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Family, Travel

Life Abroad in Shanghai, China

For as much as I love getting to call Harlem, NYC home, there are times when my mind wanders to thoughts about what it might be like to live abroad for a year or two. To immerse our family in a different culture, new adventures, perhaps a new language. In my 34+ years of life, I’ve moved to different cities and states, but still never farther than a three-hour drive from where I was born. So the whole idea of packing up and moving across an ocean is hard to fathom.

And yet, lots of people do it. And I’m totally fascinated by it.

Since I don’t see an international move in my near future, I figured the next best thing was to send a barrage of questions to a friend who is doing the very thing that I find so fascinating, in part to learn something new and to also live vicariously through her. Continue Reading


Fun Times in Austin, TX

We spent most of last week in a city we’d long been hoping to visit — Austin, TX.

Back in 2010, Austin was nowhere on my radar. But between SXSW, Austin City Limits, and a general cultural appreciation for all things weird, I feel like Austin has steadily made it onto everybody’s radar. So much so that when I told people Jordan and I were going to visit, they were surprised to hear it was our first visit. Continue Reading

At Home, Travel

A Long Weekend in San Diego

This past weekend we had to travel to San Diego for the best of reasons — to attend the wedding of two amazing people. Since we were journeying all that way, we decided to add a couple days to our stay to enjoy the city, and some very good times were had.  Continue Reading