“Whew, guys. I’m shattered, absolutely knackered,” I told my friends, pausing for a reaction. Nothing. Not even a grin. As a lover of language, I had been taking note of … Continue reading How to Spend a Day at Petra: Inside Jordan’s Striking City of Stone
It was over a hot cup of coffee when my good friend, Bree, invited me and two other friends on a trip to the ancient country of Jordan. Yes– the … Continue reading Descending to the Lowest Depths on Earth: Afloat in the Dead Sea
So, where’s St. Louisiana? I don’t know. Do you? Of the twenty new teachers in my summer 2018 cohort, I was the only North American. Everyone else was from the … Continue reading The Girl From St. Louisiana: Expat Life in the United Arab Emirates
I’ve somehow summoned energy to binge train–and I don’t mean just a couple miles each day– I mean train hard. At least a 5k and preferably a pace no slower than 27 minutes. I don’t miss a day. I push my body beyond its limits. Everything in my body aches. I wonder how sore I’ll be before the Furry 5k, so I…
Haven’t we all pretended to be better than tourists? As if we somehow fit into that level above. That’s because the stigma around “tourists” isn’t good. You see them with … Continue reading Why it’s OKAY to be a Tourist: While Traveling to Savannah, Georgia with My Mother
I finally invited my mother to travel with me, and I didn’t regret it–not even once. Well, maybe. Just kidding, mom; I know you’re reading this. I figured, why not … Continue reading Why You Should Always Read the Hotel Reviews: While Traveling to Savannah, Georgia with My Mother
As a chubby blonde-haired girl, running through woods, grass, and gravel around my house was stressful. Rather than getting grounded and having my phone taken away for a couple weeks, I was forced to run laps.