All posts by Annie Shustrin

Annie Shustrin is a Brooklyn-based travel journalist originally from Northern California. She's been featured in publications like American Way,,,, and In addition to writing for her travel blog,, she holds an advanced degree from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. In 2010, she took a year-long, round-the-world honeymoon that took her to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, the rice paddies of Bali, and the Routeburn Track in New Zealand.

We recently told you about how to take an Iceland road trip in any season, but now we’d like you to consider taking one in winter. It may seem like the wrong time for a road trip in Iceland, but it’s arguably one of the best times to experience... Read More

rio grande sevilla

Tapas are an institution in Seville. Sitting down for a big meal at lunch or dinnertime is foregone for the chance to hop from bar to bar, sampling different dishes and drinks. It’s an informal affair — you’ll most likely eat standing up or perched at a small table... Read More 2

If you’re headed to New Orleans, do yourself a favor and don’t spend all your time in the French Quarter. Just across Route 90 and down the famous St. Charles Avenue, the uptown neighborhood offers parks, stunning architecture, and river views as well as some of the city’s best... Read More

Temple, Sri Lanka

Once known as Ceylon, the island nation of Sri Lanka off the southern coast of India is still finding its tourism balance as it rebuilds from the devastation of the 2004 tsunami and years of political unrest. As such, Sri Lanka doesn’t see nearly as many visitors as... Read More

What to Do & Where to Stay in St. John on a Budget

If sparkling turquoise waters and lush emerald landscapes are your idea of an idyllic Caribbean escape, then St. John is your ultimate paradise. This droplet of white sand and thick forest in the U.S. Virgin Islands is home to both Virgin Islands National Park as well as some of... Read More