When it comes to social media, I feel like I'm getting old. I used to be all about it, but in the past few years I've stayed where I'm most comfortable: Facebook. I went to Miami University, a big state school in Ohio, during the launch of Facebook. This was back in 2004 (September 24, [...]
My 28th year has come to and end, and what a year it was! It started in my second country, Kenya, with Irene, Faith and David visiting the members of Giwa IDP Camp, going on a mini-safari and giving out shoes to the Dust Babies of Kikopey. At 28 I became an Aunt and helped to [...]
It's this time of year that I am able to catch up on the 40 or so travel magazines that have formed various piles around my apartment. National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Travel and Leisure... to quote a good friend, it's like my porn. But I do more than just look at the pictures, I actually [...]
I'm not crazy about the concept of New Year's Resolutions because I feel like by making one you're almost setting yourself up for failure. But each January 1st marks more than just a New Year for me, it marks the beginning of my slow season. My work is seasonal and always changing, which is why [...]
"Apartment Garden" City dwelling causes one to get creative.
28. Go to Lollapalooza (perhaps with a press pass??) 8/5/11 That would be my media bracelet, no biggie. It was only one day of the three, but I can now say that I've "covered" Lollapalooza! Due to a severe lack of cell coverage, things didn't exactly go as planned but that didn't stop me from [...]
What does a girl need for three weeks on the trail? This is what I thought I needed, and I was about 90% right: 1 sleeping bag (I ❤ compression sacks!) 1 sleeping bag liner (hostels can be gross and/or the trail can be cold) 1 pair broken in hiking boots and extra laces (Kilimanjaro [...]
It went a little something like this... I'm standing in line at the Starbucks at the corner of Racine and Wrightwood when I realize how grimy my personal cup is looking. Then I realize how grimy I am looking - opting for an extra 20 minutes of sleep over a shower to rinse away yesterday's [...]