Travel

YaYa is on the right

The Travel Bug

Ever since I can remember, I have craved adventure. Whether it’s getting lost in a foreign city or meeting new people, being able to dive right in is exhilarating.  I can thank my YaYa (grandmother” in Greek) for this streak of spontaneity.   If you were wondering, I have absolutely […]

My Nomadic Family’s 22 Moves
Photo Courtesy: Jade Moffett My Nomadic Family's 22 Moves

My Nomadic Family’s 22 Moves

My Nomadic Family’s 22 Moves My mom has always called us a family of nomads, moving from place to place at a moment’s notice. We’re so nomadic that we’ve moved 22 times and I haven’t even had my 20th birthday yet. Hopping in and out of the United States, I’ve […]

My Roommate’s Big Fat Mexican Surgery
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My Roommate’s Big Fat Mexican Surgery

My roommate Brooke and I are pretty dorky. We watch sunsets on rooftops, have “roommate dates” at Chipotle and jam out to “No Matter Where You Are” by Us the Duo. So when her dad organized a mission trip to Mexico and invited me along, we excitedly labeled it “roommates’ […]

Beyond the Language Barrier
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Beyond the Language Barrier

“Do I have a fever, Lori?” Cheeks tingling and burning, I seated myself across from my translator at the table. Lori raised her eyebrows and gently placed her hand on my forehead and on the back of my neck. She frowned, “I think so, Maggie, but let me double check.” […]