Pride (poem)

(inspired by the legalization of gay marriage in the United States-- June 2015) Pride Love sins for all the wrong reasons. but we know,they know,He knows that it’s all about waking upand seeing your loved one’s facenext to yours, freckled like coffee dropsacross the bridge of the nose—lashes curled like daffodilsthat remind you of how … Continue reading Pride (poem)

Feeling Unsafe as a Solo Female Traveler (My Experience)

Photo by Rachel Claire on Pexels.com Hello, folks. This week's post will be less of an optimistic one than usual, but I wanted to write about this to spread awareness about the instances that many people don't see (nor really talk about) when it comes to travel. While travel comes with plenty of joyous and … Continue reading Feeling Unsafe as a Solo Female Traveler (My Experience)

29 Lessons I Learned in 29 Years

Hello, hello! Today is my birthday, and this year, I turn 29. Crazy to believe I'm at the end of my twenties, that I'm only a year away from hitting the big 3-0. You can expect a more-comprehensive "life lesson" kind of post from me next year, as I reflect on my twenties, but as … Continue reading 29 Lessons I Learned in 29 Years

Refugee (poem)

(inspired by Calais, France-- December 2015) Refugee “I took a few steps and saw them, guys wearing uniforms with their dogs off the leash, carrying shiny, polished holstered guns...And the heavy pounding on their bodies, their bones scraping on the flooring, the thud made by the impact of their skulls on the steps, I can … Continue reading Refugee (poem)

I Got COVID.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Hey, folks. This week's post is different from what I usually share on this blog, but I figure I would share it with you regardless, as COVID-19 does *somewhat* relate to travel. With the world opening up-- and remaining open-- to travel, it's important to keep in mind that the … Continue reading I Got COVID.