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Words of Wisdom: The Tipping Point

Fear | Sacrifice | Confidence | The Tipping Point | Regret I took the GMAT, picked out programs and was ready to apply to business school. I had talked to everyone I knew who had applied, gathered all of the perspectives of the people around me and believed it was the smart next move. But then, the […]

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Words of Wisdom: Confidence

Fear | Sacrifice | Confidence | The Tipping Point | Regret “So, you’re daughter’s a little crazy. I hear she’s going to go travel the world,” says a family friend. “Is she though? Isn’t that what we all want to do?”, my father replies. (Words may not be exact as this was retold to me.) I know I […]

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Madison Farmer’s Market

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard I grew up on organic before organic was cool. I was dragged to farmer’s market, specialty Asian stores, and really anywhere my mom could get her hands on fresh, unique ingredients for her cooking. Her exquisite taste for quality ingredients and love for nature’s goods in […]

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Lesley's wedding (the first best friend wedding)

Best Friends with a Wanderluster

I happen to be blessed with incredible friends who somehow deal with my constant need to leave them to go to see the world. This is a letter to me (and you) from my best friend, Jamie, who out of the blue decided to write this very special guest post for this blog. This is […]

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Poocano in Peru | Hiking the Inca Trail with Llama Path

 “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”  – Martin Buber I arrived in Cusco feeling excited to embark on my first camping trip in years. I couldn’t wait to spend all day hiking the Inca Trail through mountains, embracing nature at its finest and feeling the deep serenity that one can only experience […]

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My Three-Year MBA: Traveling Included

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s 2006. I’m devouring ahi tuna and salmon sashimi with my father using my fingers because I’m too clumsy with chopsticks. My father, noticing my sticky fingers and insatiable desire for the foreign […]

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Jump or stay in the boat.

“Jump or stay in the boat.” – Margaret Stohl It started with a few deep-rooted butterflies, knots throughout my chest and a tight throat. I left work and got in the car, headed to the gym and it was clear my mood had completely shifted. I didn’t want to talk about my day and I […]

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Budget or Bougie?

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then, take half your clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I’m going to finance my potential year-long trip. In my planning, I’ve started to think through why I’m going, what my priorities […]

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