Like many San Franciscans, I don’t own a car. I bike, walk, and take public transportation or Lyft almost everywhere. Typically, this means I end up staying within a mile radius of my house (the Mission, Castro, and Noe Valley) even though I know the city has so much more to offer. So one night, after…… Continue reading How Lyft Inspired My Most Creative Date Night in San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge is a must see attraction in San Francisco, and some travelers want not just to see it, but to bike across it. As an avid Bay Area biker, I think it’s great that travelers can bike the Golden Gate Bridge (GG Bridge for short). It’s an incredible structure, and perhaps one of the most…… Continue reading 10 Things to Know Before You Bike the Golden Gate Bridge
After publishing a post earlier this year with tips for aspiring travel bloggers, I was inspired by some of the larger changes going on at Upwork (formally Odesk / Elance) to share my personal experiences and general best practices for becoming a successful freelance writer — travel sphere and otherwise. Currently, I freelance write part-time for 2 publications and it’s a fantastic…… Continue reading How to Be a Successful Freelance Writer
I never thought I’d actually be writing this post. For one, so many people are already talking about how to make it as a travel blogger, even running whole courses or consulting agencies on it. I always thought “what do I have to contribute to the conversation?” Secondly, I still very much felt like a blogging…… Continue reading What’s Your Advice for Becoming a Travel Writer?
What’s it like to return home after the Peace Corps? What does the process of re-integration into American life look like? One RPCV shares.
Last year, I put Oaxaca City (among several other destinations) on my 2014 travel bucket for a single yet standout reason: the food. From complex moles to simple street food, there’s a reason why Mexicans and non-Mexicans alike praise this region for its cuisine. The city (and region) knows how to cook. Even before leaving, Jon and I…… Continue reading Where do the Locals Eat in Oaxaca City, Mexico?
“You know, on dia de los muertos, we really believe the dead are sitting here with us.” Judith, a Oaxaca City native and cousin of Jon’s co-worker, told us over drinks in the hip, downtown restaurant of Los Danzantes. I took another sip of my cocktail and looked sideways across the courtyard where a group of fake skeletons had been…… Continue reading Dancing With the Dead in Oaxaca City, Mexico