Life as a Nomad: The Whirlwind Summer of 2016

These wrap-ups are for me to share personal tidbits, the little things that make up my life abroad — and to help you (and me!) keep track of where I’ve been. See previous months here. 2016 is the year I’ve forced myself to answer the question: How much is too much? How long can you live out of a […]

Escape from Manila

Manila was chockers. Jam-packed schedules and early call times; four days went by in a blur. It was also the city where I took the least amount of photos: I find it a visually challenging place. So when we needed to shoot an out-of-town excursion, I was happy to suggest Tagaytay, ninety minutes outside Manila — […]

From Serial Expat to Full-Time Nomad: Life in 2015

Let’s skip all the pleasantries and excuses: yep, this recap is a little delayed. Happy 2016! Regardless of date, I love me a good annual recap. 2015, amiright?? What a year! This was the year I became a cliché, quit my corporate job, and left the serial expat life to travel full-time. More than that, my travel […]

Travel Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 21 Lessons from 21 Countries

If there’s one thing every travel blogger loves to talk about on the internet, it’s that solo travel is marvelous and made of puppy tears and will cure your long-standing eczema. In principle, I support solo travel. It’s definitely something I think everyone should try at least once. But personally, it’s not for me. As […]

I quit — now what? Upcoming travel plans for 2015

So now that I’ve quit my job to travel and have all this free time, next comes the obvious question: Where do I want to go? Even though I’ve been planning this new chapter for a while now, when the map is actually laid out before you, it gets a little overwhelming. Do I spend […]

Instagrammed: Hello, Philippines!

Somewhere in the past few years, the Philippines ended up on my EVENTUALLY list. You know the one: the list of places you know you’ll eventually see, restaurants you’ll eventually visit, chores you’ll eventually get to — things you put off because hey, they’re not going anywhere. So you never get around to them. (Cough, […]

Life in Shanghai: April 2015

April was yet another solid month in Shanghai: the arrival of spring, coupled with two trips, one concert, and having the coolest honor bestowed upon me by a bartender yet found me in a pretty happy place. Read on! For previous monthly recaps, check ’em out here. Jason Mraz: Kicking off the month was this guy: […]