Is Flying Economy Comfort Really Worth It?

IMG_20140217_122633Being cramped into uncomfortably tight spaces is a reality of flying – especially for those of us not moneyed enough to afford a first class ticket. Continue reading “Is Flying Economy Comfort Really Worth It?”

Best of: Camino de Santiago, 2011

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The Camino de Santiago was my first ever solo travel adventure. Continue reading “Best of: Camino de Santiago, 2011”

The Japanese Onsen Experience: Part 1

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I knew the traditional Japanese onsen experience was something I wanted to try the minute I read the accompanying translation: hot springs. Continue reading “The Japanese Onsen Experience: Part 1”

Thank You Mr. Chipmunk (Lessons Learned from Wrecking My Car)

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I’m still not exactly sure how it happened. Continue reading “Thank You Mr. Chipmunk (Lessons Learned from Wrecking My Car)”

Haters Gonna Hate

Need a little positivity this labor day weekend? I sure did. Continue on for a little pick me up. 🙂

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[Featured Post] Some Friendly Advice on Keeping Your Neighborhood Park Ranger Happy in the Tired Month of August

These guys did it all right - and you can too!
These guys did it all right – and you can too!

Ugh.

That’s what I think of when I consider the month of August. Continue reading “[Featured Post] Some Friendly Advice on Keeping Your Neighborhood Park Ranger Happy in the Tired Month of August”

Fire, Fear, and Hope: Pt 2

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Almost exactly a year ago today I sat at my kitchen table, contemplating wildfire, and needing to write. Continue reading “Fire, Fear, and Hope: Pt 2”

My First Negative Visitor Comment Card (Thank You for Your Sunshine)

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Not including private notes, my first season at Mesa Verde I received eight positive visitor comments on an official comment form available at the front desk of most of Mesa Verde’s public buildings. Continue reading “My First Negative Visitor Comment Card (Thank You for Your Sunshine)”

So I Had a Bad Day

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**WARNING: Some portions of this post may be a little TMI. If you are sensitive to bathroom-related offenses I suggest you stop reading here**

At ten o’clock in the evening, Austin and I boarded an overnight, 12-hour bus to the Oaxacan coast. I didn’t go into the situation expecting complete comfort, but the next 24 hours were so comically unlucky, that I just had to write about it. Continue reading “So I Had a Bad Day”