Inspiration

How I Fell in Love with an Expat Who Encouraged Me to Travel the World

I was never one who dreamed of the perfect family with a white picket fence. I didn’t have my wedding planned out or how many children I was going to have. While my friends were getting married and having babies, I was focused on my career. I’ve always been a work-aholic. Several years ago, my friends encouraged me to sign up on a dating site after I had...

My Path to Becoming a Travel Writer

Lately I’ve felt the need to really open up with my readers. I want to become more personal so that we can connect on a deeper level and you aren’t just coming here for a destination review. After I shared my thoughts on Anthony Bourdain’s passing last week, I received many messages of appreciation for just being ‘real’. I hope you...

May You Rest in Peace Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, travel host and author, is dead at the age of 61 from an apparent suicide. This news came as a complete shock to me. I met Anthony, ‘Tony’, along with a group of travel journalists during a recent press trip. We were staying at the same hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was filming for his show and we were there covering the area...