United Arab Emirates, Stop 7

My second-to-last stop was in UAE. I stayed mainly in Dubai but I was also able to visit Abu Dhabi for a day. The friend I stayed with lived within walking distance to the marina and beach so I was close to nightlife and other activities. UAE turned 45 in 2016 and as such a … Continue reading United Arab Emirates, Stop 7

A Note to My Kidney Stone

Such pain Such torture I thought you were my appendix Or maybe the colon But no You were a tiny stone Causing mass havoc I will never forget those kind souls Who wrapped their arms around me when I could not walk And fed and checked in on me when I could not move Two … Continue reading A Note to My Kidney Stone

First Weeks In South Africa

There is already so much to say about this country and my experiences here. It hasn't even been two weeks and I have experienced such varied and opposing situations and ways of life. On the one hand, there is a very wealthy sector while others live in complete poverty. I don't pretend to understand all the … Continue reading First Weeks In South Africa

My Next Adventure – Sabbatical

It's not technically a sabbatical since I resigned from my job but that's what I'm calling it anyway. Let me explain my path to this decision... Over a year ago, I realized that my current career path was not leading where I wanted it to go. I had learned all I could from my current … Continue reading My Next Adventure – Sabbatical


Alternate working title: The City Of No Dryers* and Death Wish Drivers I love seeing new places and having new experiences, so this year, I decided to travel to Rome. None of my friends were available for a last-minute trip, so I set out happily alone. I was in The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Turkey … Continue reading Rome

Passport DC 2013

I say this so much, but DC really is such a great city to live in. Like, they let people walk through the embassies once a year during Passport DC. This year, I was able to go to the Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas weekend. The European embassies were the week after, … Continue reading Passport DC 2013