…it’s about the people who you are with. I would not have traveled all the way to India if it weren’t that I could share the experience with my dad. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to spend two weeks together. Special one-on-one time that is increasingly limited by our geographic distance and…… Continue reading It’s Not About Where You Go…
I spent this past long weekend with my dear grandparents in Wisconsin. While I am not going to write directly about the time we shared together because it was deeply personal, I have kept thinking about how life now is much different from when my grandparents were my age. Whatever happened to keeping a job,…… Continue reading Why Are Our Lives So Different?
I am completely and utterly blown away by the world, and I am incredibly grateful to have the privilege to get to see and experience so many different cultures and histories. This past week, I was in Dubai for a financial crimes training for work, and when I wasn’t working, I was out exploring the…… Continue reading Dazzling Dubai
“Welcome to Jordan! I hope that you will enjoy my country,” our first uber driver told us. Both my sister and I were blown away by the graciousness and kindness of the people in Jordan. People who loved their country, who were proud of their country, and thankful to have two American ladies wanting to…… Continue reading Welcome to Jordan!
That’s it. Like the blink of an eye, like it never happened, I was no longer in Brazil. Sitting on my parent’s couch in Columbia, South Carolina, I couldn’t help feel that time moves by faster than we can truly understand it. I leave for New York City next week, where I will start by finding…… Continue reading Now What?
Why is it that so many people live in cities, but whenever given the chance escape to small towns? Through the history of time, more and more people have been flocking to big cities. But somehow, I feel our hearts long for the tranquility of somewhere less hectic. Somewhere without the background noise of cars, horns, planes, and…… Continue reading Small Towns
1. Bike or run Copacabana & Ipanema on a Sunday – My favorite thing about Rio is that the main road right next to the beach is closed to cars all day Sunday, so that bikers, runners, and outdoor seekers can use it. Nothing quite like enjoying the views of Copacabana and Ipanema using your own two feet to get…… Continue reading Top 5 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro
Do you ever think about what life would be like as a coconut? As I stroll down the black and white patterned walk of Ipanema, I wonder about the life of these coconuts. Maybe they grew up in a tree a few hours away, were picked off and rolled into a van on the way…… Continue reading I’d Be…a Coconut in Ipanema
1. Stay in an Airbnb apartment – Airbnb has truly revolutionized how we can travel. Pulling up an app, zooming in on a map, and scrolling through various pictures of apartments in a city, you can find a entire apartment or room to stay in for a very affordable price. Sometimes, even less than what…… Continue reading 5 Money Saving Travel Tips
I’ve been thinking a lot about travel, particularly why we chose to move ourselves through the world in what we call “travel”. Why not just stay in one place? With our families, our friends, our lives? Why do we have this urge to, at times, seemingly complicate our lives, like going through security, loosing luggage, and…… Continue reading Why Do We Travel?