Journal

A Tribute to Notre Dame

A Tribute to Notre Dame

Notre Dame will always hold a particularly special place in my heart. Here’s my personal story about it: I was in Paris five years ago, on my very first solo trip. I didn’t have a set itinerary for my two days there, and I preferred […]

Can We Balance Sustainability and Luxury Travel?

Can We Balance Sustainability and Luxury Travel?

Have you ever wondered about the effects that traveling has on the environment? Me either.  Come to think of it, I rarely analyze the potential effects that the planet, economy, society or the land may endure from my expensive travel experiences and tastes. While “sustainability” and […]

15 Side Hustle Ideas to Earn Extra $$$

15 Side Hustle Ideas to Earn Extra $$$

I often get asked how I travel so frequently while holding my full-time, 9-5 office job. It mostly comes down to money — finding ways to make MORE of it and strategically spend it. While I’ve talked in depth about how I actually manage to travel so […]

Embracing California’s Slower Pace

Embracing California’s Slower Pace

I took a break from blogging. Unintentionally (when I didn’t really have many adventures to write about) and then intentionally. I had been putting pressure on myself to publish something at least a few times a month, which meant sacrificing the very few hours I […]

5 Things to Let Go of This Month + Make Room For More

5 Things to Let Go of This Month + Make Room For More

January is all about “detoxing” amiright? Everything we see and hear and read is about setting those New Year resolutions: shedding the extra weight and calories, ridding ourselves of the toxins we put into our body all holiday season (or all year long), reactivating those […]

The Debate: Slow Travel vs. Fast Travel

The Debate: Slow Travel vs. Fast Travel

If you happened to catch Episode 2 of my podcast Unmapped, then you heard me chatting with my girl Lindsay Silberman, senior digital editor at Town & Country Magazine. One of the topics we discussed was the pace in which we travel. When I interviewed […]