Maybe I’m Alone for the Holidays, But Lonely I’m Not

Christmas: whether one is single or in a couple, whether traveling to family or vice versa; typically, it’s a holiday one spends with loved ones. But this year, my Christmas looks a little different. And I love the flexibility and freedom.

Lifestyle, Travel

My Favorite Places in Phoenix/Scottsdale: Restaurant Edition

Take it from a 10-plus year resident who loves to eat and drink, here's 15 of my favorite places in Phoenix/Scottsdale, restaurant edition.


Packing the Daypack: My Must-Have Accessories

I'm a backpacker, and I pack light; so when I travel abroad I put a lot of thought into packing my daypack so I'm always prepared.


How I Use Couchsurfing for Local Experiences and Budget Travel

As a host, to Couchsurf is to open up your space and share the secrets and joys of your home city. As a guest, Couchsurfing is for those who want a different experience and the companionship, guidance, and friendship of a local.