4 Days in Portland, Maine: Lobster + local brews

Portland Head Lighthouse at Fort Williams Park There's a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. It's absolutely a world onto itself.Jamie Wyeth A trip full of beer, lobster, and epic New England views? Sign me up! When Steve and I were deciding on an anniversary trip in October, Maine seemed like the perfect four-day getaway. …

1.5 days in Paris: Boulangeries, pâtisseries, et fromageries

**I started this post before Nov. 13, when Paris was viciously attacked by ISIS. It's taken time to finish it. Coming back to it after the attacks has given me a new perspective on the city and appreciation for its people. Vous êtes belle, Paris. By day 10.5,  we'd been to London, Barcelona, and Florence. …

Airbnb review (aka Why aren’t you Airbnb’ing yet?)

Airbnb (<-- $25 off your first stay!) is, in my humble opinion, by far the greatest travel invention aside from maybe the airplane. Rather than stay in a stuffy hotel, you can stay in unique spaces and connect with people who actually live where you're traveling. You get the inside scoop, a less expensive abode, and …

8 tips to make air travel a little more tolerable

I'm siting in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport with a few hours to kill between flights and started thinking about ways to make air travel a little more tolerable. I don't travel frequently, but have a few tips to share: Buy internet before you're on the plane. I just learned this! Thirty minutes of gogo wireless …