Hey there! I’ve just returned from a belated honeymoon and first wedding anniversary vacation, and let me tell you… it was fabulous! There are so many reasons people are attracted to this little island, and even more reasons to come back and explore some more. Between the proud local culture, easy accessibility to both luxury … More Honeymoon in Bali
Mediocrity has become somewhat of a curse word. I get why it has a bad rap- it’s the butt of many an Instagram quote, the fire added to many an insult, and seen as where one goes when one falls short of one’s goals. Okay, I’m done talking in “ones”. But, a book I’m currently … More Embracing Mediocrity: The Creative’s Journey
~Written by Kayla~ I came into the week with the thought of writing about being a vegan traveler or traveling minimalistically, which I will eventually write about, but the past week has contained a whirlwind of emotions and experiences that have led me to the need to write about a more sensitive and unique … More Alone & Healing in a Foreign Country: When Tragedy Spurs Growth.
Back in the States, I was the kind of gal that would spend my time trying to figure out the root of world problems. I guess that is why I ended up getting a degree in Sociology, and how I ended up doing Peace Corps. It fascinated me to mull over and try to understand why problems … More Found: Your Clothing Donations
In the year 2013, in humid, beautiful Cape Town, a persona was born. Feisty-Black-Feminst Céline entered the realm of Twitter, and I have to admit, she was pretty badass With each passing year she led me to smarter, sassier and feistier Twitter/Instagram accounts with infinite jewels of wisdom to impart. However, around 2015 I had … More Farewell to Feisty Twitter-Me
Hey, Y’all! The past few weeks in my life have been a little insane. I’ve had shoots for school, papers due, work, dance rehearsals etc. and all of it just kind of hit me at once. Normally this kind of schedule would stress me out, this time though, I felt like I managed my stress … More 5 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress
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?