All posts by Anne Roderique-Jones

Anne Roderique-Jones is New York City-based freelance writer and editor that covers travel, food, and lifestyle topics in print and online. Among her favorite places to travel include Japan, Vietnam, India, and Italy. She’s written for USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, Yahoo! Travel, The Daily Beast, and DuJour among other publications.
Rooftop Pools in NYC

If you live in New York City, or are just visiting, you’re probably aware that non-public, non-crowded, non-child-filled swimming pools are a hot commodity here. But did you know that many of the city’s hottest hotels offer day passes? (Lucky you if your hotel has one, or your apartment... Read More

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Reasons to Visit Nevada That Isn't Vegas

Sure, Las Vegas has a ton of celebrity-owned restaurants, and a renowned bar scene. But, there’s an entirely different culinary world beyond the glitter and glam of the Vegas strip – most of it rich with Nevada’s authentic food culture. So if you’re already planning a trip to Sin City... Read More

The Best Places to Try Brown Booze

Do you know the difference between whiskey, bourbon, scotch, and rye? It can be confusing, especially since all bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbons, and all scotch is whiskey, but not all whiskey is scotch. (Think of it like bubbly. All champagne is sparkling wine, but... Read More

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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Confession: I’m kind of obsessed with waterfalls. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a landlocked area of the Ozarks with no access to anything remotely resembling such exoticness, or maybe it’s just because they’re incredible to look at! Whatever the reason, on a recent trip to Costa Rica, I... Read More

The Best Restaurants in London

The last time I was in London, I was a sophomore in college; the food scene was known to be less-than-stellar and my budget was non-existent. This time around, thing were looking up. While I’m no Rockefeller, I had a little change in my pocket and the food in... Read More

London Gin 101

Gin: A spirit of the past is now the hottest ingredient in cocktail creations. In fact, here in New York City, there are cocktail dens exclusively peddling this fine booze, with house-made tonic taps and gin-centric speakeasies. I wanted to dig deeper into this fresh-tasting spirit, and had the pleasure... Read More

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View 180 Enchantment

Sedona may not come to mind when you think of great food cities. It’s not Paris, New Orleans, or New York City, but there are the beginnings of a food scene here and enough great dining options to fill your vacation. Here are three of my favorites: ... Read More

Best Eats in St. Pete Beach

St. Petersburg, Florida (or St. Pete Beach) is chock-full of casual eateries and bars that cater to fun-loving beach bums and frozen beverage aficionados. But beware of less-than-local seafood and often underwhelming bites. Here are three of my favorites in the area that serve good grub in a stellar... Read More

NYC Speakeasies

New York City is home to some of the finest speakeasies – secret haunts that serve up carefully crafted cocktails in a ultra-cool locales. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites, along with their signature spring sips. Can’t slip away to these stealthy sites? I’m also including their recipes... Read More

Places to Drink in Austin

I’m not going to talk about barbecue and Tex-Mex here. When I began planning my trip to Austin, I made the mistake of opening that can of worms after I posted a thread on a foodie forum to ask about the best BBQ and Tex-Mex in town. Apparently, those are... Read More

Where to Eat in LA

The pretty people have to eat too, right? The beautiful city of Los Angeles is full of (surprising) foodie favorites. Turns out, it’s not all tofu and veggie burgers, my friends. On a recent trip, I found a few must-dine at spots in the city of angels. Here’s where... Read More

How to Pack Carry-Ons

I admit that I’m pretty particular when it comes to packing for a trip. I have my trusty roller bag that’s perfectly packed with my trip essentials. (I never check luggage – even for month-long trips.) And, I have my carry-on. This is where I keep the necessities for the... Read More

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Best Restaurants in Baltimore

In a city more known for its picturesque harbor, baseball park, and greatest television series known to mankind (yes, I’m still mourning The Wire), Baltimore also deserves a nod for its culinary hot spots that go far beyond the crabs. Here’s the deal: Most visitors’ stay in the Inner... Read More

Restaurants in Charleston

Charleston is not all about fancy plantation homes and spooky ghost tours, y’all. This city is serious when it comes to food and has earned cult status as a culinary destination for foodies. It would take weeks to chow your way though this charming destination, but here are three... Read More

Best Ballpark Food

It’s almost baseball season and, I, for one, am less excited about the actual nine innings than I am about drinking beer and eating ballpark food on a warm, spring day. Hot dogs are great, but we’ve been there, done that. From cheese curds to crab sandwiches, here are... Read More