My Year In Cities: 2011

Posted on January 1, 2012 Under Travel

Image via Visual Complexity (not my actual flights)... A good tradition, looking back before I look forward. Where did you go in 2011? * indicates cities visited multiple times on non-consecutive days. Vancouver, Canada* Whistler, Canada Sydney, Australia* Melbourne, Australia…

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Posted on November 23, 2011 Under Life, Travel

I'm the latest contributor at where for only $25 you can subscribe to receive wonderful things from me every quarter. Things to improve your travel experiences, inspire your travel life, and celebrate the world. It will be awesome. Promise.…

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Gion Hatanaka: Kyoto, Japan

Posted on November 13, 2011 Under Travel

Situated in the wonderful Gion District of Kyoto, Gion Hatanaka is easily one of the best city Ryokan experiences I've had in all of Japan. To begin, Gion is a magical part of Kyoto– the setting of the novel Memoirs…

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Yama No Chaya: Hakone, Japan

Posted on November 6, 2011 Under Travel

Anyone that knows me knows one of my favorite places in Japan is Hakone, the mountainous hot spring town outside of Tokyo. It's hard to explain why it's so special because on paper it just looks like a total tourist…

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Next Stop: Kuala Lumpur

Posted on October 12, 2011 Under Travel

I made a last minute change of plans in Dubai and I'm hopping over to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow for two days, on my way to Jakarta. As always I'm looking to meet entrepreneurs, artists, designers. Helpful tips welcome!

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September and October Travel

Posted on September 29, 2011 Under Life, Travel

I'm back in the USA for a few days after an incredible time in China and Japan.  I'm here for about a week before I head off again to Abu Dhabi, Oman, Japan, and then South Africa and Mozambique.  I…

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Nest: Shanghai

Posted on September 16, 2011 Under Travel

Is there sustainable design in Shanghai? I didn't think I'd find any, but I stumbled upon a fantastic place. Nest Shanghai is a 'design with a conscience' brand concept. Nest where the sum is greater than its parts: Nest is…

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Hotel Villa San Michele: Florence, Italy

Posted on September 6, 2011 Under Travel

I never thought I'd like living in a 16th Century monastery until I visited Florence. In fact, if I had it my way, I would have moved into Hotel Villa San Michele for the whole summer. I pulled up in…

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Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Tokyo, Kyoto

Posted on September 3, 2011 Under Travel

My bags are packed and I'm heading out tomorrow night for a few weeks in Shanghai, Beijing and Dalian, followed by Japan where I'll be in Tokyo and Kyoto. Tips welcome as always, and pictures (and other finds) will be…

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Ithaa Undersa Restaurant: The Maldives

Posted on July 18, 2011 Under Travel

On my most recent trip to the Dubai I had some extra time for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of travel life and headed straight south to experience the magic that is the Maldives. I had the distinct…

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