Category Archives: Travel Narratives

My travel narratives from around the world.

It’s Okay to Feel Angry About COVID-19

strolling on the beach

As an English teacher, I’ve taught Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at least six times. I actually memorized most scenes in the 1996 film featuring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. As a final project, my students selected modern day examples of hysteria and drew comparisons to Miller’s play. As for me, I never thought I’d live […]

My 2020 Goal: Get Over My Fear of Flying

get over my fear of flying

Can I really get over my fear of flying? Really? Yup, crushing my fear of flying is an ambitious feat for 2020. A decade without fear sounds incredible. Absolutely incredible. If I could get over my fear of flying, my life would improve tenfold. However, I’m a realist. Is it truly possible to leave those […]

Heart Broken Stories: How NYC Emotionally Healed Me

heart broken stories in nyc

First a disclaimer. Initially, I was completely torn about writing this article on heart broken stories and breakup recovery. I waffled about it all week. I would write a paragraph, shake my head, and close the draft. Then I’d open it again. Argh. As you already know, I don’t make too many references to my […]

Personal Essay: Why I Love Traveling So Much

love to travel

It’s obvious to everyone who meets me that I love traveling. The idea of travel, packing my bags and disappearing to someplace new, lives inside the brain allllll the time. For example, whenever I meet someone for the first time or even encounter an old friend, I instantly want to talk about my upcoming trips, […]

On Summer Vacation, the Jersey Shore, and Self-Love

thoughts on summer vacation

Yaaaaay, school’s out for summer and it’s time for a shiny life update! Summer is a season that’s often packed to the brim with exciting travel plans, but as for me, I’m rediscovering lots of self-love on my summer vacation. Awwwww. Or at least I’m championing self-love as my personal mission, aha. I don’t know […]