel for girls weekend in June
The above suggestions are great! Also, if you want a great option for a fun-atmosphered meal, Pasta Moon is excellent! It's been there for as long as I can remember, overlooks a really pretty garden, and is the type of place that's very apparently... See More
Los Angeles: Dessert places in Venice Beach, CA, near the beach
Hands down, without a doubt, Sweet Lady Jane Bakery is the place to go. This is a dessert-lover's lair, where essentially they treat at all sweet tooth's like royalty. Though it's not directly by the beach, it's located on the adorable... See More
San Francisco: Weekend Trip through Napa Valley / Winelands from San Francisco
Because there is a plethora of wineries to choose from in beautiful wine country, it doesn't surprise me that the list just seems to go on and on! All of the suggestions are FANTASTIC and will surely have you tasting the greatest wine in the country, but I want to point... See More
Venice: Off the beaten path Venice
My time in Venice was EXTREMELY limited, so I think your best bets for sighseeing off the beaten path have already been answered up above. However, I went to an AMAZING restaurant called La Zucca that was extremely hidden- I got lost for about an hour... See More
Sonoma: Must dos and good places to stay during June getaway to Sonoma
Because I am positive that you will stumble upon MANY adorable wine shops, restaurants, and cafes by simply strolling downtown for an hour- my suggestion is for a bit more of an alternative escape in the area: Sonoma Canopy Tours will give you the chance... See More
Napa: Best place for first timers to stay in Napa Valley
Though I don't specifically have any recommendations as far as hotels go (I live close to Napa so I never need to spend the night), I can say that an area right in the vicinity that's charming is Yountville. I know that the Napa Valley... See More
Malibu: Places to eat in Malibu?
All of the above are great suggestions! For breakfast or brunch, there's an ADORABLE little place that recently opened at the end of a pier in Malibu called Malibu Farm Cafe. All the ingredients are SO fresh, and the owner takes a lot of pride in... See More