La-la-London

(photo: Unsplash.com) On a recent #miniremoteyear whirlwind trip to LA, SF and London, I was hoping to find a cute boyfriend in each city to entertain me for a limited amount of time. NYC has been particularly dry the past few months and I needed to get some kind of spice. Maybe the word boyfriend is too … Continue reading La-la-London

Back on the Cleanse

(photo: me in 24 hours, cred: Unsplash.com) Coming back from a year around the world does a lot to a person. I’ve seen amazing places, eaten everything (noticeably, but worth it), met incredible people, and went on a million dates (I really should do an official tally of them). Some good, some horrible, some meh, … Continue reading Back on the Cleanse

Becoming a Matchmaker

One day I’d like to think that picture above will be my hot boyfriend and me on a remote beach in Cambodia, or wherever around the world that we’re left to enjoy every second of our lives together with no distractions. But for now, I’ll be fine with helping others achieve that by working as … Continue reading Becoming a Matchmaker

It’s been a while…

since I last posted on here and told some stories about what it’s like to be single in a sea of engagement rings. Well… ICYMI, I’m still single, still working / living in NYC, and am on a cleanse. And not talking about green juice or no sugar like your typical cleanse, but a cleanse … Continue reading It’s been a while…

I’m back. 

380 days and 22 countries later, back home in NYC. Murray Hill to be exact. And no boyfriend in sight. Not exactly how I envisioned the end of my Remote Year to go, but I guess it would have been a bit difficult if I had fallen madly in love with a guy in a … Continue reading I’m back. 

You’ll Never Know

**Guest Post by Kelli Lampkin** This is a transcript of a piece performed for The Moth on National Public Radio in Boston May 2016 I recently went on a tinder date with a failed VH1 reality dating show contestant.  It started out with a little harmless swiping, one thing led to another, and next thing … Continue reading You’ll Never Know

#famous

I was recently interviewed for my university's magazine, one step towards becoming an international traveler blogger (that's what this means.... right?) Transcribed here:     Growing up in a family that enjoyed travel, Casey Hekker'11 developed a love for exploring the world at an early age.  That passion deepened when she came to Elon. "I … Continue reading #famous

Continent One and Done

I left South America a few weeks ago with mixed emotions. On one hand, I was going home to see my family and friends (and to eat buffalo wings) but on the other hand, I was leaving a continent that I fell in love with (and leaving the world of llamas). When I stepped off … Continue reading Continent One and Done

Valentines Date-less

This upcoming weekend features my most hated holiday of the year: Valentines Day.  That dreadful holiday where everyone in the world wants to post about the fact that they have a significant other. Please, spare me the kissing instas, the romantic Facebook statuses and the numerous snapchats of roses and chocolates. I really don’t care … Continue reading Valentines Date-less

European First Date

**Guest Post** Let me start off this love story by letting you feel bad for me.  At the end of 2015, I was dropped on my ass because my boyfriend was married to work and took a job across the country... I did not fit in the carry on. Around the same time, my college ex had simultaneously … Continue reading European First Date