Paris is not my favorite city. It’s a controversial opinion, but it’s mine. Paris has lovely pain au chocolat and cheap champagne. Paris has avenues of identically charming apartment buildings built int he 1940s and 1850s. The Eiffel Tower is breathtaking for the first five minutes of every hour, starting at 9 pm, when it… Click to keep reading!
The best part about living near LA is everyone comes to visit. My blogger friend/sorority sister Whitney came for west coast road trip in February. We spent a couple of hours hiking up Runyon Canyon talking about our life goals, our personal goals, our writing goals. We parked about a mile from the trailhead because… Click to keep reading!
We’ve been in California for a whole year, which is surreal in how short time feels. We’re getting ready to move out of our first apartment, and into our next place, and I’m amazed at how easy it is for me to move again and again. Our little cave, nestled in the back of the… Click to keep reading!
Breaking free from the desk in my hotel room after 4 1/2 hours, my sense of direction is addled. Up is down. Sliding down a ceiling instead of walking along the sidewalk. The Southerner in me is at home in the Midwest, where everybody says hello as you pass on the street. An extra 28… Click to keep reading!
One block in from the river in an old district of Bangkok is Wat Pho. It’s down the street from the Grand Palace and a two-minute ferry ride away from Wat Arun. Looking at a map, it can’t be that close but it really is. We paid about $2.30 per person to enter the… Click to keep reading!