Packing for Five Countries, 21 Flights, 25 Beds, and Two Seasons (Conde Nast Traveler)

Every winter my family and I take an epic trip that usually lasts more than two months. This year our itinerary includes Bhutan, Thailand and the Philippines. Our challenge: to fit everything into one checked bag for my toddler and me, one carry-on, and a small handbag.  READ FULL STORY

Chilean Patagonia’s Peaks, Up Close (NY Times)

AFTER four hours of strenuous hiking, we had only just reached the bottom of the Torres del Paine. You can see the three granite monoliths from seemingly a hundred miles away (and on just about every postcard of Patagonia), but the full magnitude of their facades was revealed only after the last turn on the …

Drawn to the Magnet of Chile’s Surf Coast (NY Times)

I FOUND Pichilemu through a local’s tip. In planning an itinerary that would start in Santiago and end a couple of hours south in the wine country, I was looking for a low-key weekend spot near the two destinations where I could stop for a few days and recharge with my family. “Well, there is …

A Long Weekend in Rio (Financial Times “How to Spend it”)

When all eyes look to Rio for the World Cup and Olympics, they will see a newly safe hub of culture and sophistication. Go before the crowds descend, says Ondine Cohane READ FULL STORY  

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Where to Find (and Eat) White Truffles in Tuscany (CN Traveler)

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  The subterrean fungus sniffed out by pigs or dogs makes even the most seasoned foodies swoon. In Tuscany they grow plentifully in the countryside making October and November some of the best eating months here. All at a fraction of the price the kind of portion one could only dream of in New York …

Hotel Rooms With Charm, Off the Radar (New York Times)

Aix-en-Provence, France La Maison d’Aix This four-room hideaway is the kind you might wish for in every tourist-worthy town. Though it is in the heart of the historic center, it is small enough to feel as if you are at a chic friend’s home. Its rooms, impeccably designed by the owner, the architect Laura Juhen, …

36 Hours in Siena (New York Times)

In many ways Siena hasn’t changed much in 800 years. And that’s a good thing. The town’s gorgeous 13th-century main square, the Piazza del Campo, is still the city’s symbolic and physical heart. The twice-a-summer bareback horse race, Il Palio, is still the most anticipated event, and the contrade, or neighborhood associations, still inspire a …

Drawn to the Magnet of Chile’s Surf Coast (The New York Times)

I FOUND Pichilemu through a local’s tip. In planning an itinerary that would start in Santiago and end a couple of hours south in the wine country, I was looking for a low-key weekend spot near the two destinations where I could stop for a few days and recharge with my family. “Well, there is …

Italy’s Last Undiscovered Gem (Details Magazine)

Basilicata has romantic beaches, preserved-in-time villages, luscious cuisine, unforgettable wine and the hottest boutique hotel on the boot. Go there before everyone else does. SEE THE FULL STORY