Career

What’s more important: creativity or ambition

“Are rich people ever going to grow up to be writers or are all writers like Mr. Rocque with no money? My father is always saying STARVINGARTIST or STARVINGWRITER. Maybe I better reduce.” -Harriet the Spy Lately, I’ve been pulled in two directions: one is of love and creativity and happiness, and the other is […]

June 3, 2013 Continue reading…

Why I’m not going to TBEX

When I was traveling through Jordan, staying in five-star hotels and being shuttled around in a comfortable bus with Wifi and a row all to myself and watching the sunset over the Dead Sea from my balcony, I realized that seeing the best a country has to offer isn’t necessarily the best fit for me. […]

May 10, 2013 Continue reading…

A note on souvenirs, and a NOVICA giveaway

I’ve always been a bit mixed on the idea of souvenirs. As much as I love having a memento to remember my travels by, I usually prefer to spend my money on incredible experiences–and the memories and photos that result are souvenir enough. However, I’ve picked up beautiful jewelry all across the world and I […]

May 3, 2013 Continue reading…

Guest Post: Why being an au pair rocked

When I was 18, I flew to Paris with the intention of spending my summer as an au pair for a family in a village in northeastern France. I was miserable: the village didn’t even have a bakery (in France!) and I was spending my days with an one-year-old and an infant. Not the best […]

April 30, 2013 Continue reading…

How to save money while living in NYC

One of the most common questions I receive is how I’ve afforded to travel so much. I’m not a trust-fund kid or a full-time travel blogger; I’m currently working full-time in New York City. I’ve traveled because I work, I save, I live frugally and I make travel a priority–no matter where I am in […]

April 12, 2013 Continue reading…

Good things come in threes

It’s been said that good things come in threes: as of today, I’ve been blogging for three incredible years and I’ve got FOUR brilliant travel plans to share. The past year of blogging took me back to Paris and Nice, sailing through Croatia and the San Blas Islands, cruising to the Bahamas from Miami, driving […]

April 2, 2013 Continue reading…

Coming full circle

Last week, I went to Las Vegas for work. It was a hectic week: recovering from the flu, managing my first trade show, squeezing in a 24-hour visit with my mom (complete with shopping, dinner and a Cirque de Soleil show!). Busy as it was, I managed to soak up a tiny bit of sunshine […]

March 22, 2013 Continue reading…