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April 12, 2018 , No comments

Las Vegas is a lot of things. It’s a desert town rooted in the tourism industry. It’s a mecca for foodies; a hotbed of night clubs; a gamblers go-to. But, […]

Two Years of Home

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 yea ...

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 ...

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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