Searching for Hope

November 22, 2016 Read the full article →

In 2012, I barely registered there was an election going on. I was pregnant with Ryder, and it was the furthest thing from my mind in Mexico City. I noted with amusement my mom’s borderline crush on Mitt Romney—he even made our family newsletter—but it didn’t make that much difference to me whether Obama was […]

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Denmark: A Country That Actually Seems to Want You to Visit

October 29, 2016 Read the full article →
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I wrote recently that Amsterdam was probably what heaven would look like for me. But if it was your child who wanted to come up with what could be the ideal place to spend eternity, it would probably look something like Denmark. In a lot of countries you go to, it almost feels like visitors […]

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My Favorite Countries to Visit 2016 Update

October 20, 2016 Read the full article →
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It’s time for the new annual rankings, with 10 new countries to add. It’s been an incredible year of highs and lows- three new spots in the top 10 with South Africa, Antarctica, and the Netherlands- and four in the bottom 10 with Belgium, Uruguay, Chile, and the Falkland Islands. I ranked the countries based […]

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I’ve Arrived to My Idea of Heaven

August 29, 2016 Read the full article →
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Am I in heaven? Really if I could close my eyes and conjure up what life after death entails, Amsterdam is almost IT. And I never even knew until I arrived… THE FOOD It’s fresh, it’s organic, it’s everywhere. It’s expensive, so often I just get one meal a day but it’s something to daydream […]

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Chiang Mai, Why?

August 19, 2016 Read the full article →
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(Warning: This is kind of a hater post. Sorry.) Thailand is beloved among travellers and I wanted so much to like it, that despite it failing to thoroughly impress the first go round, I booked us a trip there again just to give it a second chance. This time to Chiang Mai, top digital nomad […]

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In Search of A Yurt in Kyrgyzstan

August 16, 2016 Read the full article →
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Central Asia, the final destination… In the last eight years, I’ve given a decent amount of time to as many areas of the world as possible, because I had the idea that within each area of the world, neighboring countries are somewhat similar. But I wanted to get an idea of what each area of […]

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Conversations from Cape Town

July 22, 2016 Read the full article →
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The guy next to me at the Mariah Carey concert “Let me tell you something about Africa. Nigeria will steal your money. South Africa, it’ll steal your life, just for the sake of a penny. But Benin? It’ll steal your soul.” This was in reference to the voodoo that’s the national religion of Benin-which I […]

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34 Days to a Better Quality of Life in Cape Town

June 7, 2016 Read the full article →
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No matter how much time you have here, it won’t be enough. Take a glimpse at what you can do and see in this paradise… 1. Tour UNESCO World Heritage site Robben Island. The reviews on TripAdvisor are unjustly harsh. I felt it was a special experience to see where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. 2. […]

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San Diego or Cape Town?

April 24, 2016 Read the full article →
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Jacob and I like to banter about which area of the United States could possibly have the ideal set up. As I always say, home is where your friends and family are, but taking that out of the equation…What city in the United States has it all? In the month of March, we visited at […]

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Second Impressions of Buenos Aires

March 28, 2016 Read the full article →
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  It was COMPLETELY different this time around.   Last time in 2009 the following happened: 1- An attempted mugging on first day, 2- We lived in Congreso which is a dirty and dark area of town. 3-The food seemed to be for the most part very bland.   This time around we stayed in […]

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