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Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

When it comes to culinary delights, Chicago has no shortage for hungry foodies. Perhaps most famously, the Windy City spawned America’s love for gooey deep-dish pizza and piled-high “Chicago Way” hot dogs that drip with electric-green relish and tangy yellow mustard (best enjoyed during a Cubs game at Wrigley Field).

Been There, Do This: Blue Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Been There, Do This: Blue Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

As a deeply spiritual nation, Thailand has no shortage of Buddhist temples. During my weeklong trip in the country, each temple proved more extravagant in design than the next. But the eye-catching beauty of these temples doesn’t come at the cost of humility.

Been There, Do This: Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris

Been There, Do This: Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris

I can actually pinpoint the start of my love affair with surrealist art. Like any great meet-cute, it began at a museum — Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou, the largest modern art museum in Europe. I was in the self-discovery years of college, flightily trying on interests and hobbies that often didn’t stick.

Been There, Do This: Negombo Fish Market in Sri Lanka

Been There, Do This: Negombo Fish Market in Sri Lanka

I had only been in Sri Lanka for an hour, but I was already experiencing sensory overload. Although the pungent smell of just-caught fish mixed with the taste of a salty-sea breeze had me resisting the urge to pinch my nose, my eyes widened, hungrily taking in the scene unfolding around me.