Just a quick note about airports. I love them. The hustle and bustle, people walking with a purpose, the constant thrum of rolling suitcases and beeping security scanners whooshing planes and intercom announcements. The sense of comfort in convenience stores and newsstands and coffee shops that persist worldwide, and the feeling after going through security when you can’t turn back. You’re in now. You’re going somewhere.
We were craving an exotic adventure. Spice and excitement, bright colors and intoxicating scents. Out of Italy, into Africa. So we headed to Morocco, flying from Rome to Fez, admiring the peaks below from 10,000 feet above. Stepping into the medina in Fez was like stepping back in […]
“French coffee is undrinkable.” “There is no coffee culture in Paris.” “They like Starbucks!” These were the refrains I heard over and over in the week leading up to a recent trip to Paris. Not surprisingly, they mostly came from Italians. I was skeptical – how can an […]
Last week, I was thrilled to be part of Passion Passport, a travel website fueled by wanderlust, stories and photos. My contribution below: Scare Yourself- What I Wish Someone Had Told Me In College It’s 11pm on a Thursday when I step off the plane. The air is […]
Wide streets, towering hotels and buildings brandishing international flags clearly cast Rabat as the capital city of Morocco. Even the Medina had a different feel, and was more organized and flat, making it much easier to navigate. The Kasbah of the Udaias, our first stop, is a formidable […]
Rolling hills of soft, chocolate covered soil as far as we could see, interrupted only by light patches of straw and the occasional herd of sheep sped by through the windows of the bus. For miles and miles we drove through these hills, taller mountains in the distance, […]
It’s National Coffee Day today — a sacred holiday for coffee guzzling, caffeine addicted Americans. So how am I celebrating? By stocking up on bottomless coffee at work, of course. Recently, I started working at a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Madison, and one of the things that […]
Getting published is always exciting, even if it means your parents find out you weren’t quite the angel they suspected in high school. :) So happy to be part of the Huffington Post Love Letters column this week!
I turned 26 over the weekend and have been alternating between ‘I’m still so young!’ and panic attacks. It’s been an eventful two and a half decades, and I’ve learned a few life lessons. Some are generic, some are sentimental, all are true. Travel. Travel, travel, travel, travel. […]