Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Dream Travel Job: How Edna Got a Gig at the Olympics

Today, I have a treat for you — the first in my as-yet-untitled interview series!  From time to time, I’ll be interviewing travelers with really interesting backgrounds — and Edna Zhou of Expat Edna, is one of them. You may remember that Edna, a fellow American adventurer, hosted me in Singapore a year and a half [...]

Windows Around the World

Today is a special day for me — it’s my second I-quit-my-jobaversary!  I can’t believe it’s been two years since I walked out of my office, never to return.  I can’t believe I’ve been living off my blog for this long. There’s a lot to process, which I will be doing later.  Between the amazingness [...]

Meet Pučišća: The Most Beautiful Village in Croatia

If I had only known that as we sailed into Pučišća on the island of Brač in Croatia, that we would be seeing the single most beautiful village I had ever seen, I would have taken time to savor it. IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN! Pučišca was an all-too-brief stop on our trip between Omiš [...]

Bridges of the World

Greetings from Porto, Portugal!  Actually, I’m writing this in Chester, England, but I prepared a few posts ahead of time in advance of TBU.  Believe me when I say that there’s no time for blogging at conferences. This week, the #FriFotos theme is “bridges” — another excellent and diverse theme.  I had fun going through [...]

When You Get a Sign, LISTEN.

If you’re a longtime reader, you remember how I decided to stop dreaming and actually start traveling.  It began in January 2010.  Within a two-week span, everything in my life seemed to fall apart. First, my relationship ended. Next, I lost my freelance job writing about Boston nightlife. Third, I lost my job. And finally, [...]

Kicking Back in Munich’s Englischer Garden

Growing up in Massachusetts, the ocean has always been a short drive away.  I LOVE being close to the ocean and LOVE spending time on the beach (remember my Southeast Asia perma-tan?), and the idea of being landlocked terrifies me a little bit.  Even if I’m not heading to the beach, it’s nice to know [...]