6 Airbnbs I loved from around the world

A quick note: this is not in any way affiliated with Airbnb. They have no idea who I am. I’m writing this post because I’ve stayed in some pretty cool places over the years and wanted to share the best of my experiences. (Unrelatedly, what is the state of travel blogging these days that I […]

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 […]

So this is Australian wine country…

On the great booze divide, I’m very much in the beer camp. I’ll take a good stout or blanche over a glass of wine any day. If I’m going to be really honest? I generally can’t tell a bottle of $40 wine from a bottle worth $4. I get nervous when waiters ask me to […]

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 naturally, while in Melbourne, a hot air balloon ride over the city was in order. It’s worth the 4:30 call time. If you get cold, volunteer to help set the balloon on fire. That amount […]

The 5 best things I ate: Melbourne and Sydney

In this series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read more food posts here. I did things a little differently when planning Melbourne and Sydney — namely, in that I didn’t. For once, I hardly did any research into the food scenes, and Joe and I instead relied […]

Life in Shanghai: December 2014

A couple noteworthy events happened in December that I feel the month still warrants a recap post. But as everyone’s moving onto 2015, I’ll keep this as short and sweet as I can (short being 1000 words — that’s progress, right?). Haircut! I first donated my hair in 2008, and after six years of growing it […]

From Sochi to Shanghai (and a few places in between): Life in 2014

It was bound to happen eventually, but 2014 is the first year I’m not entirely sad to see go.  In my recap two years ago, I had deemed 2012 the best year ever and was “scared” for 2013’s ability to rise to such epic precedents. 2013 indeed matched (and surpassed) the year before, but its many […]