Moving Day, A New Chapter, & Lessons from Frat Boys

Today I am headed west, across the country with a packed car. I am moving. And I am kind of, sort of, really nervous. And excited. And nervous. I still have my bobblehead Alan to keep me company but I no longer have my road tripping buddy Stella, as I did two years ago. This […]

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11 Travel Moments No One Prepares You For

I can’t tell you how many uncomfortable, awkward, and outright ridiculous situations I have been in while traveling. Remember when a guy in Mombasa thought my husband had beaten me? Spending 5-1/2 months living in East Africa, I was bound to come across these moments, but some totally caught me off guard. When my roommate […]

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My Seven Super Shots

I was excited when Katrina contacted me to participate in HostelBookers’ 7 Super Shots. I’m pretty sure someone else contacted me about it months ago and I turned it down because I just didn’t have time. ┬áSince I just wrapped up blogging about my road trip, I thought this would be a fun post to […]

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On Technology, Communication, and Changing the World

Google Connects People & YouTube Spreads News In my personal life over the past week, I have had the Internet gods shake me from my ‘taking technology things for granted’ bubble. Because of things like internet, email, and Google search, I have come into contact and communicated with game changers- people that will influence my […]

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Bobblehead Romance (and an intro to my Valentine)

Valentine’s Day is truly a Hallmark holiday. I have a conspiracy theory that it was secretly created by flower associations, chocolate factories, and greeting card vendors so they could receive a huge spike in sales. And, hey, I don’t blame them. As a consumer, while I don’t really have an interest in the holiday, who […]

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My Bipolar Trip to Kenya

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The past seven weeks in Kenya have been quite a ride. In reflection, I’m not even sure how to describe it, but I imagine if bipolar could be an adjective to describe things other than humans, this would be an appropriate time to […]

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