Inspired by history, books, quotes, movies, and other travelers’ experiences, Sicily has been on my bucket list for the longest time. This lovely island caters to any traveler’s desires from its astounding seaside to its medieval villages perched atop a hilltop. Unsure of where we wanted to spend most of our time, we allowed the sights of this beautiful island to guide our 8-day adventure.Read more
EATING OUT IN FLORENCE | SCRUMPTIOUS PISTACCHIO AND RICOTTA CANNOLI FROM DON NINO.
Located on the right-hand corner of Via Ricasoli at the Piazza del Duomo Don Nino has become one of my favorite pit stops on cheat days. I can’t get enough of their scrumptious pistachio and ricotta cannoli.
Don Nino – Piazza del Duomo 10, 50122 Firenze
KENYA | ANDAVELO HOUSE, LAMU.
I fell in love with every corner and tasteful detail in Andavelo House. An exquisitely renovated and restored Swahili style house in the heart of Lamu town.
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | LA CRÊPERIE, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI.
Salcedo Village is flourishing in the food scene with its varied lineup of coffee shops, bars, and cute little hole-in-the wall eateries. La Crêperie is yet another addition to one of my favorite places to eat in the neighborhood.
ITALY | PORTO SANTO STEFANO AND PORTO ERCOLE IN MONTE ARGENTARIO, TUSCANY.
ARGENTARIO OSA VILLAGE
This summer, the boys and I spent a splendid week at Argentario Osa Village in Talamone. We couldn’t have chosen a better base from where to explore Monte Argentario and its neighboring towns.
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF CRAVING PERUVIAN, “AROS CON MARISCOS” IN MANILA.
SAMBA Peruvian Restaurant is one of my favorite upscale restaurants in Manila. Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray and his team know how to delight visitors and keep them coming back by keeping the tantalizing flavors of Peru alive in their dishes.
One of my favorite dishes at SAMBA is Aros con Mariscos. This whole grain rice dish loaded with Seafood is colorful and scrumptious. Read more
LA TERRAZZA ITALIAN RESTAURANT LOUNGE AND ART GALLERY, NAIROBI, KENYA.
La Terrazza Restaurant, located on the fourth floor of Greenhouse Mall, Ngong Road, Nairobi, has an art gallery on the ground floor and a bar and terrace restaurant with a view on the top floor.
COFFEE AND BAGELS COFFEE SHOP, LENANA ROAD, NAIROBI.
If you are looking to get both an Instagram-worthy picture and a great cup of coffee, Coffee and Bagels is the place to go. Read more
PHILIPPINES | CHRISTMAS AT BOHOL BEACH CLUB IN PANGLAO, BOHOL.
Alexandra Stoddard once said, “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go”. That is exactly what happened to me with Panglao, an island in the north Bohol Sea. Read more
EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES | WE CONSIDER CARTEL DELI’S THE BEST AFFOGATO AL CAFE IN METRO MANILA.
”Affogato”, an Italian word that basically means ”drowned” is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla or fior di latte gelato or ice cream topped or “drowned” with a shot of hot espresso. Read more