Five years on: How I moved abroad after college and built a career through travel

This week marks the five-year anniversary of my college graduation. FIVE years! Well I. feel. old. When I graduated from the Class of 2010, I was 20 years old, had $700 to my name — and zero clue what to do next. This is the story of how in the five years since, I’ve lived in […]

Instagrammed: Sochi 2014

Today marks a year since the 2014 Winter Olympics began in Sochi, Russia. I never got to write about it at the time because, well, I was busy covering an Olympics. You’re lucky if you get time to eat or sleep at these things, forget the personal blogging. It was my second Olympics (the first one […]

An Accidental Year Around the World

The thing about accidentally going on a year-long round the world trip is that you don’t actually realize you’re on one…until it’s over. I mean, when you plan to travel long-term, you usually have a start date. You (usually) have an end date. You are aware that you are on An Adventure. Whereas for the […]

Life in Paris: April 2013

My monthly wrap-ups are for me to share more of my daily goings-on; the little things that make up my life in Paris. For previous months, see here. How would I describe April in three words? Spring. Russia. Picnics. It was a laid-back month, just as wonderful as each one that has preceded it so far […]

Instagrammed: One week in Sochi, Russia

“How was Russia? How was Russia?” everyone keeps asking. (Which is a fair question, I don’t think I’d be friends with anyone not curious about a trip to Russia.) Well, Russia was fantastic. …but I didn’t see much outside the hotel. That’s the thing about work trips: you don’t sample much of the local food […]