Stories Category

Feminine ‘Street Smarts’ – Guest post on ‘The Broke Backpacker’ blog!

Take a peek at my Broke Backpacker guest post on how to stay safe while being a solo female traveler!

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Mirrors (published in Forth Magazine) 

Forth Magazine has been kind enough to publish one of my favorite pieces of travel writing – “Mirrors.” The piece was inspired by my trip to Jakarta, Indonesia during Ramadan, back in August, 2012. I was traveling with someone who, at the time, I had recently met and fallen in love with. The piece is […]

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Istanbul, Constantinople! (Turkey)

I’ve briefly touched on the topic of Istanbul in a previous post, but the city of Istanbul is my second favorite global metropolis in the world, so I feel it’s time to further, and more deeply examine my adventures there. In addition, I get asked about Istanbul, and Turkey in general, more often than most other places. […]

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The Fight for Cultural and Political Freedom (Hong Kong)

Hello everyone! I am finally back in the USA from my trip to Hong Kong to cover the pro-democracy protests that have sprung up recently. It has been quite the adventure! You can find my published article about the protests on Wheat City Magazine‘s online site (or here’s a direct link). It was quite inspiring […]

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Halloween in the SAR (Hong Kong, China)

In 2012, I decided to spend Halloween in Hong Kong, both as a way to celebrate the holiday and my birthday, which is towards the beginning of October. Hong Kong is one of my favorite destinations and I had been there several times before (and several times after as well), although I had never been for […]

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Breakdancing in Cambodia (Siem Reap)

Pub Street in the old market area of Siem Reap, Cambodia, is the place to be after sundown. Siem Reap is primarily known as the city closest to Angkor Wat, and thus attracts people visiting the ancient temple complex (see my entry on this here). However, there are quite a few backpackers in the city as […]

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The Egyptian Revolution

Traveling to Egypt in January of 2011 was one of my most intense travel experiences–and I don’t say that lightly, considering I’ve traveled to many crazy places during many crazy events! I’ve taken awhile to write about this because it was such an all encompassing experience. It’s hard to really do the whole thing justice; […]

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Majorelle Garden (Marrakech, Morocco)

I visited Morocco several years ago–I believe it was back in 2010 or 2011—and it was a fabulous trip, full of the most amazing natural vistas, stunning architectural marvels, as well as lively markets and very friendly people. I had always wanted to visit Morocco, mainly because that’s where Penny Lane, the groupie from the […]

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A Revolution of Dignity (Kiev, Ukraine)

Hello again! The second piece regarding my trip to Ukraine and my visit to the Ukrainian protestors camped out on the Maidan can be found here. Please take a moment out of your day to give it a read and a share. It’s provides a perspective on the Ukrainian situation that most people in America […]

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Kibera Slums (Nairobi, Kenya)

Going to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time was quite an adventure. I had always wanted to visit West Africa (Ivory Coast, Liberia, etc), however, I had a few friends who wanted to do the whole safari thing and see the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, so I decided to tag along. Well, […]

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