I’m standing across the street from one of our favorite coffeeshops. It’s closed, like everything. The now-empty chairs that Laura and I have spent countless hours sipping americanos. In those very chairs, we’d have work meetings, dream dreams, and loiter away many mornings perfectly spent. I see posted for what feels like the first time […]

People go to Japan for a hundred different reasons. The top of my list? I wanted to take an epic bath.  But before we get there, let me first tell you that the path to a Japanese tea house is as important as the tea house itself. While walking the path, we are able to […]

One of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had was at Café de l’Ambre in Tokyo. This delightful coffeeshop opened in 1948 and the decor hasn’t changed since. Located in the luxe futurescape of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood, the dim lighting, mid-century red booths, and dark wood make you feel like you’re about to meet […]

When I was 25, my best friend and I bought one way tickets to Argentina with no real plan for the next year of our lives. We spent months bus-hopping across the continent: surfing in Peru, cuddling orphans in Bolivia, accidentally taking a drug run bus through the dead of night in Colombia. It was […]

“The greatest pleasure does not consist in experiencing new things, but in savoring the infinite variation of what we already know.” -Federico Castigliano, Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris We’ve been in our house for ten days now. Each day we take a walk. Like many of us, we can’t go anywhere, […]

In 1790, the French writer Xavier de Maistre was sentenced to 42 days in house arrest for dueling. He spent that month and a half basking in the joys of traveling while homebound, and wrote “Voyage Around My Room” to celebrate what a grand journey he took without leaving the four walls of his home. […]

Listen, we’re assuming that none of us are Kardashians (unless you are– hi Khloe!) and that traveling with a private chef is something you don’t normally do. Perhaps you heard the story of how we met our MFR chef, Johnny, in the jungles of Thailand (if not, it’s right here and honestly one of my […]

Hi! The other day I was telling you about my 2009 self and I had another flashback from that year. Walk with me. First of all, dry weddings. Who invented them, why, when, and how can we revoke their world citizenship? I digress. In 2009, dry weddings weren’t my main problem, but having to show […]

Hi! Can we do a little time traveling to 2009 real quick? This morning I was reminiscing about my life a decade ago (is that the right word when you’re laughing to yourself about a Hot Mess Era™?). I’d just gotten back from backpacking South America, was about to travel to Asia for the first […]

The first year my parents sent me off to summer camp, I remember sitting in my bed just before it was time to leave, clutching my favorite teddy bear and staring at the wall. I didn’t want to leave my mom. I didn’t want to leave my bed. I didn’t want to leave my best […]

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