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I’ve always had a passion for travel. From childhood summer vacations visiting U.S. national parks to college study abroad experiences in Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, I caught the travel bug early in life and haven’t been able to stop. After college, graduate school, and five years of work, I decided to leave the working world behind for a year-long round-the-work (RTW) trip that led me to Amman, Jordan, where I’m currently living as an expat. While I have a permanent base in Amman, I’m still traveling the world and sharing my stories from the road as often as I can. So far, I’ve visited 36 countries…and counting!


    4 Off-the-Beaten Path Destinations for Romance

    It’s Valentine’s Day and around this time of year, you see a lot of lists of the top romantic destinations in the world.  While I’d never turn down a romantic trip to Paris, I wanted to share with you some of the more off-the-beaten path, unexpected romantic destinations that I’ve visited over the past few years. #1 – Óbidos, Portugal The medieval village of Óbidos, Portugal, is short bus ride outside of Lisbon – making it the perfect day trip or…

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  • Finding Cheap Flights

    My Top Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

    During the past few months, several people have come to me for advice on finding cheap flights.  While I’m definitely not an expert, I do have a good bit of experience…

  • Top 15 of 2015

    Top 15 of 2015!

    It’s hard to believe that 2015 has come to a close.  It was a year of travel but also a year of changes. After traveling for the first 8 months of…

  • Travel

    Discovering a Different Amman

    This week marks two months that I’ve been in Jordan.  In some ways, it’s hard to believe that two months have already flown by.  However, after not having a place to…