Here’s my best writing by category. You can see all my posts here.
Building a Home – Earlier this year I had a frightening realization: I’m not sure I can go back home…because I don’t know where home is anymore. An exploration of how a year of travel has challenged and changed my concept of home and where home is for me now.
A Vipassana Story: 10 Days of Silence and Meditation – In December ’16 I attended a silent, 10 day Vipassana retreat. It was…well, it was a lot of things. I share my stories, insights and lessons learned from the experience.
Your Twenties Are a Series of Bad Haircuts – After a haircut in New Delhi I realized the last 10 years of my life could be summed up through my (often traumatic) experiences in the barber’s chair.
Becoming That Kind of Person – An anecdote about becoming a better person.
8 Things I’ve Learned About Relationships from a Year of Solo Travel – Friendships, family, locals, solitude…the major lessons I’ve learned as an introvert traveling the world.
What’s Still in My Backpack (My RTW Travel Packing List 7 Months Later) – I revisit my original packing list and share with you what’s made the cut, what didn’t and what I’ve added since I began traveling in March ’16.
49 Tips to Travel (and Live) Better – An assortment of things I learned (often the hard way) and continue to try to live by from my 7 month trip across Europe.
The 12 Most Pivotal Books I’ve Ever Read – 12 books that changed my life. I’ve read almost all of them at least twice. They are the books I most often recommend to friends…or anyone who will listen.
Two Career Koans to Consider – Two questions that have given me direction in my life, helped me figure out what was right for me, and led to me traveling the world.
What I Wish I Knew at 18 About Choosing a College After 10 Years, Travel and Managing a Million Dollar Business: An Open Letter to High School Grads – A personal letter I wrote to my cousin when she was considering what college to go to.
How I Reclaimed My Energy (And 21 Ways You Can Too) – Energy is the key to a happy life. Here’s ways to generate more of it.