Dear Diary · Digital Nomad Life · Expat Living · humor

A Venti Sized Void in South Africa (According to a California girl)

If there’s one defining factor amongst all the “basic California girls” back home, it’d be their signature Starbucks cup in hand.  Strolling through town in yoga pants just isn’t the same without your daily dose- and sure, it’s not the best coffee in the world and guess what?  THEY (we) KNOW THAT! My standards for…… Continue reading A Venti Sized Void in South Africa (According to a California girl)

Dear Diary · Solo Female Travel

Longtime (Home)Coming

You can always go home…but it will cost you. $1,100 (to be exact) and 25 hours of flight time across three continents and, easy!  Just like that, I was back home in the states.  No matter the cost, it was so worth it.  Landing at the San Francisco airport after a year and four months…… Continue reading Longtime (Home)Coming

Solo Female Travel

Special Guest Post: Living in Thai Time

Coming from a culture that thrives on meeting deadlines, time management and arriving on time being synonymous with arriving late, adapting to the Thai lifestyle can be a shock to the system; a shock to everything you’ve known about routine and schedule; a shock to your way of life. But, it is a fabulous shock…… Continue reading Special Guest Post: Living in Thai Time

Solo Female Travel

My Instagram Boyfriend (and how we made $200 in a few seconds)

Let me tell you a little story of two beautiful days and the two lessons they taught me this month. My boyfriend Rob and I attempted to get up to the West Coast National Park for weeks, and for one reason or another we had to keep putting it off.  Bad weather one day, low…… Continue reading My Instagram Boyfriend (and how we made $200 in a few seconds)

Digital Nomad Life · Solo Female Travel

My Internal Battle with Social Media

“Social media took my blog to the next level and connected me with over 16,000 people across 130 countries. That’s no small feat to shrug off…. Pictures and social media help paint a more detailed overall picture of an experience than is beyond words.”

Solo Female Travel · Travel hacks

Fitness & Travel: Can they coexist?

My relationship with fitness is a codependent one that needs consistent love and attention- and if I let it go by the wayside, it will quickly drag me down.  While this “relationship” is important to me, let’s face it…I have a more passionate affair with travel- and sometimes the two get in the way of each…… Continue reading Fitness & Travel: Can they coexist?

Solo Female Travel

The Pros & Cons of Solo Travel

The difference between traveling solo versus with other people is complex, to say the least. If you talk to a traveling pair about their experiences, it will be in stark contrast to the conversation you’d have with a solo traveler even if they followed the same travel plan and itinerary.  (I may be biased, but…… Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Solo Travel