I have found carrying extra passport photos to be extremely useful while abroad, especially for expat-related activities like getting a local SIM card for my phone, acquiring visas, renting flats, registering with local offices, etc. Believe me, I’m less than thrilled about seeing my passport photos […]
As daylight retreats into the shadows of the night, gorgeous shades of pink, orange, yellow, and red set the California sky ablaze, offering a few golden moments to stop, reflect, and appreciate everything we have in life. The vibrant hues that pierce through the dramatic clouds force us […]
As a last-minute packer, one of the things I would inevitably do is clump all my jewelry pieces together and shove it in my luggage, only to spend an hour untangling it when I got to my destination. Frustrated and irked by having to do this every […]
As an American with capitalism hyperly running through my veins, I am not accustomed to carrying cash with me, whether in the U.S. or abroad. I strongly prefer credit cards/debit cards for convenience and safety, but there have been many times, especially abroad, where they haven […]
February 12, 1809.
In celebration of what would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday, I’ve gathered my top 5 favorite movies that channel my inner history and film buffs and that depict the raw realities–the devastation, the glory, the politics–of the Civil War in […]
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS FOR WOMEN — As a supreme procrastinator, I tend to pack very, very last-minute, almost just moments before I leave for the airport. I’m getting better, but still it’s never no more than a few hours before. But that’s when being a seasoned […]
Ok, I have been meaning to get to this for a few months now. *Thank you* to all you fabulous folks who took the time to nominate me! I sincerely appreciate it and absolutely apologize for the delay. It really has been a crazy past few months for […]