Travel

How to: book club!

Over the past four and a half years in New York City, I’ve been a part of three book clubs: two failed, and one that’s been thriving since the summer of 2014. Book club has been such a fun part of my life in the city: it’s introduced me to new people and deepened existing […]

December 5, 2016 Continue reading…

How to pack for a weekend away (in a carry-on)

One of the things I now consider myself an expert in: packing for a weekend away in a carry-on. I cannot count how many times I’ve left New York City on Thursday night and come back on a Sunday night, but it has been many–and it has always been in a bag small enough to […]

May 16, 2016 Continue reading…

“I could travel like you if someone else was paying for it, too”

The other day, I received on a comment on a post along the lines of: how can I trust you to give advice about how to travel more? If I had brands or tourism boards sponsoring me, it’d be a lot easier for me to travel as much as you do.  It’s a valid question: […]

April 25, 2016 Continue reading…

How to pack for a summer trip to Europe

Seven years ago, I graduated from college—and almost immediately hopped on a plane for a backpacking trip around Europe. I gallivanted through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Austria and France for five weeks, mostly solo. Looking back on that trip, I feel like it was a lifetime ago: at 21 years old, I had […]

April 18, 2016 Continue reading…

From the archives // The best advice my mom has given me

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today–and this one is in special honor of my mom’s birthday later this week!  […]

April 13, 2016 Continue reading…

Six years, and still going

Six years ago, I decided to quit my stable, well-paying, miracle-in-a-recession job to move to France. I bought a domain name, convinced a friend to design a logo, applied my very basic HTML knowledge and decided to start a blog without a very clear idea of where it could lead. I was 21, simultaneously optimistic […]

March 30, 2016 Continue reading…

From the archives // This is your life

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy–and please forgive the use of Instagram filters and frames!   I get […]

March 2, 2016 Continue reading…