Posts Tagged: explore

2017 Kuala Lumpur Thaipusam

Pairs Well With…Cultural Awakenings + Respect + Religion Malaysia is a country of extraordinary fusion: food, culture, religion, and architecture.  The fact that three cultures (Malay, Chinese and Indian) can co-exist harmoniously, despite different values and beliefs, is rare.  The level of multicultural diversity in Malaysia is something I’ve not experienced before, and one that…

Pack vs. Purge: What You Bring For A Year Abroad

Pairs Well With… “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis Disclosure: There are a shit ton of affiliate links within this post, which means a) I may get a commission should you purchase any items via links on my site b) your purchase supports me while I travel…

Ready For Takeoff: One Year Abroad

Pairs Well With… “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister   Sometimes we need to hit reboot, even in our lives.  Change not only keeps things fresh but keeps us alert, so we’re not allowing life to pass us by.  There’s nothing less satisfying than finding yourself riding in the passenger’s seat of your own life and dictated…

From Ireland to Italy (Part 2: The Italy Part)

  This is one of those vacation stories that you just can’t make up, and honestly, the pictures speak for themselves.  Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in for this one. In 2013, one random weekday afternoon, my sister, Sarah, and I exchanged a couple of emails and two hours later we were booked…

From Ireland to Italy (Part 1: The Ireland Part)

Pairs Well With… “Galway Girl” by Steve Earle There’s something I love about travel.  Actually, I love everything about travel: the anticipation of the trip, the adventure that awaits, conversations with locals, the beauty you can only experience when you’re across the globe, and the eye-opening takeaways, mostly good and at other times very eye opening….

With Love From Sedona: Embracing A Solo Adventure

Pairs Well With… Being out on the open road Picture yourself standing, looking out into endless amounts of beauty in the middle of nowhere.  Alone.  You hear nothing but the breeze and the faint sound of water at a distance.  The world is still.  Just you.  Just the universe. In fall of 2015, I published…