Travel

From the archives // The wise words of Kurt Nordstrom

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!   Remember that […]

February 24, 2016 Continue reading…

From the archives // You don’t have to go across the world to find yourself

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!  I forget when exactly I learned the definition of equanimity–it was at […]

February 10, 2016 Continue reading…

Notes on being unapologetic (and celebrating criticism)

“What other people think of you is not your business,” said Deepak Chopra. “If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life.” Haters gonna hate. That’s just a fact of life, right? We might not know the secret to success, but the key to failure is trying […]

February 2, 2016 Continue reading…

Looking back on 2015

At the beginning of 2015, I didn’t have any vacations booked beyond a week in Paris with my mom. I had just started a new job a few months prior, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to travel much this year. I confided my concern to my friend Jillian: three new countries, […]

December 21, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on savoring the moment

“To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” When I reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last year—one of my favorite books, and one that I could read several more times over—that quote stuck with me.

November 13, 2015 Continue reading…

Drop everything and go to South Africa?

South Africa has been at the very top of my travel wish list for a very long time–but it’s one of those places that seems incredibly foreign (and to some extent, out of reach) simply because of its geographical distance. When my mom was 16, she was selected as a Rotary Club foreign exchange student. […]

November 3, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on being lucky

“On social media, we all want to be seen as ducks, a term researchers at Stanford University came up with to convey how, like the animal, young women want to be seen as gliding serenely along, but in fact under the surface are paddling ferociously.” –The #LuckyGirl Hashtag Makes Effort a Social-Media Taboo, The Atlantic […]

September 29, 2015 Continue reading…