My Perfect Day in Paris

My Perfect Day in Paris

My perfect day in Paris doesn't involve the Eiffel Tower. It doesn't involve croissants. And it definitely doesn't involve gruyère cheese. What does it involve? Wandering. Taking pictures. Stopping for steak frites. Enjoying the rare and beautiful blue skies....
A Sibling Trip to Portugal

A Sibling Trip to Portugal

So once upon a time in 2008, the summer I took my first backpacking trip through Europe, I decided I wasn't ready to come home just yet- so I ended up inviting my brother to backpack Spain and Portugal for two and a half weeks. That may sound fairly kosher, but we...
Finding My Perfect London Neighborhood

Finding My Perfect London Neighborhood

So, here's an itty-bitty confession- I kind of want to move to London after my time in Paris is up. In nearly every way, it's the perfect city for me at this point in my life: large, vibrant and nightlife-filled, located in Western Europe, and oh, yeah- I could get a...
Saturday Snapshots 23 & 24

Saturday Snapshots 23 & 24

Hey everyone! So this week I have a legitimate reason for having a late photo of the week… my host family recently moved and thus I was wifi free for about eight days. Yes, it's been painful but ultimately made me realize I need to stop wasting so much time on...
French Onion Tart (Tarte aux Onions)

French Onion Tart (Tarte aux Onions)

My au pair job entails that I cook for the French family I live with. It's not something I talk about often on this blog, but cooking is a huge part of my life here and is one of my daily joys (and stresses, ha). So I wanted to teach you how to make a French onion...
My Favorite London Moments

My Favorite London Moments

Though I've heard mixed reviews about London, for me it was nothing short of a very drizzly heaven. After months of feeling like I have no personality (my poor French reduces me to a shy but sweet, whimpering version of myself), it was such a blessing to socialize in...
My Local Eats: Chiang Mai, Thailand

My Local Eats: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wondering what to eat in Chiang Mai? Welcome to the second edition of My Local Eats, a guest post series in which foodies from around the globe share their favorite local places to eat and drink. Today My Local Eats makes its first stop in Southeast Asia, a region I...
Missing Out on Travel to Travel

Missing Out on Travel to Travel

Last weekend my friend invited me to spend a ski-weekend at her chalet in Switzerland, as well as attend a black-tie party held by the Rothschilds. (Yes, hosted by the European banking dynasty family that is partially royal.) And guess what? I couldn't go. Photo from...
Remembering My First Love- South America

Remembering My First Love- South America

When I remember my 2009 semester in Buenos Aires, too many “nevers” come to mind. I will never be 19 again. I will never drink so much malbec that I jump into a pool fully clothed. I'll never eat choripán with chimichurri on the street with friends,...