Blue for Katoomba (Pt. III)

The Risk / Throughout life, your path will lead you down roads peppered with hidden risks and rewards. And although you may choose the direction in which your road winds, are you truly ever capable of plotting out your best days ever? Sometimes, our happiest moments arise when we have surrendered complete control of plansContinue reading “Blue for Katoomba (Pt. III)”

New Orleans / Australia (Pt. II)

Fired (Up) I absolutely resonate with the phrase “fly by the seat of your pants.” Not necessarily because I have ever piloted a plane in which I had to literally feel the g-forces of the aircraft resonating through my butt cheeks in order to steer us to safety, but because most of my new beginningsContinue reading “New Orleans / Australia (Pt. II)”

Australia: The Absolute Beginning (Pt. I)

Israel / Palestine I never knew I wanted to live abroad until I did. I was 11 years old when I boarded my first flight overseas despite never having set foot in an airplane before. The concept of land borders was still a foreign (haha) concept for my brain to grapple with at that ageContinue reading “Australia: The Absolute Beginning (Pt. I)”

Moving On

What do I know about moving on? Very little and quite a lot. I am still very much a woman who romanticizes┬áthe sweet smiles and tender kisses of past lovers. At 25 years old, I am barely capable of donating clothes bought for myself 10 years ago to the thrift store (I mean, c’mon, theyContinue reading “Moving On”

Smart World

You know, I receive a lot of questions and attention from friends, family members, and complete strangers regarding my decision to not own a smart phone. I might as well give the whole world an explanation after all of these years of using unrecognizable cellular ring tones. Let me start from the beginning. There wasContinue reading “Smart World”

Sweet Dreams in Nola

I bought a bed. After spending the month of April sleeping on hostel bunk beds and on a glorified air mattress in the guest room of a semi-retired, semi-crazy woman’s home, I officially moved to a duplex straddling the border line between Treme and MidCity. Although I am relieved to be splitting a home withContinue reading “Sweet Dreams in Nola”

Packing List

In preparation of departure: -DO borrow a scale from a friend in order to measure out the weight of your suitcase before arriving to the airport. It might not seem possible right now but your glass bottles filled with fish oil, pro-biotics, vitamin D, calcium, jojoba oil, pistachios, and lavender powder are likely to offendContinue reading “Packing List”

Leaving, but not on a midnight train to Georgia..

Instead, I’ll be leaving on a 6am bus tomorrow morning heading towards Jerusalem. We’re heading out for this whole week and we’re going to be residing at some youth hostels and a Bedouin tent at night. According to my handy dandy itinerary we will be exploring… -Latrun -Kastel -Ammunition Hill -Mt Herzel Cemetary -Mt ZionContinue reading “Leaving, but not on a midnight train to Georgia..”

Nine O’Clock/Seven O’Clock

I am overwhelmed traveling across North America. Trees dotting miles of country side, trees clumped in never ending bunches cascading down to form a mountain slide. Eighty-Five miles an hour allows these images to glide past; I never can quite recall the last thing I saw. They, my company in the front bob and nodContinue reading “Nine O’Clock/Seven O’Clock”