When Life Hands You a Food Truck

This past week, I arrived back in Taupo after a 3 week whirlwind tour with my wonderful parents.  And of course the second I arrived, threw my backpack down, and got a good night's sleep, I began to wonder, "Okay...what now?" The plan at the moment was to get a job in Taupo, spend the... Continue Reading →


You Know…Maybe I Don’t Need to Climb a Mountain Today

When I talk to people at home, I realize that many of them think that while I'm abroad, my life is one constant adventure-packed thrill ride.  This isn't even close to the truth.  If it were, I think I would need a constant IV drip of caffeine. Before I left for New Zealand, my friend... Continue Reading →

Mean Green Travel Machine Ep. 1: Hygiene

No matter what you do, traveling is not the most eco-friendly activity.  To be fair, it's difficult to do just about anything without having some sort of impact on the planet.  So what's a hippie to do?  The best she can. When I live on my own at home, I can take extra measures to... Continue Reading →


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