• Rodeo queens at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade.

    Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Daddy of ‘Em All

    My dream was coming true – I would attend Cheyenne Frontier Days 2015! As if watching the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping competitions wasn’t enough, I got to climb in a bull chute and wander the arena pre-rodeo, and later stand in the chutes mere feet from some verrrry pissed off bulls during the actual rodeo (behind some very fine-looking cowboys in chaps, I might add).

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres

    Day Trips From Paris: Whooping It Up in Chartres, Fontainebleau

    When you think “whooping it up,” I’m sure French cathedrals and chalets are among the first things to spring to mind, no? No? At any rate, with a week to while away in the City of Lights, Ayaz and I decided to make multiple day trips outside the city center. […]

  • Views of Le Marais.

    Goodbye, Stranger: A Paris Lovesong

    Frank Sinatra and New York. Elvis and Las Vegas. Supertramp and Paris. Wait, what? Every city deserves a theme, at least when you’re traveling…

Rodeo queens at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade.

Cheyenne Frontier Days: The Daddy of ‘Em All

My dream was coming true – I would attend Cheyenne Frontier Days 2015! As if watching the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping competitions wasn’t enough, I got to climb in a bull chute and wander the arena pre-rodeo, and later stand in the chutes mere feet from some verrrry pissed off bulls during the actual rodeo (behind some very fine-looking cowboys in chaps, I might add).

Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres

Day Trips From Paris: Whooping It Up in Chartres, Fontainebleau

When you think “whooping it up,” I’m sure French cathedrals and chalets are among the first things to spring to mind, no? No? At any rate, with a week to while away in the City of Lights, Ayaz and I decided to make multiple day trips outside the city center. […]

Views of Le Marais.

Goodbye, Stranger: A Paris Lovesong

Frank Sinatra and New York. Elvis and Las Vegas. Supertramp and Paris. Wait, what? Every city deserves a theme, at least when you’re traveling…

The Malaga Cathedral, also known as the "one-armed lady."

Spain’s Little Secret: Viva Malaga!

Malaga actually has a heckuva lot to offer. It’s filled with culture — museums, Picasso’s birthplace, churches out the wazoo, a Moorish fortress. Plus, it’s a university town, which means cheap, tasty food.

The view overlooking Marbella.

International Love: An Indian Wedding in Spain

We had traveled to Marbella, tucked along Spain’s Costa del Sol, to attend Ayaz’s cousin’s wedding, and for those few days in Marbella, it was hard not to feel like I was a guest at a Hollywood-worthy extravaganza…

A little bit of wisdom on the sidewalks of Wynwood.

You’re the Only Magic in the City

Miami is stunning, it glitters, but there’s also depth and darkness, a heavy dose of Latino passion, and a whole lot of weird. Which is why I love it.

Ribs with mac and cheese and coleslaw.

Savannah BBQ, Git in Mah Belly!

I’m a Yankee, through and through. But, dang it, if I don’t love me some good, old fashioned Southern cooking — and I found it. In Savannah.

Florida Keys Weekend Road Trip Part 2: Key West

Florida Keys Weekend Road Trip Part 2: Key West

If you’ve never been, Key West is a quirky, stranger-than-strange world. You know how Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird”? Well, Key West doesn’t have to make such commands. Key West, if you dig past its bros-on-a-bar-crawl exterior, is nothing but weird. And it’s not about to change.

The beach at Founders Park, Islamorada.

Florida Keys Weekend Road Trip Part 1: Key Largo

A giant perk of living in Miami is its proximity to one of the United States’s most popular vacation destinations (well, other than Miami itself, that is): The Florida Keys. You can pack a heckuva lot into a Florida Keys weekend road trip from Miami — see what we enjoyed and why we extended our trip.

Git in mah belly, Blue Bird Bake Shop cupcake!

Orlando: More Than the Mouse

It may be the most-visited destination in the United States, but let’s face it, when most people travel to Orlando, they’re going to see Mickey, Minnie, and their character cohorts at Disney’s juggernaut of theme parks. Of course, Orlando hosts loads of other theme parks (Harry Potter, anyone?), an ever-increasing number […]

Money, Money, Money: Can You Afford to Be Location Independent?

Money, Money, Money: Can You Afford to Be Location Independent?

After 2 years on the road, we’ve accumulated a lot of tips, tricks, and financial know-how that I wanna share with my fellow wandering souls.

Cinderella's Castle

From Walt Disney World, With Thanks

My childhood vacations to Walt Disney World are among my favorite memories. Not because of some magical, gooey family bonding experience, but because I still nearly wet my pants laughing at our shenanigans. Now, 30 years later, I returned to the scene of the, er, crimes.