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. [...]

The Mona Lisa of SE Asia: Bayon Temple

The Mona Lisa of SE Asia: Bayon Temple

After visiting just some of Angkor Wat's monumental temples, it was quite a nice relief to see hundreds of mysterious smirks smiling down on us. I knew I couldn't forget this temple. Against all suggestions, we visited around noon, the HOTTEST time of the day. It didn't help that I was sick with the beginnings of the [...]

Thai Canvas Totes

Thai Canvas Totes

Hey everyone! It's the holiday season and I'm back home in Texas for an entire month. I brought some pretty amazing canvas totes back with me, and am so excited to announce that I'll be selling these new Thai imports online as well. After spending time in Asia I've fallen in love with all the beautiful [...]

American Meets Belgian: Une Histoire D’Amour

American Meets Belgian: Une Histoire D’Amour

Being engaged is great. In fact, it's a sort of comfort and simultaneous excitement I didn't think possible. I once looked at my Facebook newsfeed in disbelief at how everyone I knew from elementary was getting married and having babies. Weren't we just graduating from college? Maybe you can relate to the feeling. It was [...]

The City of Angels

The City of Angels

Los Angeles, like other great global cities, rouses a certain kind of swanky grandeur in people's minds. There's a palpable pulsing energy of perfection, aspiration and possibility in the City of Angels...Basking amongst the opulence and laid back So-Cal vibe is half the fun. As I walked 5 miles from West Hollywood to the ritzy Beverly [...]

The Bittersweet Bon-Voyage: The Coming and Goings of a Young Expat

The Bittersweet Bon-Voyage: The Coming and Goings of a Young Expat

Once my mom gave way to her sadness, my reaction was inevitable and overcame me like an immersive hot flash. The twitching feeling in my lips, the hot tears welling up and reddening cheeks. I turned away quickly before they could see me fray into a blubbering mess. I kept myself composed, said a simple [...]