Goodbye 2014!

Today is the last day of work for 2014. My last run, last party and last blog post for the year. Last year at then end of the year, I wrote down all the things that had made 2013 better than not. This year I wrote them down as the year progressed, so I wouldn’t…

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3 Days In Cambodia

Earlier this year when I went to Thailand, we spent approximately three days in Cambodia visiting the sites of Angkor Wat. It is absolutely so worth the expense and hassle of getting there. The flight, for being as short as it was, was rather expensive. Once we got there, we had to buy a $20…

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Studying Abroad in Hungary

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to study abroad while I was in college. The summer after my junior year, my program had an opportunity to go to Hungary for an International Business course, and one other course of our choosing. Up until this point, I had only ever been to England…

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Birthday Fun in Tanzania

I’m lucky enough to have many friends that love to travel as much as I do. Some of these friends I have met on my travels and some through other friends who love to travel. But I still have friends I’ve never traveled with. One of these friends will be celebrating a big birthday next…

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Vacations Gone Wrong in Dominican Republic

First I want to apologize for the lack of photos in this post. As you’ll soon read, I spent most of the trip sick and didn’t end up taking many. In May of 2014, I went to the Dominican Republic with my friend Jesse and her family. They have had timeshares for many years but had decided to…

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Seahawks Win the Super Bowl!!

The Lombardi Trophy! I know this isn’t really travel related, and I know I’m a little late to the party, but it’s my blog and I get to do what I want. I also needed some time to really let this settle in. One of my favorite teams in the entire world, the Seattle Seahawks…

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Oktoberfest (Wiesn) Like A Bavarian

Going to Oktoberfest in Munich where it all began, is one of the funnest things I’ve ever done while traveling. I’m fortunate enough that my friend Meike who I met in India, lives there and let us stay with her. She was able to give us insider tips on how to do Wiesn like a local, right…

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A Weary Traveler’s Update From Chicago

I know, I know! It’s been too long! I had grand plans of updating my blog while I was in Europe so I could share my experiences as they happened, but actual computers are rather hard to find these days. All I had was my cell phone and spotty wifi that lasted just long enough…

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Making friends in Salema

If you ever have the chance to go to Portugal, I cannot recommend the town of Salema enough. I loved this place so much that I told my dad he had to move there when he retired. It’s perfect for him (as a person who doesn’t travel much) because they all speak English and there’s…

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Heat Exhaustion and a Camel Named Jimi Hendrix

One of my favorite travel adventures was a three day trek to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes of the Sahara desert in Morocco. It was rather touristy, but to be completely honest, I’m not sure I’d want to visit the Sahara any other way. Being alive is awesome. We were picked up in the Djemma…

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More Spanish Shenanigans

Another ridiculous post to add to my embarrassing adventures in Spain. Now, this is the last stupid thing I did on this trip, but the fall in the metro station certainly wasn’t the first. That distinction goes to my other fall. The one where I was on a walking tour of Lisbon, Portugal when I…

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