Over the years, I’ve started to pay more attention to the impact my travels have ...
I vaguely recalled visiting Carmel (or Carmel-by-the-Sea, if you will) as a child and had ...
“You are exactly where you’re supposed to be” I mused as the boat docked at Santa ...
The sands of the Gulf Coast were where many of my childhood memories took place. ...
While my loyalties may lie with rival city Charleston, South Carolina forever, I always enjoy myself ...
I didn’t plan on spending two weeks each in Guatemala and Nicaragua this year, but things fell into place nicely. Because I’m such a short flight away, these short jaunts were the perfect way to experience the places and the relatively small sizes made it possible to see a lot in a short amount of […]
When the company Remote Year first started advertising online, a few people sent me the link, telling me it would be perfect for someone with my flexibility. They were right. Who doesn’t want to spend a year working and traveling with a group of like-minded individuals with accommodations and workspaces pre-arranged? But then I read […]
If you saw the last few editions of Travel Writing Round Up, welcome back! A lot are repeats from last month, but new posts are denoted with stars. I have checked all the links to ensure that they are still valid, but please let me know if I have missed one. Check the open Google Document where you can […]
I’ve come to look forward to these monthly posts about what I’m into beyond travel because there’s so much more to my life than where I go, despite the fact that it’s something I love. It’s funny how many people respond with their obsessions or agree with mine! As with last month, I’m sharing the […]
I knew little about this part of the northeast, admittedly, before watching The Real Housewives of New York. The rural area located between New York and Boston is a popular getaway for city dwellers, but it’d been off my radar until a friend of mine moved there. My sister and I had just spent a few […]
Jerusalem is one of those places that I dreamed about visiting long before I had a concept of its history, ever since I saw the mother-of-pearl inlaid Bible my grandparents brought back from their trip to the Holy Land. But after an enjoyable few days spent in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, somewhere I could actually see […]
If you scroll through New York City Instagram hashtags, it’s likely you’ll see the neighborhood of Nolita, a nickname short for North of Little Italy, in your feed. It’s not enough that neighboring Chinatown and Little Italy seem straight out a movie. But Nolita bursts to life with colorful murals, trendy coffee shops, and shops. […]
Over the years, I’ve started to pay more attention to the impact my travels have long after I leave. Where the trash ends up. How the local businesses fare in slow tourism seasons. What becomes of places that become so hyped because of travel writers like me that they don’t have the infrastructure to handle […]
My trips to New York City tend to be brief, always running around and never “seeing it all.” This trip, I decided to make an effort to explore more of Brooklyn, a place I’d only passed through on previous trips. When Brooklyn Unplugged asked me to come check out one of their street art tours, […]
There’s so much talk in my country about what it means to be “American.” For some, that means white Americans, but at some point, those people also came from elsewhere– England, Scandinavia, and beyond. But there were people long before Columbus planted his flag in the name of Spain in 1492. Long before there were […]