We are almost at the one year mark in Timor-Leste (WOOHOOOOO! #wemadeit), and having officially moved into independent housing means lots and lots of experimental cooking. We live on an island with seasonal availability of ingredients, sometimes no eggs for weeks at a time, and a blazing heat that can ruin most dairy products. No problem, Timor. I’ve accepted your food challenges, … More Recreating Home Classics
*Written by Kayla* Is it scary? Don’t you feel lonesome? Oh, it must be so exhilarating! Good for you, this is the time to do it! Takes an especially strong kind of person to do that… but be safe out there, please!! All phrases I’ve heard many times in the past few years, ever since … More Advantages and Disadvantages of Traveling Solo
I recently came to the decision to embrace what my naturally-athletic body wants to be: a buff, badass bitch. Why did it take this long, you may ask? Well, as most girls, I’ve been conditioned to make myself as small as possible. Being tall and athletic was this “curse” on me for all of my … More Small fo’ What?
~Written by Kayla~ 11 days, 12 states, countless beautiful sights. I spent the first half of June driving from Boston to Colorado, with a destination of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, to see one of my favorite musicians: Tash Sultana [who opened for the lovely John Butler Trio]. Then, I booked it back to New York for … More Solo Trip To Colorado – How Much Did It Cost Me?
Hey Everyone, In my last post, I talked about how a recent trip to the aquarium got me thinking about how we can all be better at saving our planet and the creatures that live on it with us. In this post, I wanted to give you all a list of organizations that I love … More about that #conservationlife
Living in Timor has opened my eyes quite a lot to the issue of conservation. Like Gianna talked about in her last post, many of the problems we find in the environment are caused by humans messing things up in the first place. We have entire industries piggyback riding on the notion of becoming green and eco-friendly, because we … More What Timor Is Teaching Me About Conservation
~Written by Kayla~ Let me premise this post by saying I am not your average travel bug, that’s for damn sure! The wanderlust began when I was a freshman in college and after a year of living on my own, away from my parents, I couldn’t stand to be stuck back in my hometown for … More How #vanlife Captured My Heart
For as long as I can remember, I have always apologized for too many things. My sister even nicknamed me “The Sorry Girl” when she was lecturing me (I know, VERY creative name). I know many people may share this struggle in various ways, but I’m here to tell you there is hope! You can … More I Ain’t Sorry
Hey guys, I was originally going to post this a few weeks ago, but I felt like it needed some more work before it went up here. About a month ago I went to an aquarium with one of my favorite cousins and her two kids. You may remember me writing about those two kiddos … More Aquarium Or Not?
Hey, Y’all! As some of you may know, I recently traveled to Florence, Italy! Of course, I have to share my experience with all of you here. I’ve wanted to go to Italy since I was about 15 years old and this trip was everything I thought it would be and more. Last November my … More An American in Italy