In case you don’t know this about me already, let me tell you: I’m kind of a big fan of Prince. If you’d like to read an emo account about how I came to his music, you can read about that HERE. If you’d like to read an equally emo account about how I made […]

The River North Arts District, or RiNo, turned out to be my Denver Happy Place. I found it by mistake, getting from Point A to Point B using my most-trusted navigation app, Waze. Miss Wazee takes me some crazy roundabout routes, but I trust her. And I almost never stray from her direction – it […]

Well. Denver. Who knew? A friend asked why I was in Denver. Because texting is annoying and not terribly nuanced, I told him the following: Shortest Story: there was a sale on flights and I had miles Short Story: I need more places to write about for The Travel Season Long, Long, Long Story: my […]

I wanted to go to Big Sur because my lover had never been there, despite having grown up in California. How often do I get to introduce someone to new magic in their own backyard? And yes, I’ll admit it: I used this as an excuse to pay a long-overdue visit my First Big California […]

When I landed at the Sydney Airport in Australia with three long, unplanned months ahead of me and only $400 in my pocket, I wasn’t sure what I’d been thinking. But, there I was, navigating toward baggage claim and then letting myself be pulled into Sydney proper, to a hostel, then to the first of […]

I went to Australia on a whim. Yes, I know: that seems like a pretty big whim. It was. But when at a point in life during which you can jump at weird opportunities…why not? I was working as a hostess at Roy’s at Spanish Bay, at Pebble Beach. I was dating a wonderful man. […]

Monday was my 21st Caliversary…that’s right, I’ve now lived in California for more than half of my life. DID I CELEBRATE?! You know it! First, I worked my butt off because living in California, especially in the Bay Area, means you gotta hustle to pay those bills – BAM! Next, I put a few more […]

Not to be dramatic or anything, but I had a very unexpected life-changing experience in South Lake Tahoe. Who knew this was even possible?! The trip started out in a pretty lackluster way. I woke up at 5am to get some work done, then spent five hours driving to Tahoe (unenthusiastic ‘yaaaaaaaay’), this time catching […]

Detroit just does not get enough love. I say this as someone who grew up a couple hours away and was taught to be afraid of it, much like I was taught to be afraid of food involving leaves, and making left turns across more than one lane of oncoming traffic. Luckily, I became an […]

When given an opportunity to check out someplace completely new, I jump at it! Hahaha, I’m totally kidding! I first have to weigh whether or not I’m ‘feeling it’ versus how I’ll feel if I let the moment go and therefore perhaps waste my one chance to (fill in the blank). Sometimes I pass up […]