Hi. It’s been a while. I know I made lots of promises in my last post (so long ago) to start writing on the regular. Clearly that didn’t happen. I’m not sure it will. I’ve been feeling weirdly private lately. And by lately I mean for the last 5 months. It’s not that I’ve been [...]
Buggy tours are big business in Natal. The area is famous for more than just its beautiful beaches and year around sunshine. In the northeast of Brazil, sand dunes reign ...
Once upon a time, Mia and I spent a month working at a yoga retreat center on the island of Mallorca. And though most of our time was spent washing ...
the post that started it all: a throwback to our (failed) first adventure of working at a yoga retreat center in spain
Today marks the 2 year anniversary of when Mia and I set off from San Francisco with a one-way ticket to Europe. We’d traveled extensively around the continent during our ...
Deciding what to bring on the Camino de Santiago can be extremely difficult. There are a number of factors to consider when creating your packing list. For one, the variation ...
Please note that this was written about 6 weeks ago, but a lack of internet access, George Orwell, and laziness delayed me from posting it sooner. I have many more half written blogs that will *hopefully* be posted asap, though slow or nonexistent internet is still pervasive. In the meantime, here are some notes regarding week [...]
Huzzah, huzzah, oh happy days! I’m currently sitting in the Portland airport, just 4 (yes, 4) flights away from landing in Kathmandu. (It’s taking some serious self-control not to use 50 exclamation points at the end of every sentence.) This trip is a long time coming. I’ve always wanted to go to India as I’ve [...]
If you haven’t heard, I’ve left Washington, DC. Yup, I’m done gone. Packed up my belongings, filed away my tour guide license, and left the big city. For this. Ain’t it pretty? I’m clear across the country in Washington state now, though I’ve been popping over to Idaho relatively often to enjoy the likes of [...]
Buggy tours are big business in Natal. The area is famous for more than just its beautiful beaches and year around sunshine. In the northeast of Brazil, sand dunes reign supreme. These salty mounds not only serve as a backdrop to an assortment of secluded beaches and hidden lagoons, but they also provide an endless [...]
Brazil is on the brain. Big time. Whenever it’s been a long day of tours and talking, I find myself fantasizing about the 2 and a half months I spent in South America. I dream of once again doing some (pseudo) samba in the streets of Lapa or of taking a midnight buggy ride round [...]
Gentrification – a dynamic that emerges in poor urban areas when residential shifts, urban planning, and other phenomena affect the composition of a neighborhood. Urban gentrification often involves population migration as poor residents of a neighborhood are displaced. In a community undergoing gentrification, the average income increases and average family size decreases. This generally results in the [...]
Hi. Remember me? Blonde. Freckled. Occasionally bed bug bitten. …And sometimes a bit sheepish about the fact that I haven’t written a post in over a month. So just in case you need a reminder as to what I look like: There I am!! Hope your memory didn’t fool you into thinking I [...]
Once upon a time, Mia and I spent a month working at a yoga retreat center on the island of Mallorca. And though most of our time was spent washing dishes and naming the insects in our room rather than doing yoga, we occasionally were able to explore the island. One afternoon we went to [...]
Today marks the 2 year anniversary of when Mia and I set off from San Francisco with a one-way ticket to Europe. We’d traveled extensively around the continent during our year of studying abroad in Florence, but we’d never properly backpacked before. As students we had a home, a solid group of friends, and a [...]