I've said it before and I'll say it again; “youth hostels” were given the wrong name. A near homophone-call away from “hostile,” I understand if they conjure visions of Harry Potter’s under the staircase shât-aeu, pardon my French. However, the typical environment found at youth hostels is anything but hostile."
Hello men, women, and children of all ages. Come one.. come all.. and step right up to learn about the magic that is Belize. For my first trick I am going to turn my fingers into shovels and dig myself into a hole. Alright here we go. Before I left the jury of my peers, … Continue reading Ease With Belize
“Hidey-ho junior rangers!” “Dooby, Dooby, Doo where are you? We got some work to dooo now,” “I’d like to take a minute just sit right there and I’ll tell,” Why I’m quoting theme songs outta thin air. It's time to fire up the DeLorean because we are going, Back to the Future! Think back to … Continue reading Sign up for South East Asia’s (endless) Summer Camp
March 21, 2016: I celebrated my 22nd trip around the sun by enjoying a cozy dinner in Carrboro, NC with good beer and great friends. March 21, 2017: I rang in my Jordan year in Pai, Thailand with a day of exploring via scooter and a night of serendipitous festivus via bar crawling. March 21, … Continue reading The Best of Times, The Worst of Times; A Tale of Two Points of View
A tale of two wedding one real, one hipster; Much like Odysseus on his Arcadian quest, I've become a cosmic pinball. The past two months I've been bouncing back 'n forth across the Oregon-Cali-Nevada lines; hitting mountains towns, bumping across sea-sands, and rolling 'round lake-side rims. How exactly do I get around? It's not by … Continue reading Change your (Pre)position in Life: Live with fear, not in it
The yellow busses are rolling and the brown bags packing, it's back to school time. Buckle up Buttercups because boy do I have a story about what happened over my summer break. A tad early in the semester to call in sick, so I'll have to tell y'all over a different type of cold, ice … Continue reading Striving for the A from The School of Rock (3)
Grab your airplane bottles because it's time for the second installment of, "Around the World in 80 pints: Leaving America Addition"
As I continue to ramble down the road, I'm realizing (being told) I'm not like everyone else. Who knew? And I thought everyone traveling was a pittakionophobic who couldn't wink...
Since I am now a traveler of both time and space, allow me to take y'all on a journey back in time: it's January 2016 and like a neglected carton of milk shoved in the back of the fridge, my allotted time to live in the cozy college bubble is about to expire. I have no plans once I'm tossed from this pseudo adult wonderland. Past internships experience? Zilch. Job applications filled out? Zero. Clues I had? Znone.
After returning from my semester abroad I was often asked, "How was studying in London?" Unbeknown to all, that's a trick question. Just as Steven T & the boys declared in 1998, I was actually located A Little South of Sanity in Brighton, England at the University of Sussex.