Postcards

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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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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27 Inspirational Projects & Quotes from WDS 2014

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter (you are, right?!), you’ll know I recently attended the World Domination Summit (WDS) in Portland, Oregon. This amazing conference is spearheaded by Chris Guillebeau, who traveled to every single country in the world (before the age of 35!) and wrote The Art of Non-Conformity (one of my favorite books ever). WDS is based on three […]

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Meet the Adorable Snow Monkeys of Japan

Baby snow monkey Japan

We crunched up the snowy path. It was freezing outside; we could see our breath and barely feel our toes. But we knew something magical awaited us at the top, so we kept going. Then, we saw one. It darted across our path to go prostrate itself on a heating pipe. It was small, greyish […]

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Getting My Mind Blown in Las Vegas

I still remember the first time I heard of Cirque du Soleil. I was probably 12 years old, and I was sitting in the kitchen with my mom. I was doing homework while she cooked and watched TV. Usually, she was watching something boring, like the news or a gardening show. But this was different. […]

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How to Spend a Week in Paradise

The short answer is: beach, food, booze, repeat. But if you’re like me, and want to mix a few activities in there, here’s how I spent my week in Lahaina (on the Hawaiian island of Maui). Learn from what I did right (and wrong) by reading reviews of the activities, restaurants, bars, and accommodations I […]

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