Seems like everyone is going to Chicago these days. It’s a popular place to visit for good reason. Chill vibes, cool art, good food. It’s all there!
Ah Chicago! I wish I had more time to see more of you! If you’ve been thinking about heading to the Windy City, there’s no better time than now. Here’s how I spent a long weekend in Chicago!
Note: I entered a version of this story to the World Nomad’s travel writing competition in 2017. It’s been adapted and expanded on here. I’m hoping to publish more stories like this in the future. Share your thoughts in the comments!
Sometimes you have to just laugh at yourself. And that’s what I did. Snorting seawater out of my nose, I laughed at myself, deeply and heartily.
I know, I know. Autumn is here. Summer came to a close, but it’s not too late or early to reminisce or plan a trip. Although I lived in the United Kingdom for 2 years, I never made it out to the beach. On my one week trip for a friend’s wedding last summer, I finally made a visit to the most famous beach in England.
Brighton, and its beach, is one of the most iconic places to visit during summer in England. Here was how I spent my perfect summer day in Brighton, UK.
Weddings are happy occasions. Although a wedding of my own is nowhere in sight, I don’t mind them and have long since gotten over the life-envy that social media tends to create.
This was my first time I attending a wedding in a different country of my own! Being a traveler at heart, it is interesting to learn about different traditions and customs for other cultures, and in this case how British people do weddings.
They say that you become most like the people that you spend the most time with. What happens when those people are always changing? Or maybe not always changing, but change periodically?
I’ve become an experiment of sorts in this, as over the last few years I’ve been surrounded by a mix of people from different cultures. Living in Asia for 2 years and then Europe for 2 years saw me picking up little habits here and there, some of which I find hard to shake off now that I’m Stateside again.
What if any life problem could be solved by taking a walk through an English garden? That’s a lovely thought. I wish it were true. If only I were a Jane Austen character. That would also be a win for #diversity! Woot! As far as gardens in London go, this one can’t be beat!
This summer I had the chance to spend a few days in my old haunts in London. On the top of my list was heading back to check out the Royal Botanic Gardens, aka Kew Gardens. What did I do? I did some strollin’, that’s what.
Happy Fourth of July! On this day meant for being outside and having beers and BBQ, I want to tell you about my favorite place to chill on Kangaroo Island, Australia. How I wish I was there in summer again!
Kangaroo Island Brewery is the best place to chill and have a beer on Kangaroo Island. With choice craft beers and comfy digs, there’s no where else I wanted to be after a long day of sightseeing. This was one of my favorite things to do on Kangaroo Island.
I never thought it would come to this.
Let me explain. It’s not that I look at teenagers and say “darn kids these days,” although sometimes I do think it. It mostly has to do with what is going on in my old hood in New York City. I’ve been living abroad for the past 4 years, and in that time, some things have changed.
This is turning me into something I didn’t think I would become (at least not this soon): a bitter old lady.
When you hear Remarkable Rocks, what do you think of? Precious stones? Meteorites? Rock formations?
These rocks are huge formations that are on the edge of the coastline of Kangaroo Island in Australia. Not only do you get to be at the edge of the water, but you can see for miles! I never really got into geology, but seeing these rocks in person was quite the experience. If you are headed to South Australia, Kangaroo Island is a stop that any nature and geology lover should make!
This is my Remarkable Rocks travel blog post with my favorite photos, video highlights, and tips on planning your trip.
It’s raw. It’s real. It’s New York City. Definitely not for the faint of heart, this city can eat you up and spit you out. Whether you are here for a few days, or a few years, these are a few tips that can help you get by in the concrete jungle.