2019 Goals + Resolutions

20 unique photos of Scotland

Hey guys! As we all know, 2019 is here. Personally, I couldn’t be happier. 2018 was a really tough year for me with lots of change and ambiguity (leaving Uganda, moving back to Michigan, starting grad school) so I’m not sad to see the back of it. I’m feeling very hopeful about 2019, so I … Read more

Do Readers Grow Up to Be Travelers?

Since I was a child, I’ve been entranced by two things: books and faraway places. Though I didn’t leave the country until I was 15, I explored as much as possible without going anywhere. I read stacks of books. I took my red wagon to the library. I called an empty closet my ‘travel room’, … Read more

Turning 28 + Some Life Updates

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. I’ve tried to blog more recently (see examples A, B, and C), but haven’t written anything of the personal nature in a while. So, I wanted to update you on what I’ve been up to this summer. Where I’ve been At gorgeous Muncho Lake in British Columbia, … Read more

Is It Smart to Travel Young? A Follow-up Five Years Later

Five years ago, I (melodramatically) posed the question, “Is it smart to travel young?” At the time, I was 22, working in Paris as an au pair. Though I loved my life in Paris, I feared I had preemptively ruined my career by taking a gap year. I certainly hadn’t, but I understand why I … Read more

The 9 Life Lessons I Learned on the Camino de Santiago

Yeats once wrote, “It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.” After walking nearly 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago, I fully understand that sentiment. The Camino was an intense physical challenge; I walked for five weeks, averaging … Read more

Life After Uganda: What I’m Doing Now

Last fall in Germany, a few weeks before doing the Camino Hey guys! I know it’s been a while since I updated you. I’ve been so quiet on social media that even some of my close friends have asked if I’m still in Uganda, ha. Here’s the situation. After living in Uganda for almost a … Read more

What I’ll Miss About Living in Uganda (And What I Won’t)

This week, I left Kampala, Uganda, after living there for almost a year. While I’m happy to be back in the states, I’m already missing my home away from home in Uganda’s capital. Which isn’t to say that living in Uganda didn’t frustrate me; at times, it did. But overall I really enjoyed living in Uganda. … Read more

Why I’m Walking the Camino de Santiago (Starting Today)

Here’s hoping I will look more graceful on the camino. Photo: Sateless Suitcase Sooo I have some exciting news – I’m walking the Camino de Santiago! And I start today (gulp). Needless to say, I’m kind of terrified but excited for the long journey ahead. What is the Camino? The Camino de Santiago is a … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Kampala, Uganda, is Really Like

A day in the life in Kampala, Uganda

A lot of readers have asked me about what living in Kampala is like. So here is a little about my daily life here! But first, some background – in January I quit my job in Boulder, Colorado, to move to Uganda. I live in Kampala, the capital and economic hub of the country, where … Read more

Life in Uganda: Months 3 & 4

Hey guys! So I’ve decided to resume my monthly recaps! My recaps will cover the highs and lows of living in Uganda, as well as recap where I’m traveling and what I’m reading. I’ve also decided to change the title of this series as it’s looking like I won’t be moving to Kenya any time … Read more