A child in a village in Cambodia
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 hundred minutes/How do you measure, measure a year?” – RENT, Jonathan Larson [...]

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 [. ...


Giving thanks

November 22, 2012, 4 Comments

I’m sitting in the kitchen of the house where I grew up. Around me, I can hear the happy chatter of my mom, dad and brother. I hear the jingle [ ...

A delayed flight from San Francisco to Beijing

When travel sucks

August 29, 2012, 34 Comments

Flight One: Chatty Seatmate Suck “We’ve just had two days from hell,” an older woman says, hovering over my seat in the bulkhead as ...

  • 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 [...]

  • Statue of Liberty
    Working as an Au Pair in America
    August 20, 2012, 2 Comments

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Stacey Kuyf. of One Travels Far. I woke up and headed downstairs, hesitating at the doorway to the kitchen. Two kids [...]

  • #WinosontheRoad
    Exploring America
    June 6, 2012, 24 Comments

    So, what does one do after making the decision to leave America and become an expat? Plan an epic, massive, awesome road trip. That’s right. My time as a Las [...]

  • Elephant Nature Park
    The first sign
    May 11, 2012, 22 Comments

    The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain [...]

  • Las Vegas desert
    Daily Wanderlust: a Las Vegas storm
    April 14, 2012, 4 Comments

    I get asked a lot of questions about living in Las Vegas. Especially about what I love. Here’s one: I ┬álove Las Vegas‘ sky. It’s so expressive. There are plenty [...]