North Dakota Sunset

2016: Making Moves

While on a global scale 2016 was a pretty tumultuous year, personally, it was also a pretty big year of changes and big moves. I was lucky to be able to travel most months of the year and managed to check-off all the clichés on the young traveler’s list of being 25, quitting my job, moving out of the city, moving back with my parents, … Continue reading 2016: Making Moves

Garden Treehouse

The Secret Gardens of New York City

Ever since I was little I have loved the story of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Whether in cartoon, film, musical or book, something about the story has always captivated me and made the story seem as magical as Burnett intended. For those who do not know The Secret Garden, it is the story of an ornery, young girl named Mary Lennox who … Continue reading The Secret Gardens of New York City

March Madness

Maybe during the month of March I gave myself mild travel whiplash. For some reason, several travel plans managed to converge in March and so I’ve spent the past few weeks traveling around the coasts of the USA. Each mini-trip has been fun in it’s own separate way and with spring around the corner and longer days, it’s easier to maximize the opportunity of each … Continue reading March Madness

2015: Traveling On

With 2016 mere hours away, I was on a flight home from Guatemala and had time to think about my past year of travel with another stamp in my passport just in time. Here are my personal traveling highlights of 2015, with many other trips and stories in between. March 2015: Chicago Although I cannot say I fell in love with the grandeur Chicago itself, … Continue reading 2015: Traveling On

Falling in a Rhythm

The past month has brought about the end of summer with colder weather and darker days and a busier work season—a reminder of the routine of winter. It’s hard to believe that a year ago this past week was my first week at my job and the first week of making the routine that has now become the norm. While it’s only been a year, … Continue reading Falling in a Rhythm

Sunsets on Summer

It’s been a crazy long summer in the USA, full of ups and downs and commotion and it’s all ending in one last culmination of change. After lots of fun in the NYC sun, I’m off to the Czech Republic for a reunion tour before coming back to a new job, new apartment and who knows what else! I’ve realized that a lot of the pictures … Continue reading Sunsets on Summer

NYC Skyline

The Winter that Never Ends

Even though you would think that with the amount of snow that’s fallen on New York City this winter, people might have gotten used to it. However, it seems like the weather is all that anyone talks about these days, as snow and freezing temperatures make it impossible to forget. I realized that after 4 years of balmy winters in Virginia and an unusually warm … Continue reading The Winter that Never Ends

Lighting the Menorah

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now, almost a month into 2015 and with the holiday craziness quieted down, it finally feels like I am settling into life in New York with a job, routine and time to finally transition into a full-fledged life here. A lot of my posts have focused on my travels in the past few months, but I kept putting off all of the experiences at home, … Continue reading No Place Like Home for the Holidays

NYC sunset

A Cue from Mr. McCartney and Ms. Rigby

First of all, thank you to everyone who has checked out and shared information about my new business, ESL Write Away LLC!!! Again, I have started this new business to help English language learners improve their writing and access international education opportunities. I have recently started a Facebook page to post writing tips and a Twitter that looks at the possibilities and trends for international education. … Continue reading A Cue from Mr. McCartney and Ms. Rigby