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

    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

    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


    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Mexico City pt. 2

    The second half of month one in Mexico City went by way too quickly. I had been in a little bit of a funk ever since I got back from Cuba. I was in…

    January 31, 2017