"Calling out around the world are you ready for a brand new..." drink? I hope so because it’s time for the 4th installment of around the world in 80 pints: South Africa edition. Anytime an animal is seen or mentioned take a swing. Oh sorry I meant swig I swear... Any woot, back in March … Continue reading Africa: Day 2.Who Knows?
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
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
Hi there! I think it’s time I answer the most important question facing our world: “Are we human? Or are we dancer?” Just kidding obviously that's a rhetorical question. (Dancer duh.) But! Speaking of Human and The Killers, the real question: Would I survive a zombie apocalypse? (Whether you want tutu admit it or not, … Continue reading I Will Survive (The Apocalypse)
Hey y'all I'm verging on six months into my eight month adventure around the world. I know generally write about places I've been, but today I'm writing about the place where my heart and soul is. I remember the day as clear as yesterday. (And no, I did not consume any alcohol yesterday, so cognitive … Continue reading About to be a Heel of a Night
My faithful followers know back in mid November I was in Valencia, Spain eating paella by the sea shore. These days I'm 12,700 km to the east having a bite taken out of me by monkeys in Ubud, Indonesia. How did the roles reverse? Where did the in-betweens go? Did I savor them all to … Continue reading Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (buy the plane ticket)
I always serve the main dish first and give the tip after, maybe it's the waitress in me. But I'm switching it up on y'all, hey I'm below the equator so everything reversed right? TBV tip: 1. When you make your budget don't forget to factor in, "unexpected travel costs." For some, this is crashing … Continue reading Got to get that monkey off my back & no I’m not quoting Aerosmith
The time has come, the day is now, wheels up, I'm headed eastbound and straight out of American land! Bernice and I are off to conquer the world together. Pause. I bet some readers are asking themselves, "Who is Bernice? I thought Rita was traveling alone?" Well everyone meet Bernice! She is 45L of fun … Continue reading Going, going, gone!
As I sit in my kitchen, fingers suspended over laptop keys, I have paralyzing a thought. 9/10 a sequel is never as good as the first go ‘round… Oh well! Here's my attempt to make tonight’s waxing gibbous blue. To my fellow millennials (and Disney lovers alike) I ask you to think back to your … Continue reading What Goes Arriba, Must Come Abajo…