Month: June 2017

5 Must-Haves for Any Trip

5 Must-Haves for Any Trip

As I start to plan my next adventure I find myself concerned with questions I wasn’t before – like what are some travel must-haves? Maybe it’s because this is the first trip I’m taking without a set itinerary. I know which country I’m visiting, but […]

Tel Aviv Food Guide

Tel Aviv Food Guide

I lived in Israel for about 3 years. Before I moved there, I visited 3 times. I wouldn’t call myself an Israel expert, but I would say for an American chick with fatal food allergies, I’m pretty freaking close. Speaking Hebrew. When I moved to […]

Top 5 Tips for Staying Safe While Flying

Top 5 Tips for Staying Safe While Flying

You know the saying, “If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me blank, I’d be a millionaire!” Well, if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me how I fly, I’d have all of those flights paid for by now. I […]

How I Caught the Barcelona Blues

How I Caught the Barcelona Blues

My first time in Barcelona was inspiring. The architecture. The people. The energy. The art. The food… you know? It’s just so special. But it’s so special now- that I’m looking back. In the moment, I was suffering from the worst downhill spiral of events. […]

The 3 Best Tips to Eating Abroad

The 3 Best Tips to Eating Abroad

Before one of the first international trips I took, my mom sat me down and said to me in all seriousness, I have a movie you need to watch before you go. A movie? Ok… The movie was Taken. For those of you who haven’t […]

The Pool Deck Disaster

The Pool Deck Disaster

In high school I was a swimmer. Now, let’s use that term loosely because I was less of a swimmer and more of a water polo player. Water polo – for me – was life-changing. It was my adventure catalyst. Water polo taught me that […]

My Tel Aviv Nightmare

My Tel Aviv Nightmare

One sunny, way too hot and WAY too humid summer afternoon I walked over to my friend’s apartment by the beach in Tel Aviv. As we waited for our other friends to arrive, we took a quick trip to the market for snacks – never […]

My First Scare

My First Scare

As I discussed previously, elementary school was basically completely handled by my parents and teachers, and resulted in a nearly allergic reaction – free youth (if you don’t count my diagnosis). Junior high, however, was not. My junior high school was the melting pot of […]

How it Was Handled: Elementary School

How it Was Handled: Elementary School

My parents worked harder than you can imagine in order to keep me safe. Sometimes the things they did were over the top, other times they got it just right… like when they shipped me off to science camp. Now, when reading this post, it’s […]

This is How Amazing Kids Can Be

This is How Amazing Kids Can Be

Kids can be cruel when you’re growing up with food allergies, seasonal allergies, glasses, and a bone density deficiency that makes you quite the shrimpy kid. Kids can also be amazing when you teach them that kindness towards a kid like that is the honorable […]