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Everyday photo cards: giveaway!

It’s no secret that I love snail mail: it’s one of those gifts that is just as fun to give as it is to receive. Who doesn’t love getting something in the mailbox that isn’t junk or bills? And as much as I swear by thank-you notes and birthday cards, one of my favorite reasons […]

March 16, 2015 Continue reading…

On a holiday break

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, and gearing up for a very merry Christmas! I’ll be spending Christmas with my boyfriend’s family in Virginia and then celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City. I have an entire glorious week off work, and I’m planning on giving my friends and family the […]

December 24, 2014 Continue reading…

2014 in review

Overall: 2014 was a good year. It was less about travel and more about lifestyle, less about checking destinations off a list and more about strengthening relationships and learning how to settle into a place without getting bored. I made some great strides, career-wise: in what I achieved at ONA, in securing a new job […]

December 16, 2014 Continue reading…

Fun holiday cards: giveaway!

I don’t come from a “holiday card” family: whether it’s because I’m an only child or because my mom isn’t a huge fan of yearly brag letters, I never grew up taking yearly Christmas photos or sending them out. Instead, I send about a million postcards and thank-you notes and just-because letters throughout the year. […]

November 18, 2014 Continue reading…

Namaste necklace: giveaway!

A few weeks ago, I started wearing this gorgeous namaste necklace by Asha Patel Designs. I love the concept of jewelry that means something, and of wearing words that inspire you every day: in addition to my namaste necklace, I regularly wear a necklace with the state of California to remind me of home and […]

October 21, 2014 Continue reading…

A weekend with friends in Boston

One of my favorite things about having a fixed life is how much easier it is to maintain friendships. I’ve made some incredible friends around the globe, but it’s tougher to sustain when you’re constantly moving: having a home base means that I always know the time zone differences, that I can send AND receive […]

August 21, 2014 Continue reading…

Five things to love about Portus House

I honestly get a little overwhelmed when I need to find a place to stay in a brand-new city: especially when the city is a world-class capital, and sprawling, and has almost twice the population of New York City. Istanbul not only has a ton of different neighborhoods, but they’re all criss-cut by the Bosphorus […]

July 23, 2014 Continue reading…