The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen #PhippsHoliday

The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen #PhippsHoliday

An unlikely pre-game activity warmed us up in all kinds of ways Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Led by our gallant host, we left the loud, brash world of football behind for a little while and took in the Phipps Winter Flower Show at the Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens. The contrast could not have been more profound. [...]

Why I applied to be the @NYTimes #52PlacesToGo #Travel Reporter

Why I applied to be the @NYTimes #52PlacesToGo #Travel Reporter

I love everything about traveling, except the laundry. I once trekked through five airports in one day (though my luggage did not) and I still left the last one smiling. The whoosh of takeoff always gives me a thrill and those thick-paned plane windows yield some of my favorite views -- the sunrise's slow stretch, [...]