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

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 Tha...

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Finding Gems on the Tuscan Coast (The New York Times)

  At dusk I jogged along a sandy road in a secluded nature reserve outside Bolgheri in western Tuscany. A family of bristly boars came charging out of the underbrush with their tails upright and momentarily froze with a wary glare before rambling away. I saw a couple...

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

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 citru...

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

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 citru...

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36 Hours in Verona, Italy (The New York Times)

Compact and easy to navigate, Verona remains one of Italy’s most underrated cities despite its picturesque center of cobblestone streets lined with medieval pink-hued buildings, well-preserved Roman sites and dozens of churches. A short hop from major hubs like Milan and ...

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Globetrotter Column for Brazil Vogue

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Red Hot In Rio (7×7 Magazine)

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

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THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN: VERNAZZA, ITALY (Architectual Digest)

  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. Bu...

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THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN: VERNAZZA, ITALY (Architectual Digest)

  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. Bu...

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

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, ...