Additional Articles/Posts by mariesworld

  • 5 Bites of Los Cabos, Mexico
    When the world’s most powerful leaders met to hammer out the globe's financial woes at the G-20 summit in Los Cabos in June, we imagine they had a bite or two to keep the brainpower flowing. In this beachy Mexican city, there are plenty of...

  • 5 Bites of the Hamptons
    The Hamptons, once just a string of beautiful and desolate beach towns, has become synonymous with chic personalities, exclusive dinner parties, and see-and-be-seen socializing. Though each hamlet of the Hamptons has grown with each passing season, one...

  • The Ultimate Disney Dining Guide
    There are few better places on Earth than Disney World. Disney experiences of carousing with Mickey and Minnie, flying through fantasylands inhabited by pirates and princesses, and trotting the globe in a single day are hard to trump. But when it comes to...

  • Australia’s Best Surf Spots' Eats
    Got the winter blues? Make like the birds and head south. Basking in the joys of Indian summer, the Southern Hemisphere is enjoying that perfect time of year when the day still glows from a strong sun and night turns brisk under the watch of the moon....

  • Tips for a Caribbean Getaway on a Budget
    The calm turquoise waters and expansive, white beaches of the Caribbean often capture our imaginations like few other spots around the globe, but it is not the first region that comes to mind when planning a budget getaway. But that’s a...

  • Latin America on a Shoestring Budget
    Most seasoned travelers know that Central America is one of the best regions in the world for budget finds. It’s also now attracting more and more visitors from the States and beyond than ever before. From Mexico down to Panama, wallet-friendly...

  • Ultimate Weekend Guide to Park City
    Park City, Utah is chock-full of frolicking celebrities and shearling-clad shutterbugs on standby every year around this time. From Jan. 19–29, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off the 2012 season with a roster of new films and plenty of A-list...

  • Best Mountain-Side Eats for Ski Season
    The onset of ski season evokes images of wood-burning fireplaces, bubbling Jacuzzis, puffy parkas, and plaid woolen blankets strewn loosely over clubby chalet couches. Die-hard boarders and casual bunny slopers eagerly anticipate opening day runs in...

  • Discovering Taiwan’s Best Eats
    This year, Taiwan’s centennial thrust the large island off the southeast coast of China back into the spotlight. Better known for its rocky political history — Taiwan occupies 99 percent of the land affiliated with Chiang Kai-shek’s...

  • Tuscany to Lazio: 5 Top Cooking Experiences in Italy
    Italy is a land rich in history and lush in landscape. It’s a place of varied topography — mountains, valleys, coastal towns, and islands — that produces some of the most beloved cuisine on the planet. Whether it’s Neapolitan pizza...

  • Where to Eat During Montreal's Jazz Fest
    Jazz Fest is here! Montreal’s Jazz Fest, that is. Each summer, in Quebec’s largest city, thousands of music aficionados spend days under a bright sun grooving and swerving to the scats of modern jazz. Inaugurated in 1980 by the late, great Ray...

  • Word of Mouth: Marie Elena Martinez' Best of New York
    Marie Elena Martinez is a native New Yorker and works as a freelance travel and food writer for such outlets as the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, Men's Fitness, Women's Adventure, and Newsday. Her penchant...

  • The Bounty of Puerto Rico’s Lesser Known Beaches
    Puerto Rico, one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean, is a quick 3.5-hour flight from the United States. While visitors religiously head off to Puerto Rico for an easy escape year-round, summer is the perfect time to experience the sun and sand...