I created this place for purely selfish reasons (and with the gentle push of my incredibly supportive husband, Elliott).
About once a week I am asked for my recommendations on places to stay, restaurants to eat at, or tips when someone is planning a trip to a particular location I have visited. Luckily during every trip I take, I diligently (or freakishly?) write up my favorite things; dislikes, tips, tricks, names, addresses, menu items, you name it. So until a few years ago, after a “Give me a list of things to do in (insert city/country name here)!” request, I would dig up my responses in some crappily organized gmail drafts folder, cobble something together and send it off.
Sometimes the formatting would be a mess. Sometimes something would be spelled wrong. Sometimes I would send a recap I wrote when I was a 20-something-year-old meant for my best friend, to someone I didn’t know very well telling them where the best place to get acid in South America was.
Selfishness kicked in. Instead of re-writing and re-editing something every time, I wanted to be able to send people a link- with the best of the best, some photos, and my POV- all in one place.
This is a collection of those lists that I’ve written throughout the years, consolidated in one place. Some are new, some are old (though I try to update them as much as I can), but here they are.
I’m not a professional. I just like to travel, eat, and drink. I know what I like, I know what I don’t like. I’ve got opinions, and I know what things don’t make me mad. So here you go.
Enjoy! Or don't.