Posts Tagged‘USA’

My 6 Best Travel Moments of 2016

I started last year with My 5 Best Travel Moments of 2015, so why not kick it up a notch this year to My 6 Best Travel Moments of 2016?! This year was more about living abroad, and adjusting to an expat lifestyle, instead of traveling, and it has undoubtedly been one of the more important years of my life. While last year was more about solo travel and looking inwards, many of my favorite moments from this year were spent with others: both strangers and friends, and of course strangers who became friends. This year was all about connections,…

Being Patriotic via Instagram

I think it’s possible to be anti-Trump (and the incoming administration) without being anti-American. With homesickness starting to kick in and simultaneously having to hear so much anti-American sentiment lately abroad (including from myself), I think a reminder of how amazingly beautiful, colorful and diverse my country is would be perfect right about now. What better way to do so than through a homegrown American invention: Instagram! This is my attempt at being patriotic.                                                    …

Seegs Quarterly July – Sep 2016

My move to Hong Kong is complete – woohoo!! This summer felt endless with anticipation, but I’m happy to finally be here (loving it!) and underway with things. Some other things went down this summer, too, including some drama (of course). Let’s break down what I’ve been up to the past three months: More NJ – and more wedding season! I’m really glad I didn’t have to miss out on two of my best friend’s weddings. I basically planned my entire summer around attending, but I was happy to since they’ve both always been there for me and it was worth…

My 5 Best Travel Moments of 2015

This year was personally one of my greatest years on record for traveling. Even though things were a bit rocky at times this year, it always makes me feel so grateful to look back and be thankful for the journey. I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the experiences I’ve had, as well as the resources to make it all possible (even if it took some sacrifices along the way). Getting right to the point, here are my top 5 travel highlights of 2015:   1) Road tripping the Pacific Coast Highway This is one of the most beautiful drives on Earth. I…

Savannah, GA Unedited

The pages of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” come alive while sipping a sweet iced tea under a willow tree on a hazy summer day. I went to Savannah, Georgia many moons (and several years) ago on a Girls Getaway with my sisters for my mom’s 60th birthday. Overall, I’d recommend Savannah highly to anyone looking for any type of weekend getaway. It’s rich with beautiful architecture and weeping willows everywhere you turn. Sometimes I think it’s better to show you a place instead of telling you, so here are some photos I took when I was there. Please…

What You Didn’t See On Instagram

Of course on my social media accounts, you’ll only find beautiful photos of the seemingly fun times and beautiful landscapes while I’m traveling. However, I have to admit there’s always a lot more going on behind the scenes. Things that I don’t necessarily know how to convey to people who repeatedly tell me how envious they are of my travels. So here’s my attempt to relay some of what was really going on behind some of my Instagram posts:   I took this photo in Vietnam, approximately 4 minutes before I tripped and twisted my ankle, while tumbling down the street like a rubber ball.…

Hanging Ten with Surfers in SoCal

I recently spent some time visiting with a good friend on the West Coast (particularly Southern California, or SoCal), and I’m still processing the variances out there from my own East Coast attitude. Having not only grown up in New Jersey, and having lived in and around New York City for years now, it has become inherently clear in my attitude. This is particularly applicable in places as contrasting as SoCal, and even in parts of Italy with their “Relax! It’ll get done when it needs to get done!” laid-back attitude. I’m sad to admit that I generally always expect new…