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Amy Tara Koch is an author and journalist who has the unique pleasure of traveling the world for her job. She contributes to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, T Magazine, The Daily Beast, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and Chicago Tribune.

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The most exciting sweets in Paris are all about low sugar and high whimsy. By Amy Tara Koch  Updated January 22, 2020 While traditional macarons, eclairs, and mille-feuille will always be Paris’s calling cards, the city’s current crop of hot-shot pastry chefs are focused on constructing show-stopping sweets without relying too...

Travel can involve hiccups like a misrepresented property or a destination that pales to the hype. The key is taking the snafus in stride. By Amy Tara Koch Published Sept. 24, 2019 The treehouse in Sweden looked divine: a spherical flying saucer twinkling from a snow-coated pine forest. On...