Philosophy

One thing to not get lost abroad

My trick for using the map function on my phone without racking up big charges when I’m traveling abroad: airplane mode + screenshots!  Whenever I’m traveling internationally, I keep my phone on airplane mode for the entire trip (to ensure that I don’t get charged any extra international fees) and just connect to (secure) wifi whenever […]

January 18, 2017 Continue reading…

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC

On Saturday night, I made a list of all the things I can’t believe I haven’t done yet in my four-and-a-half years of living in New York City: all the things that I’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t quite gotten around to. And then on Sunday, I went through the list and bought tickets, […]

January 17, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to make your mornings better

The habit that has made my mornings both more productive and more pleasant…

January 11, 2017 Continue reading…

How to: raise a puppy in New York City

We brought Gertie the pug home in June: at 12 weeks old, she was four adorable pounds that wreaked complete havoc on our lives. As cute as she was and as thrilled as we were to have her, the first few weeks were incredibly tough. Although I grew up always having a dog in the […]

January 9, 2017 Continue reading…

Where I’m going in 2017

I’m always hesitant to post about my travel plans too far in advance since so much of it seems to change–so much so that I rarely try to predict where the month, let alone the year, will take me. Some of my favorite trips in recent years have been very last-minute, and there are still places […]

January 3, 2017 Continue reading…

Looking back on 2016

Although I know that most of the interwebs are along the lines of womp womp womp can 2016 be over already, it was actually such a wonderful and memorable year for me personally: a pug puppy, getting engaged, a new job and far more travel than I expected! Somehow I managed to squeeze in 29 flights, […]

December 21, 2016 Continue reading…

The best gift: books!

Growing up, one of the most reliable things in my life was books from my paternal grandfather. He’d send me them for Christmas, my birthday, seemingly random moments in between. I would write him letters with a short update on my life and then a list of the books I wanted to read next, and […]

December 12, 2016 Continue reading…