On the roof of the ruined Ducor Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia

Hi there!  I’m Tara, your average 30-something DC resident and government employee.  I’m lucky enough to be able to travel a bunch for work and play.   When I’m not on the road, I cook a lot, I work out, I keep up with friends and family far and near, and try to keep some balance in my life.  I’ve been working to make sure that the way I spend my time and money is lined up with what I want out of life.

I’ve thought about blogging for a long time, but couldn’t settle on a single topic.  Is it travel, or cooking, or finance, or work-life balance?  A little of each, I think.  Navigating these adventures and challenges, be they great or be they small, is what life’s all about!