Senior Editor Christine Sarkis joined SmarterTravel in 2003. She focuses on travel trends and is always on the lookout for the next great destination.
Christine swears by off-peak travel, and enjoys regional cuisine and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her favorite travel destinations are the British Isles for their ritualized 4 p.m. snack and curious town names; Catalonia in Spain for its architecture, language, and preponderance of Zara stores; and Kyoto, Japan, for its quiet side streets, sticky rice confections, and deep bathtubs. Not content to merely visit some destinations, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area; Santa Barbara, California; London, England; Paris, France; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.