The Golden Coast

My week in California last fall was basically three things: 1. The weekend near Lake Tahoe.   I went to visit my friend Shannon so I don’t have any great ‘stay here’ tips.  But I can say, hike!  From what I can tell (which may be heavily influenced by Shannon and her hobbies) the mountains of…

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Vietnam: A Travel Narrative

In the summer of 2014 I planned a 5 week trip to Southeast Asia with my roommate and her cousin.  At this point in my life I had been to a whopping 2 countries and was celebrating my biggest life accomplishment to date: completing grad school two months prior.  So, needless to say, Asia was…

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Ireland Part 2: Northern Ireland

Now that St. Patrick’s Day has past, with all its shamrocks and pinching, you may have forgotten about these emerald isles.  Don’t worry, I’m here to remind you! To start, it’s important to clarify the difference between Ireland and Northern Ireland.  This distinction is not the same as saying Indiana and Northern Indiana, for example, because…

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Ireland Part 1: A Trip of Firsts

Last week I blogged here about how to plan a trip if you aren’t a planner.  Back in March of 2015 I went to Ireland and Northern Ireland on a short notice trip.  It was a trip of a lot of firsts for me, including first airbnb stay, first left side driving experience, and first…

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Miami: in a Day

{Originally posted February 23, 2018 @thethingaboutchange.wordpress.com} In my opinion, if you are ever 3.5 hours from a city adventure and you have the day off and aren’t scared of driving, you should go. At least, that’s what we did. Last week I spent the week with my family (minus my brother Troy plus my friend…

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