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 ...

Fremont Street East

Escape of the Week: Downtown Las Vegas

September 22, 2013, 14 Comments

Downtown Las Vegas has always held a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I ever went to Vegas, fresh off of my ninth grade year in [. ...

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 ...

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