Guatape, Colombia: A Day Trip of Soaring Heights and Boundless Color

2015-03-08 10.15.57After asking around Medellin for the top places to see in the area, I was told on repeat, “visit Guatape.” Roughly a two hour drive away, Guatape is the home to El Peñol Stone, or “The Rock of Guatape.” Visitors can climb 740 steps that are thoughtfully marked along the way, and are rewarded with panoramic views of the lush lake region below once they reach the top. Continue reading

Cartagena’s Colorful Walled City

CartagenaAfter a particularly chilly winter in New York, I needed some sunshine and color in my life. So I left for a week long trip to Colombia, starting with the colorful, sun soaked streets of Cartagena’s walled city. Each building was painted a brighter hue than the last, and I felt my spirits lift with every step. The sun poured down, casting a brilliant sheen to each moment, turning the overhanging boughs of flowers into shimmering awnings of perfume.  Continue reading

Triple Cheese Fondue at La Caleche in Chamonix, France

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La Calèche in Chamonix is an alpine haven full of wooden sleds, cozy knickknacks, and traditional French comfort food. Of particular note is their fondue, bringing friends and families together with its masterfully layered flavor and satisfying warmth. If you’re not able to head to Chamonix this season, recreate this local dish at home.  Continue reading

Chamonix, France

2014-12-08 05.57.34Winter in Chamonix is like a page out of a storybook. Perfectly imperfect snow topped peaks rise from every angle around the chalet town, and pops of bright, cherry red can be glimpsed aboard the Montenevers train, towards the iconic mer de glace. Warm drinks, fondue fromage, and a steam are the perfect evening accoutrements to a full day of glacier scouting and off-piste skiing. For more detail on what to do in Chamonix, read my picks hereContinue reading