I am Virginia, a traveler with a fondness for exploring unusual places and high standards for where I stay and what I eat once I’m there.
I have been on the move since I was a young child. By the time I was seven years old, I had lived in Uruguay, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and San Francisco.
As an adult, I have been driven by a restless desire to discover the world, never staying in one place long. Fresh out of college, I moved to Colombia for two years and have since ventured to countries as varied as Mozambique, the Republic of Georgia and Turkey. I am zealous in my research of the places I visit and diligently record my favorite travel finds to share with my readers and friends. I am interested as much in the history, politics and culture of a place, as I am in the practical aspects of tourism: where to stay and eat and what to do.
In my professional life, I have aimed to connect with people with fascinating stories, especially those from foreign countries. I am a licensed lawyer and have worked in immigration and criminal law in the U.S., as well as international judicial reform in Colombia and the Republic of Georgia. I am happiest when engaged in research, writing and interviewing.
When I’m not practicing law or writing about travel, I am roaming the streets with my camera, mastering the art of croissant baking or contemplating the softness of the late afternoon light during my favorite ritual of the day, teatime.