Can you remember that time that you had the perfect sandwich? It could have been purposefully ordered with anticipation at a fancy rooftop restaurant in Paris or stumbled on at a truck stop during a road trip through the middle of Texas. The point is, once tasted, the perfect sandwich must be tasted again. For …

During my recent trip to Chiang Dao, “City of Stars,” I climbed 500 stairs every morning to reach a mountaintop Temple in a remote reach of Northern Thailand. As I loped up the wide, meandering stairs lined with motivational messages on either side, I recalled a set of stairs in another remote part of the …

I didn’t think that learning to ride a bike again would ever be an option for me. I mean, How is it possible that, at the age of 37, I didn’t know how to ride a bike in the first place? I’ll get right to it: I grew up cross-eyed. Yep, until I was 16 …

This story isn’t about Vienna. As much as I loved the city, it was a backdrop for me. A place that my late partner loved; the place where I chose to spend what would have been our one-year anniversary had cancer not ended our love story too soon. But it is a story that is …

This self-guided walking tour of Budapest was designed by my partner. I walked in his footsteps just months after he died. It’s a beautiful tour and I highly recommend walking in his footsteps as I did. When Jeff was 39, he took a trip with his family to Europe. It would turn out to be …

When my best friend says she needs a weekend away, I immediately pack my bags. It’s not often that Marlena can get enough time away from work to do laundry let alone travel, so it was understandable that – on this rare getaway weekend – she just wanted to do nothing. That meant no planning …