The Single Woman’s Guide

I love traveling solo.  Let me repeat that for the people in the back.  I LOVE traveling solo.  It gives me the freedom and flexibility to be the indecisive, awkward turtle-duck that I am (extra points if you get that reference).  I can just pick up and go without consulting another human about making a... Continue Reading →

You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

“What the heck do you pack for a year?” Before I left home, this was one of the most common questions I was asked.  When you’re settled down in your own space, it can be difficult to picture how you would fit everything into a backpack.  So what do you really need?  Honestly?  The same... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter is Definitely a Meal

When you’re traveling on a budget, some things have to go…like your standards.  This is especially true in terms of food.  When I’m not wwoofing, I suddenly have to face the cold hard truth that it’s my own responsibility to make sure I get food in my stomach. Food, like many other things in this country,... Continue Reading →

Zealandia, Orokonui, and the Ecosanctuary Concept

Alright everyone, strap on your seat-belts, we're taking a detour!  As an ecologist, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to discuss a conservation strategy that (to my knowledge) is unique to New Zealand: the "predator-free" ecosanctuary.  This past week, I visited Wellington's very own ecosanctuary, Zealandia and I was just blown away! Something that I... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay, Just Throw Out the Plan

I am a planner by nature.  When I was younger, I would sometimes decline invitations to hang out with friends if they hadn't given me at least a day's notice.  Meanwhile, I was probably painting my toenails and playing Neopets...or whatever it was I was doing when I was growing up.  For some reason, I... Continue Reading →

Introductions

Hello all and welcome!  Here I am doing exactly what I said I wasn't going to do.  I'm making a blog!  So what's this thing all about?  Well, this past December I reached a huge milestone and finished up my masters thesis.  So of course, what could I do except jump ship and get a... Continue Reading →

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