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Learning To Speak Italian with ABC Languages

Learning To Speak Italian with ABC Languages

Life update: I’ve been taking private Italian language classes for the past 6 weeks! I’ve always said that I want to speak Italian fluently. I studied it during high school, visited Italy a few times and try to speak with my cousins over WhatsApp, and […]

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 […]

My 30 x 30 Bucket List

My 30 x 30 Bucket List

I’m not in denial that I’m on the older side of 25.  I’m still young, I’m still a millennial, the hangovers are harder but I still have as much energy and fun as I did when I was 20 years old. My dad always says […]

Being Original in a Sea of Travel Bloggers

Being Original in a Sea of Travel Bloggers

I call it the travel blogger syndrome. I think it probably started with Dame Traveler. Not to knock Dame Traveler AT ALL – I’m a huge fan of Nastasia, have collaborated with her in the past, and am in awe of the inspirational content community […]

The Difference Between Travel & Vacation

The Difference Between Travel & Vacation

Growing up, I didn’t realize that there IS a difference between traveling and vacationing. It wasn’t until I visited Greece that I really learned this understanding. Up until that point in my life (mid 2013), I had always associated the two as one in the same. […]

What If You Never Went Home?

What If You Never Went Home?

Every time I travel, I have this crazy thought on the last day of my trip. It usually hits me as I’m packing up my belongings and mulling over the trinkets I’m bringing back, as I’m standing in the garden of the Airbnb I rented, or walking the […]