Wandering through my mid-to-late 20’s

Last year I visited a dear friend in Germany that I met about 5 years ago when we both were volunteering on a farm in Spain. Even though we lost contact for a couple of years she opened her house up with open arms, and we picked up right where we left off.  During one…

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…

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….

Johannesburg, South Africa

Ok this Throwback we’re going to go way back to 2016 and the trip I took with one of my childhood friends to visit our childhood best friend as he worked in Mozambique.  In December of 2016 N and I spent two weeks visiting M in Mozambique and South Africa. We spent one week in Maputo and on the shores of Tofu, a couple of days on an informal safari in the North of South Africa, and finished our trip celebrating new years on the streets of Jo-burg.

Fabrica de Vidrio, Mexico City

This past Thursday I had a really great opportunity to go to the local glass blowing workshop. This wasn’t your, wow look at all this really fine, delicate, expensive art, no. This was a workshop where a group of men worked incredibly hard and efficient to create a large volume of recycled glass products. The…

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…

Kefalos, Kos, Greece

For this weeks edition of “Throwback Thursday” I’m bringing it all the way back to last August when I met up with my BBWANEF * on the Isle of Kos in Greece. I’ve known M almost my whole life. From the moment his family got two new kittens and his mom let an 9 year-old…

Veracruz, Mexico

Location: Veracruz is located about 5-6 hours south west of Mexico City situated on the Gulf of Mexico. How to get there: Getting to Veracruz is very similar to getting to Oaxaca; you have essentially 2 options. You can take a 5-6 hour bus or a one hour flight. The bus costs between 400-900 pesos one…

How to Pack Your Carry-on Bag

Hello one and all, today I’ll be talking about my bag, and how I get everything I need for 4 months squeezed into my Osprey Porter 45. Many people are interested in just how I manage to bring months of clothing in just 2 carry on bags. As a society, we’ve been so conditioned to…

Oaxaca, Mexico

  Location: Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ka) is located in the Southwestern part of Mexico about 6 hours via car or 1 hour via plane from Mexico City.   How to get there: To get to Oaxaca (the city) from Mexico City you have a couple of options. By bus: The bus ride from Mexico City to…

Bellinis and lipstick, Venice

The light begins to fade on the streets of Venice and I can’t decide what’s more entertaining,  the story of the lost tourist sitting at the table beside me, the thoughts in my head, or the whirlpool of my pink Bellini. Tourist upon tourists wander by without a second thought while aching feet intersect with…