CohaneTravels: Traveling with Kids

5 Tips for smooth traveling and why it’s worth the flight!       On a recent flight from Marrakech to Rome there was a two-year-old in the row in front of us, a two-year-old behind. Our three-year-old was at home and so I felt grateful that our row was adults-only. But the amazing thing …

CohaneTravels: Five Musts in Marrakech

Morocco has been on my wish list for years but never got there until this past weekend for a dear friend’s birthday bash. It was an outstanding trip and I raced around trying to cram in the highlights in three days. Here are my five musts: Riad El Fenn With no disrespect to the grand dames …

CohaneTravels: Reinventing the Monastic Life

Recently I checked out a new spot in Umbria called Eremito http://www.eremito.com/. Looking at the website it was a bit hard to exactly know the hotel’s niche, as the prose was, well, conceptual: “This is where Eremito, in its ‘laity’ wants to let the guest rediscover a luxury which comes from days gone, the almost forgotten …

In Bangkok, Chefs Look Beyond Thailand (The New York Times)

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Bangkok’s renowned local food scene established the city long ago as one of the most exciting, well-priced and diverse culinary capitals in Southeast Asia. These days some heavyweight chefs, both foreign and homegrown, have gone from showcasing a more highbrow take on Thai classics to looking at other, more far-flung menus for inspiration. (Bangkok’s Gaggan …

Surfing and Serenity on a Remote Philippine Island (The New York Times)

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We sat facing a weathered wood pagoda set in an emerald sea, the perfect swimming distance from a private beach lined with crooked coconut trees. Grilled mahi-mahi that arrived via a banca, a Filipino fishing boat, just an hour earlier was seasoned with calamansi (a citrus fruit native to the Philippines) and served with grilled …

Globetrotter Column for Brazil Vogue

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Red Hot In Rio (7×7 Magazine)

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With the 2104 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics looming, Rio de Janeiro is poised to become Brazil’s cultural Mecca, proving that there is more to this city than sand and sex appeal… 7x7_READ FULL STORY

THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN: VERNAZZA, ITALY (Architectual Digest)

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  The ancient Cinque Terre gem rebuilds gracefully When massive landslides hit Italy’s Ligurian coast 18 months ago, damage to the medieval town of Vernazza was devastating, its stone streets, centuries-old landmarks, and picturesque waterfront left buried in mud. But in the disaster’s aftermath, this jewel of the Cinque Terre—a group of five villages designated …

Italian For Beginners: The Story Of La Bandita (Marie Claire)

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What happens when you leave big-city life to open a hotel in a picture-postcard village in Tuscany? You open another one.   2000, we were a typical New York media couple. I worked as a travel editor, always on the hunt for the next hot destination, while my future husband, John, a record label executive, …

A New Crop of Hotels in South America’s Wine Countries (Conde Nast Traveler)

For more than a decade, South American winemakers have been striving to put their bottles on a par with those from Napa or France. As we all know, they’ve made great strides—Argentinean wines climbed Wine Spectator’s Top 100 lists in recent years—so what more do they require? New hotels. READ FULL STORY AND ALL MY PICKS