November 15, 2016 Greetings from Toledo! A choir of voices ring from my memory, “you can do Toledo in a day.” This was the common sentiment among the travelers I met before I ventured to the petite city of Toledo, Spain. “You can do Toledo in a day.” The longer I reflect on these words [...]
Tag: Solo Travel
A Postcard from Bend
July 27, 2017 Boom, boom, boom True Rolling stone Vagabond to the bone Address unknown Open road's my home Greetings from Bend! The morning light seeps through the mesh of my quarter-dome tent a skosh before 6 am, letting me know it’s time for the day to begin. I am greeted by the evergreen disposition [...]
Hostel Life Ain’t so Hostile; Do’s, Don’ts & What to Expect
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."
Sign up for South East Asia’s (endless) Summer Camp
“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 [...]
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times; A Tale of Two Points of View
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, [...]
Change your (Pre)position in Life: Live with fear, not in it
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 [...]
I am you as you are me (a traveler)
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.
Valencia, you make my heart beat in rhyme
Barcelona, a vibrant, thriving, treasurous spot meant for delighting the mind. This pandora's box carefully, creatively-crafted, by Catalan hand has perfectly aged. The city vibe shines like your grandmother vintage glittering gown so fair, mixed with a modern flair, stealing the show at the grand masquerade ball of life. An aficionado of alliteration I am, [...]
Brighton, my cup of tea
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.
London, I want to rock ‘n roll all night
London back in the big crumpet.... okay so that's not actually a thing people say but I think we should make it one. Originally I was only planning on staying two nights because I've already spent time in London and there is so much of the world to see in so little time. However, by [...]