The Life-changing Magic of Korean Skincare

Over the past few years, I've fallen in love with Korean skincare. It's inexpensive, customizable, and gentle. Most importantly, it's improved my skin ten-fold. The only problem is I've never been able to find a Korean skincare routine that works for me. Most of the...

6 Cookbooks that Travelers will Absolutely Love

I like to cook and host dinner parties more than basically anything. And I love to cook food from all over the world - from countries I've lived in (France, Argentina), countries I've visited (Japan), and countries I'm dying to visit (Iran, Korea). So I wanted to put...

Life in Africa: Month 1

Hey guys! So I've decided to resume my monthly recaps! My recaps will cover the highs and lows of living in Africa, as well as where I'm traveling and what I'm reading. I've now been living in Kampala, Uganda, for a full month! And what a ride it's been. Depending on...

Visiting the Lake District: England's Most Beautiful National Park

Over the years, I've traveled a lot of England. But out of everywhere I've been in England, no place is as beautiful as the Lake District. But what is the Lake District, you may be wondering? The Lake District, or the Lakes, is a mountainous national park in Northwest...

15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit the Peak District

While in the north of England, I knew I had to visit the fabled Peak District. I was staying in Manchester with a friend, and considering the Peaks are only thirty minutes from Manchester, it's an easy day trip. The Peak District made me feel like I was inside of a...

Want to improve your vocabulary? Start a wordboard

This will probably come as no surprise given how much I read, but I love words. I love reading any words that are beautifully strung together, whether it's in the form of poetry or foreign languages or rap music. Hearing an articulate person speak is like music to me,...

My First Impressions of Uganda

I've only been in Kampala, Uganda, for a week and I'm already head over heels. I like it so much that when people ask me, "How are you liking Kampala so far?" I have to hold back from gushing about all the reasons I'm so enamored. For those who don't know, I moved to...

Highlights of a Week in England

England holds a special place in my heart. I love the pubs, the dry humor, the thousands of years of history. It's also a very unique country. Where else would you overhear a middle-aged man on the train talking about how he's 'very fussy' with his tea sandwiches?...

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 are within you." At...

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

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 wanted the...

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...