There was no one waiting for me at the airport. But I did not have space for loneliness in my luggage. I could not allow myself to dwell in sadness or regret. I was invoking the badass in me to … Continue reading I moved cities. Again.
I was immediately drawn to a baby girl wearing red. She was in her crib, and she gave me a big smile when I picked her up. Her name was “miracles” in Spanish. She looked me directly in the eyes, … Continue reading I may want to adopt a child some day.
Lobster and clam filled up our bellies that afternoon at La Casa del Pescador in Puerto Nuevo, Baja California. We drove to a little private beach where the grey clouds covered the sky. It was easy to feel cozy by … Continue reading The ocean’s in my mouth (Baja edition).
The plane did not fall, and this time I was not surprised. For years, I had struggled with a growing fear of flying, which was obviously ironic because traveling feels like part of my life’s purpose. But I was not … Continue reading Hello there, Tijuana! You taste good.
Sometimes I get sick of eating exotic cuisines on my travels. I hope a handful of you can relate. I LOVE FOOD, and eating local cuisine is one my favorite aspects of traveling – maybe even more so than seeing … Continue reading Living Abroad Taught Me to Love Cooking
A birthday in quarantine will always be an interesting experience. It might not be the ideal plan crafted in my head, but it is certainly unique. I turn 31 tomorrow. Being a birthday enthusiast, I had already imagined myself in … Continue reading A unique birthday.
There is a big elephant in the room on this blog, and I have not been able to write any travel pieces because I feel like it would be crazy of me not to address it first. Today I start … Continue reading The beginning of a while at home (in Mexico)
Ah, the joys of adulting. Today that includes signing an apartment lease, paying my therapy bill, and drinking red wine before 5 p.m. in order to write faster. It’s days like today that make me feel in control, and completely … Continue reading A brief stop in Oaxaca City and other whirlwinds.
Pain can sneak up on you in the most unexpected times of your life. For me, it was in a tropical paradise, surrounded by palm trees and fresh coconuts. I was in the worst post-break-up stage when I walked into … Continue reading My Favorite Strangers
We were excited to go back to the jungle, and share an adventure with other travelers. We packed our bags for the day, and met up at the hostel three blocks from our apartment in Puerto Escondido. We were a group of eight, led by the hostel owner, whom we had met before. From the start, this felt like a very casual and easy excursion, made exciting by the fact that we’d get to swim by a big waterfall. I had not looked up this place online, so I had no idea what it would actually look like. But if … Continue reading Waterfalls: are they really that fun?