I got my first taste for travel and adventure at the tender age of six on a Venezuela-bound, Pan Am flight. There was an emergency landing in Rio, there was a hotel room courtesy of the airline, and the beginning of my passion for traveling.
Originally from Buenos Aires, I spent part of my adolecence in Boston and Amherst. I studied in the UK for a year and backpacked across Europe. Upon earning my BA in English Literature, I moved to Chicago and worked at the Tribune. Two Chicago winters and one summer were more than I could handle so I packed up again and moved to sunny LA where I embraced everything the SoCal lifestyle offered: the beach, the smoothies, the kale salads, and yoga. I worked as a digital producer at Sony Pictures, I produced events for the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), and then worked at various digital companies before the online bubble burst, all the while covering the music scene for various publications.
My first big break as a travel writer came when a Conde Nast Traveler editor gave me the chance to write about European music festivals for the magazine. With that credit under my belt, things started falling into place.
In 2007, I packed again and moved to the 49th parallel where I have lived ever since. I've written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Outside, Spin, Real Simple, Robb Report, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Gourmet, Afar, Virtuoso, Delta Sky, Hemispheres, National Geographic Traveler, BBC, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and various other publications. I have also written a number of travel guides for Fodor's, and a coffee table book for Taschen.