In Southeast Asia, Marie and I spent about 3 days in Kuala Lumpur (KL). If we had more time, I would have liked to explore the rest of Malaysia and take a few day trips around the country. I know there are plenty of beautiful nature sites outside of the city we missed. I suspect […]
I met Anna during middle school, when we had a few shared classes and sports teams. We struggled through softball, cross country, and volleyball together but we didn’t become really close until the night Melissa returned from her semester in Germany. The Suitcase Six gathered at the airport to greet her (though S6 was far from conceptualized […]
Melissa, one of the Suitcase Six is, is the featured Woman of the Week. Read her interview here!
The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the United States juvenile justice system.
Hazel is a Global Referrer and Business Relations Expert, public speaker on the topic of networking, and author, though she was a stay-at-home mom who hadn’t left the continental USA until around age 45. Hazel began working after her husband suffered an injury, quickly climbing her way to the top of her field, and now she has […]
In March, I got to spend five days in Singapore with Marie and I fell in love with the place. One of the things I most appreciated about the city was that they make a noticeable effort to protect our planet and create a sustainable city. All this, even though though they have a population […]
At the start of college, I began volunteering at a gift shop called Global Gifts, which is a Fair Trade store selling items from artisans around the world. Volunteering was a formative experience over the four years I helped there. It exposed me to art and culture from all corners of the world while opening […]
Marie and I have been best friends since about fifth grade, when we were partnered up to work on math together in school. We spent the next few summers swimming everyday at a country club pool, Marie’s mom picking me up every morning and dropping me off when we’d had our fill of swimming and sun. Her family […]
It’s been a couple years since I visited Singapore but it still stands out as one of my favorite cities in the world. With all the modernity of other progressive cities (if not more) Singapore maintains a balance of nature in its capital, which could have easily been just another concrete jungle. I spent four […]
On the way back from Amsterdam, Dylan and I flew in to NYC where he recently moved into an apartment. I stopped over for the weekend and had him as my personal city guide. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Dylan took Akshay (another college friend now living in NYC) and me on his very own […]