“To the Room Full of Travelers Watching American Reality TV,” Off Assignment. Listen to the audio version here.

"Girl/Thing," Brevity. Anthologized in Love & Profanity: True Stories of Adolescence. Ed. Nick Healy. Forthcoming 2020, Best of Brevity.

“How Can I Be a More Ethical Traveler?” AFAR.

"An Open Letter to a Traveling Salesman, Sugar Camp, Wisconsin, Circa 1996,"  McSweeney's Internet Tendency.  Flash Nonfiction Funny, ed. Dinty Moore.

"The Remnants of War: A Meditation on Peleliu," Longreads. Notable Best American Travel Writing 2017. Solas Awards Grand Prize Bronze - Best Travel Story of 2017. 

"One Tiny Country is Fighting to Save Its Endangered Reefs--For All of Us," AFAR.

"The Living Infinite," Wanderlust. Best Women's Travel Writing 2017, ed. Lavinia Spalding. 

"Seattle, After the Rain," River Teeth.

"Immaculate Confection," AFAR.

"Karaoke Girls: Sex, Lies, and Singalongs in the Pacific," Misadventures

"How To Travel Alone as a Woman in the Land of Machismo," AFAR.

"Lessons in Cambodian Drag," Paste.

"Shadowboxing," Harvard Review

"Voice Lessons," An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers. Ed. Don George.

"On Modesty," Shenandoah. Longreads Editor's Pick. Best of Wordpress Vol. 8. Pushcart Prize Special Mention. 

"Don't Mess With the Other Texas," Guernica.

"Making Peace With Miley," The Mindful Word

"Sirens," Sweet.

"In Search of Magic Kingdoms," The Missouri Review audio contest winner.

"There's a Train a'Comin'," Guernica.

"Aerial Perspectives on Plumbing, Heating and Electrical," The Iowa Review.

"As Seen On TV!" Ninth Letter. Notable Best American Essays 2013.

"On Failing a Poem and Writing Responsibly," Brevity Blog

"Big Water, Little Water," Michigan Quarterly Review