My 7 Links: Selective Best of Roving Gastronome

by Zora O'Neill on July 28, 2011

Ah, blog tagging! I’d forgotten about such a thing, paddling way over here in my little Queens tidal pool. But the excellent Conner of Here Is Havana just reached out and tagged me for this 7 Links round-robin. (Here are her selected links–all pretty great reading if you’re curious about Cuba.) So hop into the […]


The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking

by Zora O'Neill on May 9, 2011

A couple of days ago, I peered into the shelf where we keep the sheets and towels, and something looked odd. I couldn’t put my finger on it. And then I realized: That light-blue duvet cover was folded properly! How could this have happened?! I searched back in my brain, back back back, till…last week, […]


Cancun Is the New Tulum

by Zora O'Neill on December 1, 2010

Finally, all in one place, with photos, my thoughts on why Cancun is not a place for smart travelers to flee, but a place for them to challenge their ideas of authenticity, and what it means to have fun: Cancun Is the New Tulum, in this month’s issue of Perceptive Travel. (And honestly, this has […]


Conned in Cairo, and a Mexico connection

by Zora O'Neill on November 19, 2010

I’m just back from Mexico and catching up on a lot. Happened to read this truly excellent essay at Perceptive Travel about getting conned in Cairo–and the surprising value in it. Cairo is really a test of travel skills–if you keep your guard up too much, you miss the good stuff. In this situation, I […]