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TULUM, MEXICO (CITY GUIDE + A STORY OF A SNAKE, MURDER/SUICIDE, AND A WITCH)

December 22, 2017

When I set out earlier in the year on my adventure to find a new home, I chatted with nearly every single friend and stranger with whom I crossed paths to tap into the collective brain-trust of travelers to answer the question: where the hell should I go? We would sift through and list my many criteria for a locale for my fresh start and 9 times out of 10, the person would answer with complete clarity: Go to Tulum.…

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AN ODE TO MOLE AND THE CITY OF OAXACA, MEXICO

November 13, 2017

When I booked my ticket to Oaxaca, all I knew about the city (which turned out to be a state too- doh) was that it was the culinary epicenter of the country and home to Mole: one my favorite sauces since I went with my Spanish class in high school to a Mexican restaurant in Cleveland Ohio (supppps autentico!). I had also heard rumblings of artisanal Mezcal productions, but since I’ve never been able to tolerate hard liquor I paid…

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CITY GUIDES

WHY I CAME BACK TO BALI (AND WHERE TO EAT + PLAY CANGGU)

September 7, 2017

Canggu and I have a little love affair happening, and I just can’t quit it. After I left my nearly-a-month-stay in Canggu this April, I’ve been running it over and over in my mind like an obsessed schoolgirl. It is the life-altering place I was living when I got the most devastating phone call of my life from my family to tell me of my father’s passing, the magical place I met a traditional Balinese healer that changed my life…

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