Solo travel

Striking a balance between fixed life and wanderlust

Everyone said that as soon as I stopped traveling, I’d miss it. And while I was traveling, I yearned for the comfort of routine. The grass is always greener, we always want what we can’t have–right?

November 9, 2012 Continue reading…

Stepping out of my comfort zone and into New York City

I know exactly what I like: watching the sun rise over the ocean. Morning yoga. Saltwater swims. Wearing nothing but a bikini, a sarong, a pair of flip-flops. Reading in the sunshine. A crisp, cold beer. Watching the sun set over the ocean. Namely, I like the beach. I like sunshine. I like pineapple and pina […]

October 15, 2012 Continue reading…

The places I refuse to take a camera

Today, it’s easier than ever to take and share photos: our society is more and more obsessed with instant images. We don’t have time for a thousand words, but we have time for a picture. Does always having access to a camera necessarily need we always need to be taking pictures? Our constant snapping takes […]

September 4, 2012 Continue reading…

Life lessons 101: from freshman year to the real world

There’s a certain energy that takes over a college campus in the weeks leading up to the first day of school: a buzz of  opportunity and optimism, a feeling that this is a brand-new start. Subletting a room on the street that borders Columbia University for the month of August has meant I’ve been surrounded […]

August 27, 2012 Continue reading…

Sailing Croatia with Busabout

Kelsey and I first discussed a trip to Croatia right after finishing college: I’m not sure why we were so obsessed with it, but it definitely stuck. We finally decided to make it happen in 2012, committing on a Christmas catch-up phone call. However, this was Kelsey’s first trip to Europe, and we were both […]

June 27, 2012 Continue reading…

Summer 2012: France, Croatia and the ultimate USA roadtrip

After two winters in a row last year–granted, they were California and Australian winters, so no snow was involved–I am more than OK with chasing summer this year. After plenty of beach weather in Australia and Southeast Asia, I’m planning to make the most of the sunshine in France, Croatia and the USA in the […]

May 14, 2012 Continue reading…

The trip that started it all: Europe 2009

After graduating from college in May 2009, I spent five weeks backpacking through Europe (Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, London, Munich, Freiberg, Interlaken, Nice) by myself. Although I’d spent a summer in Provence with family friends at 16, studied in Paris for a summer when I was 18 and had taken shorter trips in France, […]

May 9, 2012 Continue reading…