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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instagrammed: Europe for the Holidays

For those who wondered where I’ve been these past five weeks: I’ve been everywhere! Kind of. I spent all of December living out of my suitcase while traveling around northern Europe, doing a minorly whirlwind tour from Italy and France to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Denmark, and Iceland. It’s all been fairly spontaneous. I decided last-minute […]

When nothing and everything go according to plan: Winter travel and Big News!

Yesterday morning I received this text from EasyJet: Your flight tomorrow has been cancelled, because you live in a country with scheduled airport strikes. You may transfer your flight at no additional cost, but good luck finding one because in ten minutes all our Paris flights for the next three days will sell out, ha […]

Why 2012 was the best year ever — and 2013 scares me

Happy New Year everyone! I realize I’m slightly late with my 2012 year-in-review; I took the past week off to celebrate the holidays in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. But you know, better late than never.  I’ve been extraordinarily lucky: since 2008, every year has been exponentially better than the last. When I was 18, […]

I Love My Neighborhood: Sandyford, Dublin

Welcome to another edition of “I Love My Neighborhood”, where I ask expats from across the globe 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 the other cities that have been covered so far here. Today’s post features Selly, a German […]

10 things you didn’t know about Dublin

I’m back in Paris after a whirlwind three weeks in London! While I recover from the Olympics, Colm Hanratty, editor of, has kindly offered to write a guest post on one of my favorite places in Europe. Based in Dublin, for this post Colm has put together a list of things that might surprise […]

Two Days in…Dublin

There’s more to Dublin than Temple Bar. Here’s what to See, Do, and Eat if you have only two days in the Irish capital.

8 reasons to visit the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is about much more than brewing stout. Here’s 8 reasons to visit, from the engaging exhibits to the GORGEOUS views over Dublin.

The Georgian Doors of Dublin

A brief history and photo essay of the Georgian Doors — vibrant and significant displays of architecture in Dublin.

Number 31: The Coziest B&B in Dublin

A photo essay of my first experience with a bed and breakfast. It blew every expectation I’d ever had for a B&B out of the water, and then some.

The 5 best things I ate in Ireland

While perhaps not as gastronomically renowned as Paris, Ireland has quite the growing culinary scene — and boy did we discover some ridiculously good eats during our six-day trip to Dublin and Galway.

Why I can’t wait to go back to Ireland

This week I make my glorious return to one of my favorite countries: Ireland. Here’s what I’m looking forward to most about this trip.