• TRAVEL

    Lake Titicaca

    Besides the mesmerizing Machu Picchu trek, the second week in Peru I took a side trip to one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water, Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca…

    May 12, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Machu Picchu

    I first remember learning about Machu Picchu in my fourth-grade history class when we were covering South America and the Incas. In my mind, I still can see the black and white photo on…

    May 2, 2017
  • DESIGN

    Modern Mules

    Mule, a French word, is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed. Mules can be any heel height – from flat to high. I have seen the most recent styles in…

    May 1, 2017
  • LIFESTYLE

    How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

    Aside from my beautiful Instagram photos, traveling with Remote Year hasn’t been easy. I get homesick, I miss out on major milestones with friends and family, I have deadlines in different time zones, I…

    April 21, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Cartagena

    Cartagena de Indias is a 16th-century treasure rich in history and culture, of cobbled streets and pastel-coloured walls, of arcaded squares and elegant promenades on the Caribbean coast. This charismatic Colonial town is a…

    April 18, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Medellín

    Month 3 of Remote Year has me living and working in breathtaking Medellín, the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of Antioquia. I fell in love with this city the moment I arrived…

    April 13, 2017
  • LIFESTYLE

    Colombian Ajiaco Soup

      Ajiaco is a classic chicken and potato soup from the mountains around Bogotá. I had it several times living in the city, and it quickly became a staple in my diet. This soup is about as simple, delicious,…

    March 23, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Bogotá pt. 2

    The second half of my stay here in Bogotá was so much better than the first half. I feel that I grew emotionally and physically this month, and even though it was challenging at times,…

    March 3, 2017
  • DESIGN

    Barranquilla Carnival Style

    Carnaval de Barranquilla, the second largest Carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro, is a force to be reckoned with. Barranquilla’s Carnival is also Colombia’s most important folkloric celebration. The carnival has traditions…

    February 22, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Bogotá pt. 1

    Month 2 of Remote Year has me living and working in Colombia’s sprawling capital, Bogotá. The city itself is surrounded by Andean peaks and filled with urban sophistication and colonial wonder. It is the third-highest capital in…

    February 22, 2017