#WanderWomen: An American Living the Parisian Dream

#WanderWomen: An American Living the Parisian Dream

What does it take for someone to leave everything behind? To move to a new destination with a thousand unknowns, dive headfirst into starting over with a new culture, language, people, cuisine, novelty abound. It might look glamorous at times, but longterm life abroad isn't without hardship or awkward adjustments; it's also full of beautiful [...]

Insta-Travel Perfection Isn’t What the Travel Industry Needs. Authenticity and Storytelling Are.

Insta-Travel Perfection Isn’t What the Travel Industry Needs. Authenticity and Storytelling Are.

As a travel writer and photographer, last year was heaven for me. I embarked on twelve hotel press trips in seven countries around Europe and Asia. As fantastic as it was, numerous trips to-and-from brand collaborations opened my eyes up to the state of mass travel. This time last year, I was booking trips on [...]

2019: Reflections, Lessons, and Where We’re Moving Next

2019: Reflections, Lessons, and Where We’re Moving Next

Hey readers! Happy New Year! As I write this there are only a few hours left in 2019, and I can't help but reflect. I began 2019 -- a lot like we will start 2020 -- in a new country, with plenty of questions, and a healthy dose of hope for our next challenge. The [...]

Saying Au Revoir to Paris (Again)

Saying Au Revoir to Paris (Again)

Everywhere I went today I marveled at the eccentric, the fashionable, the strange. Paris is surprising that way. What can I say about the City of Light that hasn't already been said? I could, like Hemingway, wax poetic about how the city is a moveable feast, how it’s a place that stays with me long [...]

Life Lately: 10 Countries in 10 Months and the Busiest Year Yet

Life Lately: 10 Countries in 10 Months and the Busiest Year Yet

As I head out the door to catch my train to Paris, I look my outfit once over in the mirror. Once outside, a cold breeze blows over me so I quickly dash inside to grab a pink scarf, the one that's been on the coatrack for months. And just like that, fall is here. [...]