Six Degrees Society City Guides: Lima, Peru

Also known as the Garden City, Lima represents coastal Peruvian life at its absolute best. We concluded our journey to Peru with a few days in Lima, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this modern city and having an incredible culinary experience there. Note that the city is expansive and thus not walkable, so choose a neighborhood and explore that area by foot, whether it’s seaside Miraflores, artsy Barranco, or the old, historical city center. Read on for all of the details for what to do, where to sleep, and what to eat in Lima, Peru.

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Palm Springs, California

Like an oasis in the middle of the California desert, Palm Springs is a refuge for all arbiters of style. One could make a long weekend just out of exploring the hotels in the area, which showcase an incredible fusion of kitsch, high design, and everything in between. Take a road trip out from LA (In-N-Out rest stop optional) and park yourself in this design mecca for a long desert weekend.

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Austin

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Austin

I had the pleasure of visiting Austin in mid-October for good friend's wedding and instead of getting in and out for the wedding. My friend Carolyn Stine and I turned it into an exploration trip where we ate, walked and waited (Franklin BBQ) our way through Austin! I was really taken by the city and the people and loved the southern hospitality feel but also felt like a manageable "big city". 

In addition to our trip suggestions below (planned by Carolyn Stine of Caro's City) you can follow her Instagram photo journey through Austin via her hashtag #caro_in_austin, as well as her Instagram takeover of the @zipkick feed with all of her Austin recommendations!

Below you'll find all of her recommendations! 

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Portland, Oregon

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Portland, Oregon

Every year I take a trip with my girlfriends to some place we've never been before in the USA. This fall we traveled to the Pacific Northwest to Portland, Oregon to explore the quirky city the and the famous wine country.  

When we travel Ms. Carolyn Stine is our official tour guide planning a creative and detailed itinerary. Check it out below and for more inspiration on travel, dining and cooking check out her new blog at  CarosCity and book your next trip to Portland stat! 

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Hudson Valley, NY

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Hudson Valley, NY

Living in NYC can be daunting, stifling and at times frustrating. Some people find solace in weekends in the Hamptons, others travel further to Nantucket or Cape Cod. However, only a few hours north of the city are some charming places to rejuvenate. Whether you're looking for a foodie's paradise, a challenging hike or a leisure canoe trip the Hudson Valley has a little bit for everyone. I've consulted Carolyn Stine for the best things to see, experience and eat in the Hudson Valley. Want more of her pics? Check out her instagram at @Carobaker1

Six Degrees Society City Guides: New Orleans

Six Degrees Society City Guides: New Orleans

Back in April 2016 I launched the New Orleans chapter of Six Degrees Society. While in NOLA I was struck by the European influence that was seen throughout the city, the incredibly delicious seafood selection and the kindness of the natives. I enlisted the help of one of my favorite NOLA foodie natives to write her guide to New Orleans. Enjoy reading about NOLA through the eyes of Sarena Teng, a pediatric anesthesiologist and native. 

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Cartagena, Colombia

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Cartagena, Colombia

My first time in Cartagena was in January 2016 for our annual January girls trip. I went with several girl friends including Carolyn Stine, our official itinerary planner. To me Cartagena felt like you stumbled onto a movie set. The buildings are brightly colored with balconies adorning them and giving off a New Orleans type feel. My favorite part of the trip were the amazing street vendor offerings. The mochilla bags illuminated the street with their vibrant colors and affordable prices. In addition to doing some serious shopping we did some serious eating. The food was heavy on seafood to reflect its coastal positioning. Check out our itinerary and snaps from the pic, all courtesy of Carolyn Stine. To see more travel and food inspiration follow her @Carobaker1.

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Tulum

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Tulum

As many of you might realize, I love traveling. I think I'd be a pretty boring if it wasn't for Carolyn Stine who pushes my limits when I travel and finds the most unique and "fabulous" places to eat and spots to visit. In January 2015 Carolyn, my younger sister Ali and I said goodbye to January depression and spent a week in Tulum. Tulum is an incredible little not so hidden piece of paradise a little over an hour from Cancun, Mexico. The feel is local, the lodges "eco" and  all of the restaurant's chic but rustic.  You might run into everyone you wanted to avoid in NYC but it's hands down one of the top 3 favorite vacations I've ever had. Check out what we did and note that this entire itinerary was planned by Carolyn Stine. Check out more of her photos and travels on instagram @carobaker1. 

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Nashville

Six Degrees Society City Guides: Nashville

In June of last year I went on a girls' trip to Nashville. Nashville, also lovingly called "NashVegas" is a popular destination for brides and grooms to go and celebrate their upcoming nuptials. However some people come to Nashville not just for the Honky tonks and the pedal taverns but also for the food and culture. Check out our wonderful itinerary from our trip and yes we ate at ALL of those places in 3 days. At one point someone asked us, "Let me guess, bachelorette party?" In which I responded, "Nope, just came here to eat." Check out the winning picks from Carolyn Stine below and make sure to follow her food filled insta @Carobaker1

Six Degrees Society City Guides: New York City

Six Degrees Society City Guides: New York City

After three weeks of travel I'm back in NYC and realized how much I love this great city. Sure there are 8 million plus people living in a cramped few miles but there is such energy and hustle that I can't help but falling in love with over and over again. I reached out to my best friend, Carolyn Stine, who happens to be an expert of all things food and things to do to share a few of her favorite things in the big apple! Follow Carolyn's journeys on instagram at carobaker1

Six Degrees Society Presents City Guides: Charleston

Six Degrees Society Presents City Guides: Charleston

Charleston is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. It's charming, quaint and a place I could imagine growing old in and sitting on a front porch drinking sweet tea. Again I've consulted my expert foodie friend Carolyn Stine and her recommendation on spending a weekend in this beautiful town. 

Six Degrees Society City Guides: San Francisco

Six Degrees Society City Guides: San Francisco

I just experienced one of the best weekends in Napa for a friend’s birthday. I was also able to spend a little time in San Francisco. Like always I reached out to my best foodie friend, Carolyn Stine, for the ins and outs of the city. Check out her recommendations below and follow on her eating and travel adventures on instagram @carobaker1