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Eating + Drinking + Riding in Austin

I’m literally exhausted from the most amazing, overwhelming, inspiring and delicious week in Austin. I traveled down to SXSW to spent time cooking, riding and exploring with the good people of SRAM on their Open The Road tour, and let me tell you, even…

March 17, 2017

Eating in Los Angeles

A few of my favorite places to eat + enjoy healthy, creative cuisine in Los Angeles. …

February 21, 2017

Pictures + Places: The Italian Dolomites

How can I even begin telling you about the week that I’ve just had? We were cycling up Passo Gardena on Monday morning when I heard something….strange. It wasn’t a mechanical click, the kind that indicates your bicycle chain is skipping, or your shifting is…

July 12, 2015

Pictures + Places: The San Francisco Bay

I’ve said it before; we didn’t live in the Bay Area long, but it was long enough for that place + the people there to imprint me. It’s a place I imagine returning to, always for just that reason. I’ve been lucky to get…

May 5, 2015

Pictures + Places: Montana

As we were waiting for snow early one morning outside of Big Sky, I sat at the tremendous log farm table in the kitchen, looking out over the meadow, and flipping through my history of this place…mostly on the pages of this little space. We had…

February 27, 2015

36 Hours in Rome

I remember it as if it was yesterday – my first visit to Rome. I landed there with my mother, fresh off of whirlwind tour of Paris with just two days to spare en route to Florence, Venice and to the then-relatively known, industrial Italian city…

September 2, 2014

The Best Bakeries in Chinatown

Maybe one of the best things about moving away from San Francisco has been the opportunity to become a visitor there again, with license and plenty of background knowledge. Work – and play – have already taken me back several times in the 10 months…

April 25, 2014

Biking Big in Boulder

  “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high…

March 28, 2014

Portland’s Best Pain au Chocolat

I’m not even sure how this plot came to be, but I do know that once we had conceived the idea to hunt down THE best pain au chocolat in Portland, it became an undeniable mission. It wasn’t that easy for us to find…

December 15, 2013

10 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

This week, a friend asked  me “why Istanbul, again?”  Her question was valid for, unlike so many of the other trips we take, this one didn’t involve cycling epic distances or elevations, running over mountains, surfing, skiing…we went to try something new. To eat.…

November 5, 2013