Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 35. I celebrated by having 1920s Gatsby-themed party, as I love the ’20s. The jazz, fashion, speakeasies, and literature — I wish I could go back in time and experience it! (And yes, I do love Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris!) Normally, the thing to do when you turn […]
Every six months I like to survey the community to get a sense of what’s working and what’s not. Checking in lets me understand what you like and how you feel. This 10-question survey will take only five minutes of your time and these responses lead to site improvements.
After three and half years of living in New York City, I knew I needed a change. So, when my lease expired, I decided to move on to the next place: Austin, TX! In this post, I explain why I think this is a place has everything for the changes I want to make in my life. One thing’s for sure, however: I won’t stop traveling!
After traveling five months on the road, I’m burnt out. I’m not sure when it happened, but I’m realizing that long-term travel, for me, has its limits. In this post, I explain why I’m at a stage in my life where I want to embrace the things that come with being at home. Of course, I’ll still travel… but differently.
Recently, Mississippi and North Carolina both passed anti-LGBT laws, and many tourists, bloggers, and celebrities promptly said, “Well, as a sign of protest, I won’t go there because I don’t want to support a state whose laws I disagree with!” This reminded me of when people refused to go to Burma because of the junta, […]
Last month, after suffering from increased anxiety and mild panic attacks, I stepped away from this website, spent a lot of time alone, went hiking in Patagonia, and sought to rebalance my life. And after doing that, it became clear that I need to make some permanent changes. In this post, I share how things will be different.