Can you virtually tour Ireland? I am — and here’s how it’s going

In southwest Ireland, there’s a circular scenic drive that contours the Iveragh Peninsula, weaving through lush coastal landscapes and itty bitty rural seaside villages. It’s called the Ring of Kerry, and it’s an iconic trek in Ireland — an open secret boasting some incredible vistas and glimpses of diverse wildlife. Tourists from around the world…

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It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month, and this is my story

I have to preface this by saying — this isn’t like any of my usual posts. It’s not about exploration, nor in any way related to travel other than the fact that it has, on multiple occasions, disrupted it. It’s not about fashion either, but it has, in many ways, limited my wardrobe to cozy…

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Las Vegas, Nevada: What it was like saddling up for the first time

“I’m fine,” I tell Anton, but there’s a watery vulnerability in my voice which I’m sure he’s picked up on. Still, he asks me over and over. My response stays the same. It’s about as generic of an answer anyone could give, and at its core, when it’s not used passive-aggressively, it just means: I’m…

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Mentryville, CA: Healing through hiking

The sun floods the sky with a deep, almost artificial mauve. The color seeps into the crevices of low-hanging, lumpy clouds — slowly, almost deliberately. If this sunset has an end time, it’s clearly in no hurry to reach it. We’re enjoying this, of course. What a better time for nature to threaten to dazzle…

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Roundup: These fashionable prescription glasses are a true spectacle

In my quest for cute eyewear, I found so many fashionable pairs that I’d be remiss not to share my findings. Tiny cat-eye frames that mirror the elongated, dramatic sunglasses trend that became an obsession of many, many celebrities. Geometric frames that give us a taste of life a few decades into the future.

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Home, CA: Stuck at Home? Here’s How We Brunched While Social Distancing

Los Angeles’ traffic is made up of an intricately connected network of arteries, veins and capillaries. On any given day, it’s humming and red — sometimes grapefruit-orange, if you time your commute just right. The city’s busy roads are as much a part of its identity as its ubiquitous palm trees and film industry.  Now,…

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My Clear-Cut Plan to Achieving This Year’s Resolutions

So you know that thing you do at the beginning of the year when you jot down a series of promises to yourself? Yeah, I’ve never done that — gasp —ever. Maybe it’s because I just grew up in a different culture. (Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions are very much an American thing.) Maybe it’s…

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