We’re Married!

All photos by Hyde Photography The second half of this year was slow on travel because…we were getting ready for our wedding! On August 18, 2018 we had our legal ceremony in Central Park, officiated by our friend KP & witnessed by a maid of honor and best man. It was a simple ceremony, done…

30 Days without Instagram + A Money Diary

And no, it’s not for Lent.  I go into periods without social media once in a while. Usually it’s because I find it affecting my mental health (Insta-envy is real!), or I find it taking over my free time too much. This time, it started off as an accident. As most of you know, I…

turning a quarter century

I turned 25 recently. Depending on where you’re reading this from, that’s either really young, or that’s the age when you should already have multiple kids and a house. These days I’m surrounded by urban, highly-educated, non-religious colleagues & friends, so I think it’s still generally considered quite young. Most 25-year-olds in my circles are…

August 2017

Last year I wrote an “autumnal reflection” in August, as it was the beginning of another “year” but with very minimal changes. I smile a bit when I read that post, because I referenced August 2017 as if it were so far away at the time. I suppose it did feel like that, back then….

Boston Bucket-List

We’ve finally moved to Boston (more on that here). New York City felt infinite and endless – there was almost too much going on at all times. Just when we got the hang of the city though, it was time to move on. Perhaps we’ll be back again some day, perhaps not – the next time we’ll…

A Few October Updates (2016)

With the blink of an eye, October has come and past – and no travel posts from me?! That’s because this month was the start of my “real life” – a new job, and the beginning of being a real-full time student as my thesis was recently accepted (woot). And don’t worry, there was LOTS…

Money Diaries: Week of August 7

I am so excited for the month of August. Now that I’ve finished the FIRST YEAR OF GRAD SCHOOL (somehow) and many of my extracurriculars are taking a hiatus for a month, I’m excited to be a real person with real adult freedom (and yes, I am still working a full-time job…it just feels so…