I'm an avid explorer with a nomadic heart. Born and raised in Texas, I relocated to California after college and spent nearly a decade bouncing around its coastal cities - from the sunny beaches of San Diego to the foggy hills of San Francisco and that little town of Los Angeles in-between. When an unexpected opportunity arose to live in Japan (thanks to the hubs!), I decided to trade in my fish tacos for ramen. I bid farewell to my fashion industry gig and packed my bags for Tokyo, where I relished the discovery of all that is weird and wonderful about the island nation of Nihon.

I love to travel and adventure, drink wine, hike mountains, capture moments with my camera and obsessively plan...everything. (But, oddly enough, I think the best things in life are the stuff you never plan for.)

Nomad in Nihon was created as a space to document my experiences abroad - in Japan and wherever my wandering heart takes me.

Published Work

LODESTARS ANTHOLOGY: Contributor to the Japan issue

FATHOMGoing Wild on The Great Wall

FATHOMStart Planning Your Fall Trip to Kyoto Now

FATHOMPostcard Panoramas and Epic Eats an Hour from San Francisco

GPSMYCITY: My blog posts are available as mobile apps for offline reading and GPS-assisted travel directions on GPSmyCity


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