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verdon gorge
Europe

I don’t know about you, but when I think about the south of France, I picture hilltop villages, lavender fields, herbs and fresh fruit, castles, and the French Riviera.

If you described to me a 15-mile-long gorge with an accompanying milky neon aqua-colored lake, I’d assume you were waxing poetic about Slovenia.

villages in provence
Europe

Anyone remember their high school superlatives? I never got voted in for anything, which I was quite happy about (cause y’know, can’t put homegirl in a box). But if I had to give my 17-year-old self a title, I probably would have been the Most Determined (to get the hell out of my hometown and make it into a top college), or Most Serious (a far cry from the goofball I am today, but back then I had no time for LOLs, chats, or fun).

Europe

Soooooo, in case I haven’t mentioned it yet: I got a drone!

You guys, I never ever thought I’d be a drone owner. I’m typically one of the ones who roll their eyes whenever they hear the buzzing sound overhead.

best coffee budapest
Europe

Among several other delights, it turns out that Budapest is chock full of specialty coffee shops. I swear, I saw signs along the lines of “we serve speciality coffee” outside of what seemed like every other cafe around the city.

things to do in budapest
Hungary

I didn’t expect much from Budapest apart from thermal baths and ruin bars, but I gave myself 9 full days there to thoroughly enjoy those things while catching up on all the work I didn’t do while frolicking around France the previous couple weeks.

santorini travel blog
Europe

It’s that time of year again! You know, the one where it stops being beach weather in Sydney and I bugger off to warmer climes for awhile :)

In 2018, I returned to the US for about a month for some family time, NYC catch ups, and adventures in my favorite state, California.

best coffee sydney
Australia

This article was published in May 2015 and last updated in October 2019.

Sydney is where my coffee obsession was born, some 14 years ago. Some of my favorite cafes from back then are still thriving in this city today, and that makes me extremely happy.