I spent 40 days in the Alaskan wilderness. It’s the sort of statement that makes people do a double take and then step back, give you a once over and ask “You DID!?” It’s hard to imagine that I once hiked through Denali National Park with a backpack the size of another person strapped to… [Read More]
The Sahara is like a dream; the warm sand slipping through my fingers, the gentle ripple of the sand dunes like slow moving red waves as the wind shapes and molds them; the low grunt of a camel languidly chewing in the distance and the slow rising golden sun illuminating the desert. Spending time… [Read More]
Most travel bloggers would have you think we sashay into the airport with our floppy hats and iPhones as we snap picture perfect passport photos. Me on the other hand, I tend to show up frazzled! As I get ready to head on my Topdeck tour of Morocco for ten days, let me take a moment to confess some of my pre-departure quirks.
Recently, the folks at College Humor released a new video of what it’s like to have one of those friends who seem to have a bottomless bank account and an unwavering sense of wanderlust. Admittedly, the video got me thinking about what it means to be a traveler (as well as hoping my friends never see me coming off as airy and flippant like the cartoon-ish girl in this clip).
Legend has it that a deity fell in love with a beautiful woman named Naipai who in turn fell in love with a mortal man by the name of Taroba. Together Naipai and Taroba fled in his canoe, which infuriated the God and drove him mad with jealousy and rage. Impassioned, the God deeply… [Read More]
The blooper reel of my trip plays out in my mind and makes me laugh as I imagine what other adventures and stories I would have if I could keep traveling. As I sit here scratching the smattering of bright red mosquito bites on my legs (compliments of Iguazu and not having had repellent), I know that a sense of humor has been one of my best tools this trip.