The Adventures of D

  • Seven Years After Solo Travel
    March 7, 2017 , 1 Comment

    “I hope you find what you’re looking for,” the ticket agent said to me before we hung up the phone on that winter night in Atlanta in 2010. Pure joy [...]

  • True Story: I’m a Recovering Expat
    December 28, 2016 , 3 Comments

    Editor’s Note: This should have been published on Dec. 15, 2016. I was hella sick so never published it on the actual one-year anniversary of surrendering my status as an [...]

  • On Gratitude
    November 24, 2016 , 2 Comments

    “I’m moving home,” I announce to my parents when I touch down in Philadelphia, fresh off a few days in Las Vegas. “What?” they both ask, confused. And, I get [...]

  • Street Art in Downtown Las Vegas
    September 18, 2016 , 1 Comment

    Las Vegas isn’t a city known for street art. In fact, I’m confident that most people would never even put the two together. That’s changing. Thanks to Life is Beautiful, a three-day [...]

  • Why I Canceled My Trip to Spain
    August 2, 2016 , 5 Comments

    Way back in December, when I was rushing through the process of returning to American life and giving up my Spanish student visa … and life as an expat … [...]

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good
    April 12, 2016 , 6 Comments

    There’s a cacophony of crickets, frogs and dogs barking that wake me before my friend, Jodi, does. Laying on the bamboo floor in her hut constructed of the same at [...]

  • Getting Prehistoric in Krabi
    March 10, 2016 , 4 Comments

    Editor’s Note: I was a guest of Tourism Authority of Thailand during my time in Krabi. My paddle dips into the glassy green water of Bor Thor, and the shrimp [...]

  • It’s a Beautiful Life
    February 24, 2016 , 3 Comments

    It’s a mild evening in Las Vegas. Hot, by winter standards if you don’t have desert (or jungle) blood. The sun has already begun its descent behind the rugged, snow-covered [...]

  • This Roller Coaster
    January 27, 2016 , 4 Comments

    I stand over my sheet cake from the grocery store. Clad in an oversized sweatshirt with puffy paint splattered on it in pastel colors, I move my gel-soaked (à la [...]

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