A Romantic Photo Tour of Paris

  Paris has that certain je ne sais quoi that sets it apart from other cities as it seems to have a veil of romance draped over its cobble stone streets. From the deep green stalls that dot the Left bank of the Seine–selling everything from tattered novels to postcards–to the colorful pastries on display at Laduree,… [Read More]

On assignment in Paris

A Guide to Landing Free Travel Perks

Welcome to the world of travel perks. As I navigate the world of travel writing, freelancing and travel blogging; I have officially crossed over into that funny realm where my bank account can afford me a hostel yet I’ll find myself staying at a gorgeous hotel and dining at a Michelin-star restaurants. So, how do I do it? From getting published to approaching brands, below I share my tips to landing travel perks of your own.

main courtyard at the Hotel Mazarin

Review: Hotel Mazarin in New Orleans

As part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection, the Hotel Mazarin is a true diamond of the French Quarter with its 102 brilliant, spacious rooms and European style courtyard. Located just half a block away from Bourbon Street, the Hotel Mazarin is a unique juxtaposition of serene accommodations set a short walk away from the frivolity of Bourbon Street’s bars.

the pin the map project

How to Travel the World with a Full Time Job

What started as an idea to travel the world, became a balancing act of walking the fine line between planning for the future and living in the present by finding ways to satisfy my love of travel while holding a full time job. This guide shares ways to travel the world with a 9-5 career and make the most of those measly vacation days.


The Reality of Living on One Dollar a Day

More than 1 billion people live on under $1 a day and more than 80% of our global population lives on under $10 a day. In the new documentary, Living on One Dollar, four college boys head to rural Guatemala to experience extreme poverty first hand.


6 Things to Consider Before Going Freelance

As my first month of being a full-time freelance writer draws to a close, there are key lessons about freelancing to keep in mind. For those dreaming of putting in that two week notice and sitting with a cappuccino and laptop at your local coffee shop, consider these things before making the decision to go freelance.

Pool and Courtyard at Hotel Le Marais in New orleans

Review: Hotel Le Marais in New Orleans

Nestled on Conti Street just a stone’s throw from Bourbon Street is the charming and chic Hotel Le Marais, as part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection. At the perfect intersection of being close enough to the action but quiet enough to offer serenity, the Hotel Le Marais is named after Le Marais–the historic district on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris.

Blog engagement

Blog Tips: Launching Your Own Travel Blog

Deciding to launch your own blog is an exciting endeavor where you have free range to create, say and share what you want with readers around the world. As the old saying goes, the first step of any journey is the hardest and when it comes to starting a blog it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin.