The Nomadic Life · The United States · Travel

How Lyft Inspired My Most Creative Date Night in San Francisco

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

Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life · The United States

A Year of Returning Home from the Peace Corps

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.

Mexico · The Nomadic Life

Where do the Locals Eat in Oaxaca City, Mexico?

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?

Mexico · North America · Travel

Dancing With the Dead 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

In Photos · North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot [Washington]

Bringing you a travel snapshot from Beat Nomad’s archives each and every Tuesday. This photo was taken at Lake Crescent on a trip to the Olympic National Park shortly after I moved to Seattle. A couple of medical students from Arkansas that I met at a hostel and I were staying at Lake Crescent Lodge,…… Continue reading A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot [Washington]

North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

Thru Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail: An Elusive Route

“Do you like long walks on the beach?” my friend teased; referencing how I’d earlier rolled my eyes at this cliché interest listed on a facebook profile. I smiled, and had to admit the irony of my judgment as I looked around at the giant boulders jutting from the ocean and the seemingly endless expanse…… Continue reading Thru Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail: An Elusive Route

Adventure Travel · In Photos · North America · Oregon · The Nomadic Life

Brookings, Oregon: The End of the Oregon Coast Trail [photos]

For roughly two weeks I followed the Oregon Coast Trail by means of foot and wheel, finally finishing the trip outside Brookings, Oregon and camping there for two nights with the boyfriend. Although hikers can feasibly attempt the trail as a thru-trail, most opt to do it in a series of short day hikes. After…… Continue reading Brookings, Oregon: The End of the Oregon Coast Trail [photos]