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 →


Making Friends Abroad When You Are An Awkward Turtle

If you're awkward and you know it, clap your hands!  As much as I would like to be that outgoing person that walks into the hostel and immediately reaches out to other travelers, I am not.  While I've managed to develop some sort of posse at almost every hostel I've stayed at, it's taken time for... Continue Reading →


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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