Do you even work?

Now before I go too far into my “consumerism is ruining our lives” rant—because the questions above are not actually rhetorical— I want to write the reply I wish I could say to my loved ones who don’t understand, who believe I should be working, or to those that want to travel and don’t believe it’s possible. Here’s what I would say:

Venice, Italy

At the moment, Venice is flooding. Every day, during high tide this wonderful city floods by 2-3 feet. In honor of this city, and for my dad who is currently there, this week I’m going to write the post about my 3 day trip to Venice last summer. Venice was one of the two locations that…

Arriving in Havana, Cuba

  There was no way that I was going to miss out on an opportunity to go to Cuba while I was staying in Mexico City. Not only was it substantially cheaper and easier than going from the states, I had also been taking Cuban Salsa classes 4 days a week for 3 months. More…

Havana Day 1, Cuba

Cuba!! Ya’ll I was so excited to go to Cuba. Cuba has literally been on the top of my bucket list for years, and I could barely believe I was actually going. I was bummed I could only find 4 days to squeeze the trip in, but I was literally counting down the days till…

Cuba!! (Things to know)

This past week I had the amazing opportunity to spend 4 days in Havana, Cuba. Even though I just left, I already can’t wait to go back. This upcoming Sunday I have a post talking about my experience during my four days, however I also wanted to write a quick post on some important information…

Nevado de Toluca, Mexico

If you ever find yourself in Mexico City with more than a day or two I highly recommend taking the trip out to the Nevado de Toluca. About one and a half hours north of Mexico City, for me, it was a great day trip to do something different and explore the countryside of Mexico….

Tofo, Mozambique

December 23, 2016 I found myself hunched over my journal under the dim lighting of my hostel dorm room in Tofo, Mozambique. My pen scratched across the page describing the journey from Baton Rouge to my current location. First the flight to Washington, to meet up with N and spend the night with my cousin….

Dia de la independecia, Mexico City

  Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! This past week I was lucky enough to spend the 15th in Mexico while the City celebrated  their independence day. Although the true Independence day is the 16th (not 5 de mayo you fools) most of Mexico City ramps up their celebration the 15th. There are festivals, parties,…

Bazar de Sabado, Mexico City

At the end of the month I’ll have officially spend 4 months here in this grand Mexico City. I love it here. I love that I have a Salsa/bachata/tango studio a five minute walk from my house. I love that I can walk 10 minutes and arrive at a market where I can buy huge…

Puebla, Mexico

absolutely loved my time in Puebla. For me, it was the perfect place to lose myself. I explored this great city with my friend R and we both put our phones away, any paper maps we may still carry and lost ourselves on the cobblestone.

Throwback Thursday: 12:30 am

Its 12:30 am and I know I will feel this late night tomorrow as I wake up and drive more hours than I slept home. Yet despite all that, the words lay storming in my mind waiting to stream out of my fingers and swim like migrating salmon onto the page.

Acapulco, Mexico

So I have a confession to make, I wasn’t looking forward to going to Acapulco. If you frequently read these posts then you probably know that I don’t really enjoy going to tourist areas. In my experience tourist areas using have loads of people, everything is expensive, you aren’t actually experiencing the true culture of…