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our guide to the nusa islands

Posted on April 20, 2018

When it comes down to what I think people from the West picture when they picture Bali, the Nusa Islands deliver in every possible way. Sandy beaches, hidden coves, reefs teaming with life, bumpy roads and barely any road signs….   These islands still feel under-explored even though they have a bizarrely high percentage of some of the most beautiful sights in all of Indonesia, (let alone Bali) all of which are within an hour of one another. If youRead More

our first night in Paris

Posted on March 9, 2018

  When we were landing in Paris, night had just fallen and our plane cruised down toward the runway just as the Eiffel Tower lights were flickering on. After over a month in the Middle East and Asia, the sight of this city almost felt like coming home.   Porter and I both are fortunate enough to have spent a lot of time in Paris (this was my ninth trip here), so we have favorite areas and restaurants and placesRead More

things we’ve learned these past couple weeks: safety, sock bag, and suppertime

Posted on January 21, 2018

Hey Everyone!   I’m currently working on a much longer sustainability-focused post all about the massive efforts here in the Maldives to reduce waste and preserve the reefs. That will be up later on this week, but in the meantime, I wanted to put up a short little post about a few things that have been on my (& Porter’s) minds this week.   The first ten days or so of leaving on a big trip are important ones becauseRead More

heading home & what’s next for us 

Posted on December 4, 2017

  Just five or six months ago, I remember sitting down to write out the big announcement that we were leaving Boston to travel the world indefinitely. As soon as I hit “post” I felt like we’d crossed an invisible demarcation line, as if our lives had just entered a new phase; a phase that came with the sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting certainty that everything was about to be different. But in truth, our lives didn’t change when we hitRead More

mykonos grand, greece

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Last week, Porter and I had the chance to spend some time at Mykonos Grand, and the whole time we were there, we kept repeating that line from Gatsby about large parties actually being more intimate than small ones. While we’ve been traveling, we’ve been collaborating solely with boutique hotels. Most of the hotels we work with have thirty rooms or less. We love this atmosphere, the attention to detail, the close-knit feel of the staff at each one,Read More

mountaintop mishaps 

Posted on October 11, 2017

  What I’m Wearing: Rowie Cami, American Apparel Shorts (similar), Allbirds Sneakers What Porter’s Wearing: Scotch & Soda Shorts, Wings & Horns T Shirt, Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneakers   “I left the battery in the charger.” This is the sentence I’ve been dreading this trip, one that I knew was probably inevitable at one point or another, but also one that I swore I would do everything in my power to avoid hearing or saying. Porter and I are prettyRead More

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