Turn off computer. Go outside.

I walk that fine line between “outdoors person” and “city girl.” Really, I’m neither of the two: born and raised in the suburbs, I’m most at home in a car, in a strip mall, in a parking lot, in a cookie-cutter house with a pool in the backyard. Even so, I grew up outside. Many […]

July 10, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Newtown

Taking advantage of cheap flights, I hopped up to Sydney a couple of weekends ago. I spent one gloriously sunny day exploring Newtown: a colorful and slightly off-beat suburb. I wandered through countless bookstores on King Street, searched for street art in alleyways and ate the most delicious African food for lunch. Winning.

July 6, 2011 Continue reading…

My Seven Links

I was recently nominated by Steph at Twenty-Something Travel to take part in the Seven Links Project–and decided it would be a fun chance to look back at a few of my favorite posts. The goal of the Seven Links Project is to unite bloggers in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create […]

July 3, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Sydney Tower

Sydney is a gorgeous city, thanks to its idyllic harbor location and year-round sunny skies. However, you tend to soak it up at ground level: terraced houses in Glebe, the iconic Bondi Beach, in the streets of downtown Sydney. It wasn’t until I zipped up to the top of Sydney Tower until I realized just […]

June 29, 2011 Continue reading…

Generation Y: travelers of taste?

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it, Rudyard Kipling once said. But perhaps we should add that the next condition is to taste it, to drink it. Food and travel are inextricably linked. You might be able to skip museums or avoid much interaction with locals, but at some point, […]

June 28, 2011 Continue reading…

I believe in

I believe in libraries and secondhand book stores. I believe that travelling with someone can make or break a relationship. I believe in compromise. I believe that every person should have a passport, and that they should use it. I believe in taking risks. I believe in waking up with natural light, not an alarm […]

June 25, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Greece

In what seems like ages and ages ago, I made my first real-life friend via Twitter: you know, those people whose blog you fall in love with and with whom you engage in witty banter on Twitter, and then make that awkward-seeming online to offline transition.  I discovered Where My Heart Resides via the Sacramento PR […]

June 22, 2011 Continue reading…