Fremont Street in Las Vegas
January 16, 2014, No comments

The now burgeoning Downtown Las Vegas has always been a favorite spot of mine. Throughout my time in Sin City, I have spent many a night (and day) hanging in [...]

A child in a village in Cambodia

2013: Life-changing moments as an expat

December 12, 2013, 26 Comments

“Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear/ Five hundred twenty-five thousand six ...

The last time I saw my grandpa

Love, life and loss … again

October 27, 2013, 19 Comments

No one said being an expat is easy. No one said it is all unicorns and rainbows and glitter (damn). In fact, being an expat means missing out on the [ ...

The Atlantic Ocean at Rehoboth Beach

Escape of the Week: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

October 23, 2013, 13 Comments

It’s 4 a.m., and I am awake in my bed, heart thumping in my chest with excitement, because I know in 30 minutes, my dad will be knocking on my [ ...

  • Toyota Prius road trip
    Goodbye, Prius
    June 25, 2013, 8 Comments

    She sits in the lot at CarMax, her dark gray exterior even darker against the overcast winter sky in Maryland. I blink back tears, then head inside to sign her [...]

  • Packing for life as an expat
    Goodbye, America
    August 22, 2012, 24 Comments

    I’m quiet on the drive to Dulles from my house. I’ve already cried saying goodbye to the pups, and now, staring out the window as the suns rays just begin [...]

  • A tuk tuk driver races down the street in Chiang Mai
    ‘Twas the night before Expat Life
    August 13, 2012, 57 Comments

    “You’re moving to Thailand?” It’s been since February when I knew my future would take me to Thailand and I would become an expat. For nearly five months, my life [...]

  • A radar look at the derecho storm that hit Maryland
    The failure of PEPCO
    July 24, 2012, 8 Comments

    It’s the perfect summer night to be lulled to sleep by nature. Outside my window, I can hear light rain drops plunk gently off plump green leaves. Frogs whirring their [...]

  • The woods in a Maryland backyard
    Coming home
    July 20, 2012, 11 Comments

    Pulling in to my neighborhood, I can feel my chest tighten. The trees. When did they get so big? The homes. When did they get so old? “Welcome to my [...]