When Loneliness Strikes Abroad

A few weeks ago, a Swedish girl invited me out to a bar with her friends. The bar was in Kampala’s industrial district, on top of a warehouse. When I climbed the stairs to the rooftop, I saw a scene out of East London or Brooklyn. There were countless young people drinking cocktails under the faint … Read more

On Leaving Behind a Life You Love

A few months back, I was feeling unsure about my direction. So I read my tarot cards. The first card I pulled was a hierophant. It read, “You may be struggling with an issue and are unsure about what is “right” for you to do. Know that the answers are within you.” At the time, I was … Read more

My Travel Plans for 2017

Hey guys! So as you may have read, I’m moving to Uganda! (I still can’t write that without exclamation points, by the way.) In 2017 I’m going to travel much more than I have in the past few years. And I couldn’t be more excited. Naturally, I am dying to explore Africa, so want to see … Read more

My Number One Resolution for 2017

Hey guys, I hope you’re enjoying 2017 so far! Is it just me, or is it weirdly fun reading other people’s resolutions? Maybe I’m nosy, but I find it super interesting. So I figured I’d share mine for the year. Stop wasting time. In 2017, I’ve resolved to stop wasting time. Normally I’m a chronic waffler, and … Read more

I’m Moving to Uganda!!!

I’m kicking off 2017 with some big news – yesterday I quit my job and next month I’m moving to Africa! Uganda, specifically. Words can’t express how excited I am to live abroad again. Some of my friends think I’m insane – I’m quitting a great job to move to Africa, a continent I’ve never visited. … Read more

12 Tips for Overcoming Travel Anxiety

Confession – I can’t remember a time when I lived without anxiety. It’s my constant companion, my heaviest cross to bear. Anxiety is a nightmare because you can’t escape it; it’s a problem that exists within your own mind. No matter how far you go, it’s always with you. For me, anxiety is almost like a virus. … Read more