This is my selfish place.
I created this place for purely selfish reasons (and with the gentle push of my incredibly supportive husband, Elliott). Time and time again, I am asked for my recommendations for places to stay, eat, or explore in countries or cities that I go. Luckily after ever trip I take, I diligently (or freakishly?) write up my favorite things; dislikes, tips, tricks, addresses, menu items, you name it. So time and time again after a “Give me a list of things to do in (insert city/country name here)!” request, I would dig up my responses in some crappily organized gmail drafts folder, cobble something together and send it off.
By Salvation Mountain–50 miles north of the Mexican Border
Sometimes the formatting would be a mess.
Sometimes something would be spelled wrong.
Sometimes I would send a recap I wrote when I was a 20-something-year-old meant for my best friend, to someone I didn’t know very well telling them where the best place to get acid in South America was.
Selfishness kicked in. Instead of re-writing and re-editing something every time, I wanted to be able to send people a link- with the best of the best, some photos, and my POV- all in one place.
This is a collection of those lists that I’ve written throughout the years, consolidated in one place.
I’m not a professional. I just like to travel, eat, and drink. I know what I like, I know what I don’t like. I’ve got opinions, and I know what things don’t make me mad. So here you go.
Enjoy (or don’t!).