About Anna Stancioff

With 15 years experience working in travel and hospitality, Anna Stancioff has a serious case of wanderlust. Anna has visited more than 30 countries and has promoted some of the world's biggest names in travel, with a specialty in luxury hospitality. She is interested in design, architecture and the arts, as well as active and adventure travel. Anna is based in New York City, and will never say no to a game of pinball.

Houston Hot Spots: Where to Eat and Drink in the Big H This Fall

This Heights-area market, serves up everything from produce and dairy to specialty coffees and artisan breads, complete with a full butcher shop and prepared foods.

Houston is getting quite a bit of attention for its culinary scene. The trifecta of excellent farming, ranching and fishing in the area is a major contributor, and there are a slew of new restaurants, bars and markets that are worth checking out. Here’s what’s hot in Houston right now: Underbelly Chef Chris Shepherd opened […]

Houston Gets Arty

Founded in 1900, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's collection numbers more than 56,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present.

Houston is easy to overlook; it doesn’t have the flashiness of Dallas or the indie subculture of Austin. But Texas’ most populous city, and surprisingly the country’s most diverse, has a quiet modesty which makes it a fantastic place to visit. If you can overlook the city’s odd zoning (or lack thereof), Houston is an […]

Cartagena, Colombia: Where the Caribbean meets Latin America

The view from the roof top pool of the Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa.

Tourist Towns – we’ve all been to one. These are the places where we’re herded in groups through areas that found their way onto the well-worn tourist track. These places are recognizable by their parking lots for tourist buses, sunburnt tourists and the “local” restaurants that have menus in seven different languages. Cartagena, a picture-perfect […]

One perfect day in Bogota, Colombia

The Museo del Oro is home to a stunning collection of pre-Hispanic gold pieces like these.

I recently returned from a short visit to Bogota, Colombia – I was there for less than 48 hours. My friends and family all asked: what could one possibly do with less than two days in a city of that size? You’d be surprised. Despite its reputation, Bogota has a lot to offer the traveler […]

New Museum Elevates Philadelphia’s Art Scene

The new Barnes Collection is expected to draw art lovers to Philadelphia.

The art world was abuzz recently in anticipation of today’s grand opening of the new Barnes Foundation building in downtown Philadelphia.