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: Travel stories
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."
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, [...]
Striving for the A from The School of Rock (3)
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 [...]
I Will Survive (The Apocalypse)
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, [...]
About to be a Heel of a Night
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 [...]
“This is not America,” What to expect as an American traveling abroad
Grab your airplane bottles because it's time for the second installment of, "Around the World in 80 pints: Leaving America Addition"
Enter South East Asia, Exit Fear
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...
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.
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 [...]