The Truth Is I’m Scared to Blog

Railroad tracks in San Clemente State Beach

One of my goals this year? To write one blog post a week. It’d been so long (two years?!) since I’d been on a regular blogging schedule, and I missed it. I wanted to get back in the swing of blogger things. So on January 4th, eager to stick to my guns, I pressed publish […]

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I May Have Been a Zapotec in a Past Life

visiting hierve el agua

The only thing better than an infinity pool might, perhaps, be a natural infinity pool. Who knew they existed? And in Mexico? I sure didn’t until this past weekend, when I visited Hierve El Agua. Although it’s famous for its petrified waterfall, I found the natural pools to far more enticing. (I’ve never been much […]

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So I Moved… To Mexico!

oaxaca market

Tacos on every corner. Music in the streets. Colors everywhere: the houses, the mountains, the markets. Yes, I’ve moved. To a new place, a new place I’m quickly falling in love with: Oaxaca, Mexico. Why I’m Back on the Road Two deeply-connected reasons: I missed traveling, and I wanted to work for myself again. Remember […]

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30/1

iceland flower

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. The day after tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the worst day of my life. And the thing is: I can’t untangle the days.

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365 Tiny Love Challenges: Book Giveaway!

<< First off, I want to say a huge thank you to all of the people who reached out after I shared my story. Your comments, emails, and tweets mean more than you’ll ever know. >> Secondly, you guys know I’m all about spreading the love. It’s why I think travel is so powerful: it’s […]

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The Bad Dream That Hasn’t Ended

This blog has been silent for a long time. The longest time since its inception, actually. Why? Because I recently experienced a horrific loss. A loss so vast, and so debilitating, that I have barely been able to get out of bed each day — let alone work or write. But lately, the story has […]

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How Much I Spent During 3 Weeks in New Zealand

travel budget New Zealand

I’m not gonna lie: I was nervous to travel to New Zealand. Not because of any inherent threats — it’s one of the safest countries for women to travel in, and has no dangerous wildlife — but because of the cost. I’m able to travel so much because I visit cheap destinations: countries where beers are a dollar and […]

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