Philosophy

One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it’s not always a complete escape: there’s often a frolicking pug at my feet, sirens outside my window, that day’s to-do list threatening to intrude on […]

March 22, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to ask when you’re afraid

One of the things that I find really helpful when I’m feeling nervous about something (whether it’s big or small) is to ask myself one question: “What’s the worst that can happen?”  in traveling and life, we often overestimate the risks or worry about the things we can’t control. We expend all of our energy worrying […]

March 15, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of a blizzard. One of the things that I […]

March 13, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to help with the winter blues

Scandinavia is infamous for its long, dark winters and famed for its happy people , and it’s no doubt that those two things can be (partially) explained by its sauna culture. Saunas are viewed as necessities, not luxuries: they help with physical and mental relaxation, and often serve as social meeting spots.  Although we’ve had a […]

March 8, 2017 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads, V3

It’s no secret by now that I love to read, and I read often. That said, I’m not much for the reading challenges that seem to be all the rage these days or setting goals around the number of books I want to read. I’d say I average about a book a week, but there are […]

March 6, 2017 Continue reading…

Exciting news: we’re married!

Surprise! We slipped away yesterday to get married in front of our parents and our very best friends at the courthouse. Our ceremony was simple and sweet, and we then had a lovely luncheon at Tiny’s and popped a bottle of champagne on our balcony at The William Vale. Full details and photos will come soon, […]

March 2, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on my pre-airplane routine

Although I’m certainly not a full-time traveler, travel is still (obviously) a big part of my life. I average about 30 flights a year, mostly for pleasure but a few for business. I almost always fly out of JFK, and fly JetBlue 75% of the time and generally fly Delta whenever JetBlue doesn’t offer a […]

February 28, 2017 Continue reading…