Westward

In July I took off for a couple of weeks for a little work-cation making my way west and north. I spent the Fourth with dear friends in Denver and pretended to be a local working in coffee shops and eating good food in Seattle. I rounded out the trip by taking the Greyhound to […]

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Southwest Road Trip

After two months exploring New Zealand and China in the beginning of 2017, Alex and I figured we ought to give our home country a little bit of exploration before it was time for Alex to start a new job in April. We had been talking about doing a two or three-week long US road […]

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2016

2016 was tumultuous for a lot of reasons (cough, politics), but personally, it was maybe the best year I’ve spent on this earth. I quit my full-time job, flew alone to the other side of the world, and spent three of the most glorious and hardest months of my life backpacking in Southeast Asia. I […]

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The Moments In-Between

The first half of this year was such an exhausting whirlwind. I was all over the planet, and didn’t really stop to take a breath until September hit. Autumn, for me, was a chance to appreciate the monotony and stability that come with routine — things I typically take for granted. I cooked more, I spent […]

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Ireland

Before this year, I’d never revisited any of the countries I’d travelled to. As the list of places I want to go gets longer and sometimes stranger (I won’t lie — Iran is pretty high on my list right now), it’s hard to justify going to a place you’ve already been. Thailand was the first place […]

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Europe

I lasted two months in the US before I boarded a plane to fly across the ocean again. This time, I wasn’t alone, and this time it was easier to say “goodbye” as my sister, Erin, and I would be away for just one month. We had a family trip to Ireland planned for early […]

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