Natasha The Nomad


"She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city."  - Roman Payne

Italy: A Love Letter to Pesto alla Genovese

Italy: A Love Letter to Pesto alla Genovese

I used to think of myself as a red sauce kinda gal. I've tried pesto a few times (I think I even tried to make it one time), but found it a bit too dry for my taste and have avoided it in favor of pomodoro-based sauces... But things changed as I had my first taste of pesto in Genova...

Focaccia di Recco: Must Try Before You Die

Focaccia di Recco: Must Try Before You Die

Just like with gelato, Focaccia is another Italian specialty that I don't get. Sure - it's good, but ultimately it's bread soaked in olive oil. I've had way better baguettes / any bread in Paris. Nevertheless, I've made it a mission to try Focaccia several times here in Italy hoping that I'm missing something...

Italy Mission Accomplished: Finding Mind-Blowing Gelato

Italy Mission Accomplished: Finding Mind-Blowing Gelato

I'll be honest. I am a HUGE ice cream lover - seriously, it's an addiction! But I usually stay away from Gelato. It's just too sweet and I don't get it. But now I'm in Italy! And gelato is the country's ice cream. So of course I HAVE TO HAVE IT! And I'm in Italy after all, the land of gelato, it must be good here! Unfortunately, I've only been disappointed...

What is your favorite country?

What is your favorite country?

“What is your favorite country” - I get asked this question A LOT and it surprises me every time, mostly because the question just doesn't make sense to me. 

Coconut Ash: The Best Ice Cream in New York City

Coconut Ash: The Best Ice Cream in New York City

Last week, I met up with my friend @nerdonica at a tiny matcha tea shop in New York's East Village NOHOHON (highly recommend!). I mentioned how much I liked ice cream, so she took me to Morgentstern's Finest Ice Cream for a special coconut ash ice cream tasting!

  Magic After Hours: A Charming Magic Show in New York City

Magic After Hours: A Charming Magic Show in New York City

I love getting personal recommendations on things to do from friends. After asking a friend who visits New York pretty often what I should do, he recommended Magic After Hours - a magic show hosted in New York's oldest magic shops...

New York: Resistance is Futile

New York: Resistance is Futile

I'll admit it: I'm not really a New York person. It's interesting, but there are so many people and it's so big and it's so loud and now it's hot and there are so many food choices it's paralyzing to choose...

The Floating Bubble at SFMOMA

The Floating Bubble at SFMOMA

My favorite exhibit at SFMOMA was a short film about a bubble floating through the world. It's so powerful. We all know that the bubble will burst at the end, but we're all rooting for it to survive and live happily ever after.

Coming “Home”

Coming “Home”

When I left San Francisco after living there for five years to start my digital nomad journey, I didn’t really think much about it... This time it was different. 

The Importance of being Bored

The Importance of being Bored

The last time I was bored was in New Zealand at the end of December / beginning of January. It was wonderful. I was there for about 1.5 months in the city of Auckland. While New Zealand itself offers lots of exciting sightseeing adventures if you travel out, the city of Auckland itself was not as exciting. On top of that, everything was in English and easy for me to navigate. Now, I'm spending over a month in Port Townsend, and I'm getting to the point where I'm bored. I'll definitely be bored out of my mind by the end of my two more weeks here!

A Piece of Heaven in Zurich: Les Gourmandises de Miyuko

A Piece of Heaven in Zurich: Les Gourmandises de Miyuko

I was in Zurich for work for a few days (and exhausted by then), so I didn't have much time to go on too many adventures. By far, the highlight of my trip was going to Les Gourmandises de Miyuko, an amazing Japanese-inspired French-bakery cafe.