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Panorama: La Parada

August 14th, 2018

Thrilled to share the news that “La Parada,” my recently published essay in Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. It traces my 14-year relationship with my former NYC landlady, who was like family, and the stopover I had in San Miguel de Allende, which finally allowed me to grieve.

Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel’s Lost issue features many moving narratives about loss, but also illuminates the journey to being found. Be sure to check out the Streetview section, which I edited.

AFAR: Where to Escape the Summer Crowds in Croatia

June 5th, 2018

People are always asking me this question: Where can I escape from the summer crowds in Croatia? Here are some off-the-beaten-path recommendations, from my latest piece for AFAR:

AFAR, May 29, 2018: “Where to Escape the Summer Crowds in Croatia”

BBC Travel: The naughty meat dish served during Lent

February 13th, 2018

I sinned and made ‘little God-cheaters’ at a monastery in south-west Germany — for BBC Travel:

BBC Travel, February 2018: The naughty meat dish served during Lent

BBC Travel: Dalmatia’s fjaka state of mind

January 20th, 2018

I wrote about my travels in Dalmatia, the sublime state of fjaka, and my engagement to Jaidev Shergill in Dubrovnik for BBC Travel:

BBC Travel, January 2018: Dalmatia’s fjaka state of mind

Tea Therapy

January 13th, 2018

I discovered some incredible teas, including tumeric, dandelion root, mushroom and matcha. Find out more about their healing properties:

Organic Spa Magazine, January/February 2018: “TeaTherapy”/p. 19-21

New York Times: Bellecour

December 2nd, 2017

My debut in The New York Times, a moment I have been working towards for years. It was such a pleasure to write about an incredible restaurant in my home state of Minnesota:

New York Times, December 2, 2017: “In A Minneapolis Suburb, French Tradition, Cuisine and Charm”

Pag Cheese Chocolates

September 15th, 2017

Cheese and chocolate…two of my favorite things in life, married in this crafty confection from my favorite Croatian island, Pag. Check out the link below for the story–plus a recipe!

Culture Cheese Magazine, Autumn 2017: “Cheese Meets Chocolate…in Croatia”/p. 16-17

BBC Travel: Minnesota’s Northwest Angle

August 31st, 2017

Here’s my first piece about my home state of Minnesota, for BBC Travel. I met some pretty special people up north, in an orphaned piece of the state called the Northwest Angle. Here’s their story–and their home.

The US land lost in Canada

BBC Travel: Belgrade splavs

August 26th, 2017

Anchored on the banks of Belgrade’s rivers, around 300 rafts (called splavs or splavovi) lined the waterways – a mix of restaurants, bars and clubs. Each splav tends to have a distinctive personality, and finding the right fit is akin to selecting appropriate attire. There are fashion-forward splavs blasting international pop music, where you come to see and be seen and spend large. There are casual splavs that play Serbian folk music, designed for lazy drinks and river dips. There are hipster splavs with underground music for cool alternative folks. There’s something for everyone.

Read more of my article on BBC TRAVEL:
Belgrade’s floating river clubs

Rakija-Hopping Through Belgrade

August 4th, 2017

The novelist and painter Momčilo “Momo” Kapor, a longtime Belgrade resident, said it best: “In rakija is the essence of the Serbian being—first joy, then celebration of taste, then anger, compassion, the feeling that the world is good and that all those who drink it are friends.”

Check out my latest piece for Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

Rakija-Hopping Through Belgrade