30 Mar 2014

March Gratitude List

You guys, it’s almost April!

Holy canoli, what the heck happened to March?

Oh wait.

I think I remember.

First, I went to New York and ATE ALL THE FOOD.

And then I got back to Michigan, where it snowed a whole bunch, and I watched every single episode of  Scandal on Netflix until I […]

22 Mar 2014

How to Stay in a Hostel if You’re Old

There are just a few things you should probably know about me before I get started with this post. Here goes:

1. I am broke.

2. I have the pretty regular habit of convincing myself that I “deserve” stuff I cannot afford, like nice hotel rooms and airplane tickets and dresses I probably won’t […]

16 Mar 2014

On speaking at Women’s Travel Fest (Or “On not hyperventilating nearly as much as I thought I would.”)

Last weekend, I did one of the scariest things I have probably ever done in my thirty-eight years of life.

And it wasn’t even by accident.

You see, usually, that’s how I find myself doing super duper scary stuff. Like that time I went hiking through a field of unexploded ordinances in Laos. That […]

7 Mar 2014

10 Things I Learned from Teenaged Girls This Week

This past week, I’ve been hanging out at my college friend’s house in suburban Maryland.

It’s been really nice.

After all, I am a huge fan of free places to stay. Especially when those free places have a pantry full of food I never buy. Let’s just say it’s possible my breakfast on Monday […]

3 Mar 2014

I don’t really have a title for this. Besides “You rock.” And possibly “Y’all be crazy.”

Wow, what a weekend you guys!

Friday was the first day of my spring break, so, of course, I  booked a 5:30 AM flight out of town. This seemed like a much better idea when I was booking it — and not a particularly good idea when I was waking up at three in the […]