I’m an 80s baby, but when I walked into the lobby of #hotelfriends in Downtown Düsseldorf I felt transported back to the 1970s. My eyes were wide as I took in the cool, quirky, colorful decorations so unlike the ‘all business’ exterior of this hotel near the Düsseldorf train station. At check-in, I was given […]
Hey foodie friends! I’m going to let you in on a little secret. If you’re into good food, interesting history and having fun (and who doesn’t want all those things?), you better add Düsseldorf to your list of cities to visit now! As someone with a major sweet tooth, I often spend my time in German cities […]
Hooray! You’ve decided to book a trip to Morocco! You’ve seen the Instagrammers posing with colorful pottery in chaotic-yet-charming souks and atop camels in the desert. You want to live the full One Thousand and One Nights experience… but you only have two weeks. I’m here to help and you ain’t never had a friend […]
In Arabic, the word marhaba means welcome. And that’s exactly what I felt in Rabat at Riad Marhaba. Upon entering the riad, I felt transported to a place and time when quality and luxury reigned. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything through these links, I may earn a small commission, without any […]
When I think about Morocco, the flavorful tagines, spiced olives, and juicy fruit prick my tastebuds as I dream of the country I’ve grown to love. However, warnings of street food have left me with a hole in my experience, never getting a chance to savor flavors as a true Moroccan during my two weeks […]
Marrakech is a city of unparalleled sights, sounds and smells. Described as a Marmite city, it’s a love it or hate it kind of place. There is no middle ground with this colorful, aromatic city, punctuated with haggling in Arabic and the call to prayer broadcast from the minarets of mosques all around the Medina. […]
Brighton is a colorful, quirky seaside resort town just an hour train ride away from London. On a recent day trip, I made it my goal to consume as many desserts in Brighton as possible. With all the desserts I ate, I could have buzzed back to London on sugar power alone… but alas, the […]
From old favorites to the newest releases, here are the 18 best books of 2018. Check out one of these for your next vacation read!