Why is it still OK to be racist towards Asians?

This is an essay about casual racism, white privilege, and speaking out as an Asian minority in a … [Continue Reading]

Watch out! Unusual tourist scams to avoid in Paris

Whenever I go to Montmartre, I always keep my hands firmly in my pockets and out of sight.  Why? … [Continue Reading]

13 ways I saved money for travel as a teenager

We were poor when I was growing up, to be blunt about it. My parents immigrated to the US in the … [Continue Reading]

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 … [Continue Reading]

Worth the wait: Highlights from Japan

For the longest time, I've wanted to visit Japan. And for the longest time, I've told myself to … [Continue Reading]

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. … [Continue Reading]

Floating over Melbourne by hot air balloon

Is there any better way to see a city than from above? I love sunrises and I love heights. So … [Continue Reading]

Two Days in…LA

How much can you really see with only two days in Los Angeles, a sprawling city the same size as … [Continue Reading]

The Green, Green Woods of New Hampshire

Two things happen to ski towns in the off-season: the price of rental lodges goes waaaay down, and the scenery explodes in so many shades of green … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in London: The Greatest Hits

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Boston, Paris, and … [Continue reading...]

I Love My Neighborhood: Anjuna, Goa

In this series, I ask expats to share the joys of local life they’ve found in their corner of the world. If you’re just joining in now, check out … [Continue reading...]

Town & Country: The Beauty of Wales (Or, there’s more to Wales than sheep)

(Admittedly though, there's a LOT of them hanging around.) So by now, you guys know alllll about the week we spent driving around North Wales, the … [Continue reading...]

City Girl’s guide to camping in North Wales

I had my worries going into this big Welsh camping adventure. I purposefully spend very little time in nature -- a combination of being allergic to … [Continue reading...]

Six Hours in…Caernarfon, Wales

The first thing we did upon arriving in the town of Caernarfon was to...promptly lock our keys in the campervan. Smooooth. To save our egos, I'd … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Boston

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from London, Paris, and … [Continue reading...]

Groovy, Baby: Touring Wales in a 1970s VW Campervan

I have no idea how my boyfriend stumbled across this idea. The rabbit hole of the internet, right? One minute you're looking up things to do in … [Continue reading...]

Watch out! Unusual tourist scams to avoid in Paris

Whenever I go to Montmartre, I always keep my hands firmly in my pockets and out of sight.  Why? Because I know if I don't, a tout will inevitably … [Continue reading...]

Expat Entrepreneurs: Lauren from Devour Spain

In this series, I feature expats who started their own business abroad. From food to fashion, art to tourism — these women had the guts and confidence … [Continue reading...]

Saying “I Do” in Paris

A well-documented drawback to traveling and living abroad is that you often miss big life events back home: birthdays, graduations, watching the … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in London: Sept 2015

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Paris, Tokyo, and … [Continue reading...]

Playa, Please

As I mentioned recently, I'm trying to post more short 'snapshots' from my travels. First up: Barcelona It was the waters that won me … [Continue reading...]

Life in Europe: September 2015

My monthly wrap-ups are for me to share personal tidbits — the little things that make up my life abroad; stories and photos which may not otherwise … [Continue reading...]