Culture

A Nubian Village in Aswan.

February 9, 2016

Good grief Egypt, what other surprises do you have hidden up those galabiyya sleeves? Feeling like my favorite vinyl record stuck on repeat over here, but visiting a Nubian Village in Aswan was hands down one of my most cherished travel moments to date! Ever been called a ‘Nubian Queen’ and awkwardly graciously accepted the […]

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10 Quick Tips for Traveling to Egypt!

October 19, 2015

Although my adventures in Egypt are just getting underway, I’ve already experienced enough faux pas and blunders to have learned a thing or two about hopping around this fascinating country. If you’re thinking about heading this way, take a look at these 10 quick tips I compiled for traveling and getting by in Egypt! 1. A […]

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Gross National Happiness?

August 30, 2015

Many spend a lifetime in search of the type of happiness that the people of Bhutan exude.  It’s everywhere you turn and highly contagious!  Even as I walked the streets of Paro and Thimpu with what seemed like the wildest of hair and most foreign shade of mocha skin, musings were always delivered with an […]

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Bo-Kaap Captures.

June 17, 2015

Slay on Cape Town, slay on. The incredibly dynamic and spirited neighborhood of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town looks like I feel on any given day! The picturesque cobblestone streets and colorfully painted facades are home to the rich culture of the Malay. Once a community of slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and numerous African countries, this diverse […]

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My Sandbox: Great East Lake, NH

May 29, 2015

 Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and with that came the unofficial kickoff to the summer season. I don’t know about you but my summer weekends will be spent outdoors, hopping around from one cookout to the next, inappropriately gyrating at music festivals and accepting any and all invites for a quick weekend getaway. […]

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Anywhere, Everywhere!

April 20, 2015

She cocks her head to the side and proceeds to give me the most quizzical look. “What exactly are YOU doing here anyway?”, she asks. Her tone, unmistakably scathing. I pause. I blink. I pull out my vaseline. I return it to my purse. I clear my throat.  “I’m here, just like everyone else, to […]

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Tulum Dreams!

April 12, 2015

Tulum Pueblo, I heart you! Set among the lush wild jungles of the Yucatan and the pristine turquoise waters of the Carribean, Tulum is a magical escape not to be overlooked. With each visit, this golden nugget of the Riviera Maya is starting to feel more like a home away from home. The smiles, vibrant […]

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My Backyard: How To Pack For Weekend Getaways.

March 24, 2015

Move over winter, SPRING has finally arrived!  Any minute now, we’ll finally be free to shed those bulky sweaters, pesky mittens and shapeless puffers so that we can start enjoying weekend forecasts filled with warm sunny weather. Hibernating will be a thing of the past and planning mini escapes from the humdrum will shoot to […]

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Himalayan Highs: Tiger’s Nest!

February 28, 2015

I pause for a quick second to catch my breath. The clouds are beginning to roll away and I can just make out the profile of the sacred Buddhist monastery, Tiger’s Nest. As the exquisite facade of Tiger’s Nest becomes clearer, so do my frenzied thoughts. It’s funny what a little stillness can do for […]

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