August 2013

The best places to swim in Iceland

When I saw that the high temperature for our trip to Iceland would be around 50 degrees, I expected to spend most of my time in layers and a woolen beanie–not a bathing suit. I was as surprised as anyone when I realized on our last day there that we had gone swimming seven times […]

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Taking a tour of Brooklyn Brewery

It should be no secret by now that I love beer, especially craft beer (going to college in the same town where Sierra Nevada was founded gave me a healthy respect for the craft beer industry). I like a nice glass of white wine and some nights call for a vodka cocktail, but more often […]

August 9, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Portland

For all that I didn’t like about the World Domination Summit, I will say this: I had absolutely no complaints about the location. I hadn’t been to Portland since playing a competitive soccer tournament there as a teenager, and I was interested to see what all the hipster fuss was about: I’d heard rave reviews […]

August 8, 2013 Continue reading…

Moving to and making it in New York City

I wonder sometimes about the ratio of native New Yorkers to transplants: it seems like every other person I meet is originally from across the country or across the world. This city is the ultimate beacon for young people, and I honestly think that it has to be one of the best places to spend […]

August 6, 2013 Continue reading…

Reflecting on a year in New York City

On Sunday, I was sitting on my rooftop in my bikini, listening to Taylor Swift and reading In Style Magazine. When I glanced to my left, I saw the Financial District skyline glittering in the sunshine. I was in the shadow of a glass-walled luxury hotel to my right, the balconies holding tourists enamored with […]

August 2, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Ring Road

It’s fairly easy to navigate Iceland: there’s one road that loops around the entire country. Commonly known as the Ring Road, Highway 1 is roughly 830 miles of two lanes through glaciers and rolling hills, next to beaches and waterfalls. As we drove across from Reykjavik to Hofn on the ultimate Iceland road trip, I made […]

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