If you’re like most people, you probably dread the whole small-talk-with-strangers thing. Even if you’re an extrovert who enjoys meeting new people, small talk can be exhausting when you have to do it a lot.
As travel-obsessed as I am, it probably comes as no surprise that I’m a travel app junkie, as well.
I pretty much live on my phone (hazard of my job!) and when I’m traveling (especially in a foreign country) it’s an exceptionally useful tool.
On my most recent trip to New York City, per the recommendation of my lovely friend Nelly, I decided to visit the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. It just opened in December 2018, and even those too-cool Manhattanites are still flocking in to check it out.
When I started this blog a couple of years ago, I promised myself that I was going to be honest. If I couldn’t write honestly about a topic, maybe because it was too raw or too personal, or maybe because I only knew enough about it to be dangerous, then I was going to stay silent.
I was fortunate enough to be able to extend my July 4th holiday into a little mini staycation last week, and spent some time adventuring around Annapolis, Baltimore, and D.C.
I ate way too much good food, scoped out some new spots, soaked up some sunshine, and best of all, swung by my all-time favorite place in Baltimore: the Peabody Library.
It’s graduation season, and while that mostly makes me feel old (it’s been 10 years since I graduated from high school!), it also reminds me of just how much I didn’t know when I was 17, and how much I still have to learn.
Last month, I visited my best friend in New York City.
NYC is one of those places that simultaneously overwhelms and invigorates me.
My family’s motto is: “Hope for the best, plan for the worst.” It’s served us well.…