Skiing the French Alps

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Skiing the French Alps has been on the bucket list for as long as I can remember. So this past January, when I was invited by Club Med Val Thorens to experience the region, I jumped on the opportunity. From the Lyons Airport in France, I joined a group of journalists on a long, beautiful drive into Les 3 Vallées (The Three Valleys). …

Paraty Brasil Visuals

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Paraty is one of my favorite places in all of Brazil. Just a few hour bus ride from Rio de Janeiro, its the perfect combination of rich history and natural beauty. The Cobblestone streets and white-washed buildings are surrounded by turquoise water and lush green mountains. And the best way to experience the area on a first morning in town, …

Ireland Road Trip

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Sometimes you just have to say “let’s have a random adventure.” After a travel conference in London this past November, I had a few days to spare before I needed to catch a flight back to New York. With that time, I could have easily stayed put and wandered around London, but that relentless voice inside my head conjured up other plans. …

Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Guide

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From the dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches, to the heart pounding dance music and never ending street parties, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most alluring and exciting places I’ve ever experienced. You’ve seen images of Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, but there’s another side to the Marvelous City that’s not to be missed. The lifeblood of Rio is its …

Istanbul Nightlife Guide

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Istanbul is a mega metropolis with a notorious nightlife scene. With literally hundreds of nightly options, from happy hours to after hours, deciding on where to enjoy your Efes and Rakı can be overwhelming. Thanks to the help of local friends, I was able to experience some of the most popular bars and nightclubs while living in Istanbul (as highlighted …