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 […]

Daily Wanderlust: Snow in the Mid-Atlantic

December 25, 2012 , 2 Comments

Today is Christmas … and I’m knee-deep in sunshine. The complete opposite of what I am used to having grown up in the sometimes blustery a ...

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 [ ...

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 ...

  • 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 [...]

  • The failure of PEPCO
    July 24, 2012 , 8 Comments

    It’s the perfect summer night to be lulled to sleep by nature. Outside my window, I can hear light rain drops plunk gently off plump green leaves. Frogs whirring their [...]

  • Coming home
    July 20, 2012 , 11 Comments

    Pulling in to my neighborhood, I can feel my chest tighten. The trees. When did they get so big? The homes. When did they get so old? “Welcome to my [...]

  • Exploring America
    June 6, 2012 , 25 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 [...]

  • I am thankful for …
    November 22, 2011 , 6 Comments

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s the time when I get to come home from wherever I am, and spend precious moments with my parents, my brother, [...]

  • Escape of the Week: Birds on a Wire
    November 2, 2011 , 3 Comments

    I celebrated my one-year anniversary of returning to Las Vegas on October 30. Actually, the day came and went, and I didn’t even remember it’s been one year until today, [...]

  • Coming clean
    February 4, 2011 , 8 Comments

    My head was pressed against the steering wheel as I cried into my speakers on the phone with Shane. “I just can’t do this anymore,” I sobbed. “I don’t want [...]

  • Purgatory
    December 30, 2010 , 6 Comments

    I landed in Las Vegas 12 days after my Escape from Suburbia to celebrate my birthday. Between my road trip with Jason and Las Vegs I was stuck in this [...]

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