Friendships. Relationships are what elevate each place from just a city or a country to being my favorite place in that point of my own story. It’s sometimes family or long-time friends or even brand new friends.
My parents always wanted my sister and I to know there was a world outside of the safe bubble of my hometown. This was my first taste and likely a large reason for my never-ending wanderlust.Read more "Day 338: Favorite European Country – Part 3"
Belgium is my favorite because I proved to myself that I could be courageous and quit my job and move across the world like some fearless heroine in a novel. It wasn’t always easy, but Belgium, you earned that piece of my heart.Read more "Day 336: Favorite European Country – Part 2"
I am lucky. I have been to so many different places in Europe. This usually leads to the question “what has been your favorite? Where would you recommend going?” This, of course, is followed by a blank stare from me. How can I pick one! Honestly, I can’t say what is my favorite or where somebody […]Read more "Day 335: Favorite European Country – Part 1"
I can travel, people can move into my apartment, Kiki can be on extended holiday with my parents, and my best friend can be pursuing her dreams across the country, but nothing and nobody can take away that place where you feel you belong.Read more "Day 309: Six Days Until Departure"
What would those women at the World Conference of the International Women’s Year think of where we are now? Why are some of the most basic issues fought to be overcome in 1975 still issues today? We cannot let young women 40 years from today ask these same questions I am raising. We can change this. So let’s.Read more "Day 258: 1975, the International Women’s Year"
It’s been awhile. November was kind of a crazy month with a lot of emotional highs and lows. Right now, I am sitting in a coffee shop while my dad is visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp. After visiting Auschwitz, I don’t know if I could emotionally handle another camp this year – but I stand […]Read more "My Recent Battle with the Political Internet"