Travel Talk Tuesdays 4/8: Worst Travel Experiences

Today's Topic: Worst Experiences! 1) What do you hate the most about traveling? I hate repacking my backpack. The moment I get to a hostel (or any other kind of accommodation), things come flying out of my bag as I rush to see my surroundings. It's like this everyday. Things- clothes, toiletries, shoes, books, towels, etc.- almost never return … Continue reading Travel Talk Tuesdays 4/8: Worst Travel Experiences

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Traveling Vegetarian: How to Stay Satiated (and Sane)

I admit it. When I was young and impressionable, seeking the easiest route, I gave up vegetarianism to see the world. It was a very naïve, pitiful decision. The very first country I traveled to was Mexico. Aside from that one weekend of debauchery in Tijuana while at UCLA, this experience took place in Zihuatanejo and Monterrey, Mexico. Overwhelmed … Continue reading Traveling Vegetarian: How to Stay Satiated (and Sane)

Do You Have What it Takes to Travel Alone?

Yes, I had traveled alone to Zihuatanejo, Mexico to visit my loser ex-boyfriend, and I had already saved up a year's worth of income to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I had a volunteer program waiting for me.  But this was different.  Here I was, completely alone, hung over from the Halloween party the night before, … Continue reading Do You Have What it Takes to Travel Alone?

Politik Kills: Reasons Why Mitt Romney Frightens Me

It surprises me that, up to this point, I've refrained from writing much about politics. After all, politics control everything in our lives, including education, health care, human rights, food, and economy. Politics can decide every last detail of our existence, including whether or not we are allowed to leave our country or visit foreign land. … Continue reading Politik Kills: Reasons Why Mitt Romney Frightens Me

Midnight Thoughts on a Life Well Lived

As I look back at all that I've learned, all of the wondrous & inspiring places I've been, all the beautiful faces & kindred souls I've met, and how much I have grown as a human being, I can't help but feel immensely satisfied with life. My journey has thus far only been possible because … Continue reading Midnight Thoughts on a Life Well Lived

On Turning 30

Like so many people I know, and I'm sure many I don't, turning thirty is something that has gotten my brain stirred up in a major way.  Tomorrow I will officially leave behind my twenties, and will enter into an age that demands clear-headedness and responsibility.  I'm not sure how well I will fit those expectations I have … Continue reading On Turning 30