Coming to Terms with Settling Down

    January 29, 2016

    FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL For the past few years I put so much of my heart into traveling.  I lived and breathed travel; I thought and I talked about it with so much fervor, similar to an eternal devotion for a loved one.  I let go of a full-time cushy position at work, with benefits to die for, in exchange for a long-term travel experience.  From my mid-20’s until I turned 30, I focused on visiting countries I’ve always dreamed of going to, landed…

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  • Frolicking on old abandoned railroad tracks in South Africa

    I’m Moving to California

    Temporarily! (As this post goes live, I will already have landed in Los Angeles to spend a few days with my friend Martha for her birthday who now lives in Burbank, and my other…

    March 12, 2014
  • The Victoria Falls, a view from Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls on Zimbabwe & Zambia

    The day I finally saw myself standing before the enormous, thundering Victoria Falls, something prompted me to recall a certain childhood memory as I tried to ignore the suffocating humidity enveloping every inch of…

    February 17, 2014
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery Peanut Butter Rum Caramel Cronuts

    Dominique Ansel Cronuts Craze – Score!

    I first read about the unique cronuts pastry sensation by Chef Dominique Ansel several months ago when I was abroad.  By the time I came back home in New York for three weeks during…

    February 1, 2014
  • Giraffe spotted in Kruger Park safari

    Safari Adventure in South Africa

    If there’s only one thing you can do travel-related this year or next, or whenever you come up with enough money to go, I HIGHLY recommend an African safari! It is an utterly thrilling…

    January 25, 2014
  • Immigration in the Kingdom of Lesotho - Sani Top

    One Day in the Kingdom of Lesotho via the Sani Pass

    “So, does anyone know anything about Lesotho?“, asks our tour guide. A few seconds of silence… “It’s considered the highest country in Africa“, I chimed in remembering a few things I read as I…

    January 20, 2014
  • Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld street art in SoHo, New York City

    Street Art Spotted: back home in New York

    I’ve been back in US soil for almost two months now, and although I’ve been so busy with the holiday season that just passed, and getting back into the swing of things [temporarily] at…

    January 15, 2014
  • Goodbye 2013

    Goodbye 2013!

    A lot has happened within the past twelve months.  Loads of adventures and travel memories, an intense emotional rollercoaster, a major change in my career, and countless moments wherein I cried tears of happiness…

    December 31, 2013