Rolling up to it, I was almost afraid, it’s iconic beauty blazing in the southwest sun. I timidly rolled down my window, nervous with excitement, and took in the sweet, sweet smell of clay earth that surrounded me. Wild horses, amber red terra firma, indigenous Navajo people buzzing about, riding horses at full gallop beside Route 64. This was a childhood dream of mine, seeing this alien landscape. I was here, it was my birthday, and this, was Monument Valley. Formed millions of years ago by rushing water meandering and carving the rocks along this portion of the Colorado Plateau,…

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In December 2013, one of my greatest fears was realized – Loehmann’s went bankrupt. Memories of religiously thumbing through aisles of clothes with my mom and walking out with tons of beautifully discounted pieces flashed through my mind. And while the store shuttered it’s last minute stock, I shuttered to think just where I’d find cute, quality, yet discounted pieces to fill in my high/low designer closet. You can find everything from H&M to Saint Laurent, Zara to Alexander Wang in my closet. There’s no shame in my discount game but I digress. When Loehmann’s closed, I started noticing something about my…

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Untapped, raw, and exotic in it’s barren, almost alien beauty – the American southwest was once the land of thousands of indigenous Native Americans. It’s beauty only beholden to the masses once the American federal government sent a survey lead by Lt. George M. Wheeler. Legendary photographer Timothy O’Sullivan, captured the entire ordeal, and gave Americans their first glimpse into the wild, wild, west. While other photographers explored this land as well, I chose O’Sullivan because he refused to romanticize the plight of soon to be displaced indigenous people. He photographed them as they were, sans tribal costume and western primitive stereotype. Why…

The Grand Canyon to Zion National Park, Navajo medicine men to the best tacos this side of the Rio Grande. Come with me as I explore the American southwest.

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If you’re like me, and millions of other Americans, this administration has you in a political funk you just can’t seem to climb out of. Every day there’s new legislation that induces more (rightful) righteous indignation from the people. Can you blame us? Blah. We all need a vacation and New Zealand may have a permanent offer you can’t pass up! The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand is booming, and looking for 100 uber talented software developers, creative directors, analysts, product managers, and digital strategists. To entice the most talented 100, LookSee is hosting a “global talent attraction programme” in…

We all need a vacation and New Zealand may have a permanent offer you can't pass up!

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ab1d I often find myself browsing Google and Black Twitter (yes) for travel news, new hotels, flight deals, etc. and of course wishing they were all in the same place. To alleviate my travel news agita (and maybe yours), I’ve decided to do a weekly roundup of links from around the net. Got a link you think I should add? Let me know! Wanna Get Away? These Airlines Are Adding New Routes. No Soul Plane Please: These Are (allegedly) the Best and Worst Airlines in America. “The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel 2017″. Mega-Brand Virgin to Open New Hotel…

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