A Postcard from Bordeaux

Today marks one month since moving to the lovable French city of Bordeaux. While I have since settled into a daily rhythm filled with school and work, it still seems impossible to quit the feeling that I am on a holiday. How could I with weekend hiking trips in the countryside, day trips to the…

The Bordeaux of Spain: La Rioja

Spain is a country that will never get old no matter how many times I travel to it. Having lived in its vibrant southern city of Sevilla some years ago, it is a country that I will forever hold dear in my heart. During my recent return, I was led to a rediscovery of what…

Road Trip to Rocamadour

I have just returned from an impromptu weekend retreat in the French countryside. Myself along with 3 foreign girls packed into a coupé early Saturday morning with no plans aside from a hotel reservation at a 17th century manor home. We were bound for the medieval village of Rocamadour, located in Central France’s Dordogne region….

Napa Weekend Escape

My wine travels around the world are off to a strong start. I have recently returned from the world-renowned Napa Valley of Northern California. Known for its dazzling cabernet sauvignons, French-like chateaus, and historic beginnings, Napa has become a truly special place. Just 50 miles north of San Francisco, lies this wonderfully diverse region flanked…