one week in gozo // postcards from malta

I’ve been sitting on my pictures from our early summer trip to Malta for a while now. Every time I try to cobble together a post, I realize… we didn’t really do much. But this gem of the Mediterranean is well worth your time, so imma prove it with a little round-up of digital postcards from Malta. Sure, I could bore you with riveting recaps detailing all the pool lounging and island driving we did. But instead of telling you, I’ll show you. We spent the entire time on Malta’s smaller island of Gozo. This tiny island is known for its natural beauty and beaches, which are apparently better than those on Malta’s main island.…

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36 hours in stockholm (and then some more)

A few weeks ago, Margot and I jetted off for what was meant to be a quick, 36 hours in Stockholm. We were traveling with our Geneva-based friend & auntie, Amy — of Friendsgiving fame — who was there on a business trip. Margot LOVES crashing business trips so, naturally, a mid-week girls’ trip was born. If you follow us on Instagram or Twitter then you already know that we hit some bumps getting home from this intended quick trip. I promise to get to that later, but first, the good news: I love Stockholm. We had the perfect combo of amazing weather, food, and shopping, and it confirmed my theory. Scandinavia is, hands down,…

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in a new york minute // an instagram guide to nyc

There’s no disputing it: social media — and Instagram in particular — is a blessing and a curse. We love it and we hate it and we love to love and hate it. While we could do without the spammy comments (“LoVe ThIs! Come follow me!”), follows from bots like @GetMoreFolowers558737, or, worst of all, the constant follows AND unfollows from engagement-starved bloggers, there’s still a lot to love. As travelers, Instagram is one of our top sources of wanderlust and inspiration. While Instagram is extra handy for researching new destinations, we’ve also recently found a new use. Lately, we’ve been pouring over photos from some of our favorite cities when we’re missing them most.…

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weekend warriors // an introduction to berlin

In March, 44 days after Trump was sworn-in as president, we took a long weekend trip to Berlin. These might seem unrelated, but, I assure you, they’re not. On this particular weekend, visiting the former seat of the Third Reich and home to another paranoid fascist felt fitting. We arrived on the same day he accused Obama (over Twitter, of course) of wiretapping his phones. Two days later, he signed a new executive order. This time, he was reinstating the travel ban and suspending the refugee program in the US. Despite the fact that this was my first visit, and in light of everything stateside, I shied away from visiting the city’s most famous sites.…

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style spotter // down under

As you may recall, it’s the time of year where we’re in full travel-planning mode, mapping out the rest of our year. It would seem we have our August plans sorted, though not Palm Springs, as we were recently considering! Oooh ahh mystery, stay tuned. Now, however, we have a new conundrum on the table: where oh where should we gather for our annual Friendsgiving feast? We recently realized that this year, we might be able to take a full week off for our favorite holiday! Should things fall together the way we’re hoping, we’re also thinking this is the year to go ALL. OUT. We’re talking long-haul flights for everyone and, seeing as we’ve…

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