June 11, 2019

Last month, I had the insane privilege of spending 10 days in Israel and... wow.  This trip was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to finally see Israel in person!

I traveled through Taglit-Birthright, a...

April 2, 2019

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since I've posted, and the truth is I just haven't had much going on! I've been in Cincinnati for about 6 months now (crazy how quickly time passes!) and I am *finally* starting to feel adjusted to this whole "adulting" lifestyl...

February 2, 2018

An unprecedented snowstorm prevented us from spending any time in the Sahara desert, so we took a detour and headed to our next destination, Marrakech, a few days early! 

We stopped for McDonald's on the way... so at this point I've had McDonald's on four different cont...

February 2, 2018

After leaving Lisbon, we flew to Fez, Morocco and as a family entered a new continent together for the first time. The first thing that surprised me upon landing in Fez was how absolutely beautiful the airport was. JFK, take notes! 

As we drove through the city of...

February 1, 2018

This winter, I traveled abroad for a couple of weeks with my parents & my brother, Sammy. We vacationed in Portugal and Morocco to celebrate my parents’ 25th wedding anniversary.

We spent the first few days touring around Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. We stayed at th...

June 4, 2017

Am I the only one who gets super nostalgic every time I get on a flight? There’s something about traveling home (especially when traveling alone) that just begs for reflection. As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, my time in China is nearing the end!...

June 3, 2017

This morning we visited the Mizuda Group, an international company that focuses on finishing, printing, and dyeing. The company was established in 1993, and it began as a dyeing house. In 1998, they expanded and purchased two additional printing and dyeing mills, as we...

June 2, 2017

This morning, we visited The National Chinese Silk Museum. This museum was established in 1992, and it showcases the history and culture of Chinese silk. China is the home of silk, and the Chinese have been in the practice of weaving silk for thousands of years. 


June 1, 2017

Today was a very busy day full of factory visits!  On our way to the first factory, we drove through the main city of Hangzhou. This is a very up & coming city, and everywhere you look, you can see construction cranes building new skyscrapers. The city itself is full o...

May 31, 2017

On our last day in Suzhou, we began the morning at an embroidery studio. Embroidery is popular across China, but the Suzhou embroidery technique is especially well-known for its fineness. The studio we visited is known for its Suzhou embroidery art, so instead of embro...

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