The Cost Of Things: Missing Your Night-Bus In Peru

Departure tax: S/.2 each, because Arequipa will not let you leave without a fight

Location, Location, Location: Where To Move When You Could Go Anywhere

It feels strange to move without some kind of practical driving force; yet in looking ahead at the next decades of my life, I want to spend my time in a place I enjoy.

Meeting The Me That Could Have Been

It’s easy to second-guess decisions. What if I’d gone to another school? What if I moved to a different city? What if I took that other job? But I hadn’t before been in a situation where I so clearly saw the results of the choices I didn’t make.

The Cost of Stress Baking

Part of my first paycheck went to celebratory cupcake ingredients.

Remembrance of College Interviews Past

I’d exposed the fact that by age eighteen, I had learned that someone would always, always be better than me at everything.

Around the World on $80 a Day

$7 for a double room with private bathroom (cold shower) and overhead fan. Geckos are free of charge.