Top 4 Wineries with Views in Sonoma County

The more I see of Sonoma County the more I fall in love. Working for Bottle Barn I’ve had the privilege of exploring more than I ever had before, and both the wines I taste and people I meet are outstanding. More surprisingly however has been the breathtaking landscapes. Sonoma County itself is pretty vast,…

Before Going Abroad for Months, Read This

A year ago around this time I was more than halfway through seven months abroad l and was losing it: a little bit of sanity, a couple of suitcase wheels, and any illusions I ever had that months of travel was easy. I was pretty broken on a plane at this point, but wanted to…

How to Travel More Sustainably in 2018

Unfortunately today, tourism is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the world. And as someone who likes to travel and travel a lot, one of my biggest goals for this year is to travel more sustainably. If you’ve ever been camping you may know the phrase leave nothing behind but footprints, and I…

12 Things I Can’t Fly Without

Compared to other people my age, I fly a lot. And since I’m gearing up now for another round of planes, trains, and buses, I figured I’d share my go-tos for both domestic and international travel. It’s not complicated, but for those who haven’t done much flying I hope it helps! And if you think…

The Kalindi Diaries

For my last week of this whirlwind Euro trip, I figured I could either visit a new city or take the week to relax and reset before returning to America. And after finding some great detox yoga retreats to choose from, the choice was easy. One week on an island getting fit, sipping juices and hanging…

Le Mess du Monaco

Three hotels, $700 and 2 hours of hiking with luggage later, we made it. The day started out so innocently on the beaches of Nice. Sallie and I had a nice afternoon sur le plage, made it to our train on time and had a smooth 15 minute ride to Monaco. But that’s where it…

Take Me Home German Roads

While we enjoyed the city of Cologne, some of the best moments of our trip happened just beyond it. Friday morning we rented a car and drove to the Ahr, a wine region built into the mountainsides whose winding roads and sweeping views blew us all away. We first stopped at Jean Stodden to try their…

When in Cologne

A two hour train ride from Amsterdam and we were in Cologne, Germany! Which was exciting not only because hello, new country, but since Gerrit’s from there it’s all I’d heard about for the past 5 months. So although we didn’t do much research we had a pretty good idea of what we were getting…

72 Hours in Amsterdam

Although excited to start my Euro trip, the trek from Australia to Amsterdam was a hell of a way to start. I don’t know if you know this but Australia is like really far from the rest of the world. For some reason I thought it would take less time to get to Europe than…