My sister and I spent a weekend doing what we do best: meandering through tiny towns looking for cherries and antiques, dipping our toes in mineral-rich waters, reading about dams and tribes and what was stolen, marveling at mesas and million-year-old rock, and of course,… Read More
As one of the city’s most beloved treasures — the Notre-Dame — goes up in flames today, I feel deep sorrow and immense gratitude for our experience walking these streets so peacefully just one week ago. A day wasn’t complete without a glimpse of that… Read More
Key learnings from our 5th annual Goren siblings camping trip: black bears eat 25,000 berries a day, our glaciers are melting, everything’s better in Canada.
Japan is an exquisite country, filled with kind people, impeccable order, and the best dashi broth and fatty tuna I’ve ever eaten. Everything is executed with the utmost attention and care. Each person we met felt like they had been waiting for us, ready to… Read More
Getting married on Orcas Island surrounded by the people we cherish most was indescribably magical. Lucky for us, that magic followed us across the Puget Sound as we hopped over to Lummi Island for a few days of relaxation and post-wedding bliss. Our days were… Read More
The changing of the season always takes me by surprise. Even though it happens each year, I am always struck by how it manages to creep in, quietly, doing its work in the night. Until one ordinary morning, it shows itself, as if sitting outside your window the… Read More
After six weeks of temples, motorbikes, sticky rice, tiny islands, night buses, and fish sauce — I find myself in a very different part of the world: Tuscany. I am currently a farm intern at Spannocchia, an agrotourism specializing in salumi, wine, and olive oil. Along with 7 other hard-working, food-loving… Read More
On our 16-hour train ride to Hoi An, we traded personal space and volume control for a three-tiered bunk bed and Korean soap operas. As two small Vietnamese children plopped themselves onto our beds to chat with their grandma at 7am, we couldn’t help but smile. After the long… Read More
Just when the 102 degree heat became unbearable, we made plans to get out of the city for a while. Without much thought, we knew we needed two things: breezy mountains and a body of water.
With our dried mangos, taro chips, and chocolate coconut cakes in hand, we said goodbye to the Land of Smiles and made our way to the airport for Hanoi. Our first morning, we braved the 100 degree heat and strolled through the Old Quarter, making… Read More