La Vida es Pura

Playa Uvita, Costa Rica

BIG NEWS: Rhianna and I bought one-way tickets to Costa Rica. I honestly can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. This will be my fourth time visiting that beautiful country, and my second time this year alone. La vida es PURA, baby. Already, this trip is beginning to look a little different than all the […]

A Better Traveler

Pemigewasset river

I was supposed to be in Europe right now. At least, that’s where I thought I would be on this November 22nd, back when I scribbled all those plans and lists into my journal over the summer. Amidst the doodles in the margins are the remnants of the fall I thought I would be having: Spain […]

Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina

Sosta café in downtown Raleigh

We had a family party a few weekends ago. It was pretty typical gathering, a twice-yearly, all-in-one occasion where we get all the cousins and aunts and uncles together, eat a lot of food, and celebrate all the birthdays/graduations/momentous life events that occurred since the last fiesta six months ago. It’s a great system, really, for […]