On Leaving Behind a Life You Love

On Leaving Behind a Life You Love

A few months back, I was feeling unsure about my direction. So I read my tarot cards. The first card I pulled was a hierophant. It read, “You may be struggling with an issue and are unsure about what is “right” for you to do. Know that the answers...
24 Hours in Brussels

24 Hours in Brussels

One of my favorite things about Europe is how easy it is to travel between countries. In the states a two-hour train ride gets you to a cornfield. In Europe, it gets you to a different country. So one morning while I was in Paris, I decided to visit my cousin Angie...
My Paris Food Diary

My Paris Food Diary

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie – think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I'm rarely in France these days, I...
My Travel Plans for 2017

My Travel Plans for 2017

Hey guys! So as you may have read, I'm moving to Africa! (I still can't write that without exclamation points, by the way.) In 2017 I'm going to travel much more than I have in the past few years. And I couldn't be more excited. Naturally, I am dying to explore...
10 Reasons to Love Steamboat Springs, Colorado

10 Reasons to Love Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs is hands-down one of my favorite ski towns in Colorado. It's low-key and unpretentious, unlike Aspen or Vail. And it offers some of the best hiking and skiing in Colorado. I've been to Steamboat Springs several times, in both the summer and the...
Wine-tasting in Napa and Sonoma

Wine-tasting in Napa and Sonoma

Recently I flew out to San Francisco for work, but headed out a day early to have a day to spend in the Bay Area. When I landed, my friend Shea texted me and said, “Hey, are you down to go to Napa for the day? I rented a car.” Ummm, yes. Our first stop?...
My Number One Resolution for 2017

My Number One Resolution for 2017

Hey guys, I hope you're enjoying 2017 so far! Is it just me, or is it weirdly fun reading other people's resolutions? Maybe I'm nosy, but I find it super interesting. So I figured I'd share mine for the year. Stop wasting time. In 2017, I've resolved to stop wasting...
I’m Moving to AFRICA!!!

I’m Moving to AFRICA!!!

I'm kicking off 2017 with some big news – yesterday I quit my job and next month I'm moving to Africa! Uganda, specifically. Words can't express how excited I am to live abroad again. Some of my friends think I'm insane – I'm quitting a great job to move...
2016 – A (Part-time) Traveler’s Review

2016 – A (Part-time) Traveler’s Review

My yearly review is one of my favorite posts of the year. I love looking back and remembering all the year's ups and downs. Crazy enough, this is my FIFTH yearly recap! How is that possible?! (By the way, you can read 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 here.) While according...
The 16 Best Books I Read in 2016

The 16 Best Books I Read in 2016

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! As many long-term readers know, I love to read. As I know many of you are also readers, I wanted to share my favorite books of 2016. Reading this list you'll notice a few trends. I read lots of non-fiction, i.e....