My First Impressions of Uganda

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,...
Highlights of a Week in England

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...
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...
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?...
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...
Highlights of a Glorious, Sunny Week in Paris

Highlights of a Glorious, Sunny Week in Paris

In September I headed back to Paris, my one-time home and forever favorite city. It was glorious – the weather was sunny and crisp and the cheese was just as delicious as I remembered. Nom. My week in Paris was part of my two-week vacation to Europe. Two weeks...