Articles by Alison

The Gourmet’s Guide to Backpacking: The Best Food for Camping

I just got back from a four-day backpacking adventure through the wilds of Yosemite. This was my first backpacking trip —... more

Discover Florida’s Emerald Coast

I just got back from a weeklong visit to my hometown. You're probably conjuring up idyllic scenes of Main Street, U.S.A.,... more

How to Pack for a Hiking/Camping Vacation: Outdoor Vacation Deals

All I can think about at the moment is packing for my next big trip. I'm headed to a formal awards gala in Las Vegas (read:... more

Top 4 Coffee Houses in San Francisco

When you live in San Francisco, one of the funniest sights is double-decker buses full of tourists shivering in their... more

Best Cheap Eats in New York City

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple can be pricey, but an easy way to keep costs down and taste the real flavor of New York... more

The Best Rock Climbing in America

Nothing inspires your next vacation quite like taking up a new hobby. Cooking? Off to France you go! Star gazing? Maybe a... more

Easter Markets in Central Europe

This Sunday marks my least favorite day of the year: Daylight Saving Time. Losing a precious hour of shut-eye is painful,... more

10 Don’t-Miss National Parks

When I tell people that my goal is to cross two new national parks off my list this year, they usually begin recommending... more

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