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December 15, 2017 , 8 Comments

December 15, 2015. I remind myself regularly of this date. When I’m up at night, my brain whirrs as I count the days, weeks, months and now years since I turned […]

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 i ...

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 su ...

What Being an Expat Taught Me About Life

July 12, 2016 , 2 Comments

  The photos flood my Facebook feed. They’ve been doing it for ages now, thanks to all the different ways memories are shared. Typically, I loo ...

  • Home: Las Vegas
    January 5, 2016 , 6 Comments

    Home: Las Vegas. It hits me when the sky gives way from black to a sea of glittering, golden lights. Some 20,000 feet below me is the Mojave Desert, which [...]

  • What is Home?
    October 18, 2015 , 8 Comments

    Home, by definition, is the “place where one lives.” As a former corporate-world-woman, long-term traveler, and now a serial expat, home has been many places and continues to morph into [...]

  • When you go numb
    April 17, 2015 , 25 Comments

    There’s a pressure mounting in my veins. I can feel my heart race at night, before I go to sleep. The anxieties I fought so hard to quiet, surfacing and [...]

  • Chiang Mai Moments: The moto ride
    October 15, 2014 , 10 Comments

    Welcome to a new series on d travels ’round, Chiang Mai Moments. This series will profile small moments in time during my life  as an expat in Chiang Mai. The moments which normally [...]

  • When tragedy strikes the expat life
    March 3, 2013 , 32 Comments

    “D,” W says over the phone, hiccuping sobs, “J’s dad. He’s passed.” Muffled cries, inaudible words. “Oh my god,” I manage, feeling the pit of my stomach tighten and tears [...]

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