home decor
I redecorate my house almost as often as I switch up my taste in clothes.
healthy
books
In a burst of frustration with my failed literary endeavors, I wrote the most commercial, basic-bitch book I could -- but I didn’t think I’d actually enjoy it.
travel
travel
Can we all agree to make the friendly skies a completely burger-free zone?
flying while fat
travel
Was I really going to uproot my whole life for this man and this place?
unpopular opinion
Apparently this really is an unpopular position to hold, if my recent experiences are anything to go by.
in

May 21, 2014 at 12:00pm | 302 comments

healthy
How was I to know a simple request for antibiotics was going to start with a review of my sexual history and end with my vag on public display?
travel
The list is based largely on where I thought was cool.
travel
The Sunset Limited is Amtrak’s oldest continuously running line. Since 1894 it has been the train line closest to transcontinental, at one point connecting California and Florida.
in

Mar 14, 2014 at 5:00pm | 35 comments

travel
In 2011, Christchurch was rocked by a magnitude 6.3 that devastated the city. Three years later, the city is still in recovery, and in many areas, it seems like nothing has changed.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 5:00pm | 66 comments

shoppables
travel
It’s easy to feel like People Who Travel are all white-collar, blue-blood superhumans who are just on the loose with someone else’s pocketbook. But I know it’s not true, because I’m one of them.
in

Mar 6, 2014 at 5:00pm | 211 comments

shoppables
Long distance travel is enough a hassle without underwires poking you.
travel
It wasn't just that I was getting a chance to see something incredibly rare and beautiful, a pair of birds with an amazing conservation story. It was also that I was instantly utterly besotted with them.
boyfriends
I called his office, he told me that his phone died, that he forgot his charger at home. He’d call me later. 10 days of nothing. He disappeared.
travel
It never occurred to me to pray or cry or beg. The only thing going through my mind was "not today. This is not what is going to happen today."
travel
If you’ve ever watched "Meerkat Manor," or even just watched a lot of David Attenborough, you’ve seen where I’ve worked.
in

Feb 6, 2014 at 2:00pm | 148 comments

travel
I never felt like traveling alone was a brave thing to do. It was just the only option for most of my trips, and if I’d waited for a companion, I wouldn’t have gone anywhere.
in

Feb 5, 2014 at 5:00pm | 83 comments

travel
The eating on the subway bit is probably my most favorite thing, honestly.
in

Feb 3, 2014 at 5:00pm | 222 comments

shipwreck
In the middle of the night, the boat sank off the shore of Komodo Island, most famous for its aggressive, man-eating Komodo Dragons.