Chapter 2020

The scenery is pretty idyllic, but moving to Maine hasn't been perfect. I know I'm pretty privileged to have dropped everything—a pretty awesome life in Washington DC—to move to Vacationland in search of "more." But that's because I live by "Carpe That Fucking Diem." I live with urgency: tomorrow is not guaranteed, and I want …

On Endangered Species Day—and Every Day—Here’s How to Save the Animals

May 17 marks International Endangered Species Day and is an opportunity to celebrate and support all life on the planet. News out of the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released in early May painted a stark picture of life on our planet: human activities have put one million species at risk …

Solo Travel 101

To travel alone, what does this mean? To some, it might be frightening, uncertain, perhaps even impossible. To others, to me, it is pure freedom. There is an exhilaration, as if your soul is awakened and your arms are outstretched, embracing a world different from your own.  Whether you're traveling some place new and foreign, …