Social Media Jumpstarted My Wanderlust and GG Journey

Social Media Jumpstarted My Wanderlust and GG Journey

From a very young age, I reveled in the power of words and images but never realized writing and photography could connect the dots for me in a life full of geographical twists and turns. By leaving home to find out what force was pulling me to move overseas, I was already starting to live out my purpose. [...]

Au revoir, Bruxelles Ma Belle

Au revoir, Bruxelles Ma Belle

3 months came and flew by in the Belgian capital. Call it a mini staycation for my husband who's originally from Antwerp, or an assimilation assignment for me―Brussels was our home base for three months while we switched gears to Belgian life. It was the backdrop to an exciting, transitional period of our newlywed lives, and I really [...]

Best Brunch and Brews in Johor Bahru

Best Brunch and Brews in Johor Bahru

It only felt natural to write an article about the loveliest coffee shops in JB since I spent so much time trying them out in our two years here! They were local sanctuaries for me as I worked as a freelancer and needed to find beautiful, creative places to write; there was never a shortage of great [...]

10 Best Concept Restaurants in Johor Bahru

10 Best Concept Restaurants in Johor Bahru

as a major restaurant enthusiast, I must admit I was a bit disappointed when we moved to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Going out to eat is one of my favorite ways to experience a new city, but the food scene didn't excite me at all. As I spent time getting to know JB and exploring it, I [...]

One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

I can't believe it! It's been over a month since we moved countries and things are going really well. What a huge change full of emotions, excitement, uncertainty, and new beginnings. I was exhilarated at the idea of moving and now that we've settled in and have found our feet in Belgium, I'd like to recap our [...]

From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

As I type this post, I feel rather reflective. It's easy to fall into the sap trap so I'll try my best not to do that. Processing this move is something I knew I'd have to do, but sitting down to write about it always makes it feel more real. Talk about a countdown: We're moving to BELGIUM [...]

Christmas and New Years in Sri Lanka

Christmas and New Years in Sri Lanka

Spending the holidays in Sri Lanka was not at the front of my mind when thinking about where we coud spend Christmas or New Years. This was mostly because I didn't know anything about this island country southeast of India. After some researching, it started to seem like the perfect destination. Trekking through lush jungle, surfing in [...]

Where do we go from here? Location Uncertainty as an Expat Couple

Where do we go from here? Location Uncertainty as an Expat Couple

A transnational marriage presents logistical challenges in and of itself, so how do we, as a young newlywed couple, reconcile mystery destinations with wanting some semblance of a normal life and roots abroad? Anticipation meets bittersweet nerves, and like twice before, we'll be leaving the foreign country that we’ve gotten to call home. This time [...]

Hong Kong: The World’s Most Visited City

Hong Kong: The World’s Most Visited City

Stunning views from the bottom up. Few big cities in Asia have made my heart flutter like Hong Kong. We couldn't have visited at a better time, either. It was cool, crisp weather and Chinese New Year festivities were under way. (I was so excited to wear a jacket!) It felt like the day before Christmas [...]

Airports: From Asia to America

Airports: From Asia to America

Malaysia is a funny place when you step back and compare it to the US, and I know I shouldn't, but it's quite inevitable to compare the two. The laidback, can't-be-bothered attitude drives me crazy at times. Drivers either straddle both lanes of the highway or speed down the shoulder because traffic makes them impatient. Doctors [...]