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USA | Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | Views [276]

life is this. the carved victorian banister the swishing of a dress the soft rain on the ocean  the ladybug crawling on the window the fogginess of sunrise the leafy shadows the gurgling thunder the singing streetlights the ladybug ... Read more >

Life is This

USA | Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | Views [355]

Hi friends and family! Welcome to my travel log, where I hope to keep you updated as I make my way around this big, beautiful world.   A little bit of background: this trip was inspired by my Australian friend, Patrick, who I met while staying ... Read more >

Photos: Byron Bay

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Byron Bay Sunset

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [751]

How can one describe a Byron Bay sunset? impossible, I think, in words. impossible in photographs. alas, I will try. it's as if the water itself is glowing. there is a golden haze floating atop of the water. swirling over and around the surfers, ... Read more >

Tags: australia, byron bay, laurfish, poem, sunset

The Big Update (p1): Christchurch to Little River

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [1363] | Comments [1]

Hello Mom, Dad, friends, family and strangers, too. Here’s part one of the big update. I’ve spent seven sunny weeks in New Zealand so far, four in the Marlborough Sounds and three traveling NZ’s various coasts. I will attempt to recreate my ... Read more >

Tags: christchurch, fire festival, hitch-hiking, laurfish, little river, new zealand

My Progress So Far...

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | Views [516]

This photo follows my travels in NZ since I arrived in October.   This photo showns my current traveling, from Mistletoe Bay in the Marlborough Sounds (where I've been WWOOFing), through Nelson (where I am now), to Motueka and Takaka (circled) ... Read more >

I made it to New Zealand!

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [585]

I'm here!  Here's a brief catch-up... I was off to a slow start upon arriving to Christchurch, but I'm beginning to pick up momentum.  I just spent two and a half days in Christchurch and I'm heading out today to the Banks Penninsula to a small town ... Read more >

Some Details That May Or May Not Interest You

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | Views [578]

Down the street from the Ahern’s is a front yard with a walkway lined with lavender.   Every time I walk by it, I lean through the gate and run my hands along the leaves so the scent stays with me all morning.   The bike ride from ... Read more >

Qdos – My Ten-Day Stay in an Artist's Paradise (Lorne, Great Ocean Road)

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | Views [2489] | Comments [1]

Lorne is easily everyone's favorite town on the Great Ocean Road.   A modest 900 live here year-round, but the population swells to a roaring 30,000 (yes, 30,000 ) once the summer rolls along.   With arguably the GOR’s best beach and hippest restaurants, ... Read more >

Tags: great ocean road, lorne, pottery, qdos, wwoof, wwoofing

It’s the American Way

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | Views [714]

I completely forgot to mention this... I have a business!   Several weeks after Pat and I returned to Melbourne, Maxime and I bought used bikes.  We got em from a bike rental shop that was trying to get rid of its old generation bicycles ... Read more >

Tags: bikes, business, making money abroad, melbourne

New Photos Posted!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [606]

Check out my photos by clicking the links listed in the bookmark section of my journal!

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Mes Amis En Australie

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [581]

I wanted to take the time to pay homage to my best friends here in Australia, so you know a little more about with whom I'm spending all my time.   My best friends here are mostly backpackers that I've met through Patrick and his hostel.... Read more >

Mississippi Meets Wild West Meets... Australia?

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [756]

General Update: Still living with Sally and Steve Ahern in a historic suburb of Melbourne.  To recap, I was put in touch with Sally through our family friend, Diane Arnold, who went to boarding school with Sally for a year.  The Aherns have ... Read more >

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Twenty-Two and Much the Wiser

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [992] | Comments [2]

As my e-invitation read, yesterday was a day-long festival of "food, friends, film... and good ol' fashioned fun!"  Around noon, my friends Maxime (my best girl friend here; French), Leif (Vancouverian) and Adrien (French aussi) and I set ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [925]

I moved! Earlier this week I left Patrick's apartment in the funky St. Kilda neighborhood for the quieter, more posh surburb of Hawthorn.  I'm now living with Sally and Steve Ahern, their 18 year-old student daughter Pheobe, and their adorable (and ... Read more >

Wham Bam Poetry Slam

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | Views [1880] | Comments [2]

So I haven’t yet described Patrick and my “mist”-ical trek through the Blue Mountains or our snowball fight in the Victoria Highlands, but I simply must share this experience as soon as possible: When I entered Bar Open, it was as if ... Read more >

Tags: brunswick, melbourne, poetry, slam


AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Views [889]

...are not posted on this site. Check out my photos on Facebook by following these links: Roadtrip Photo Album 1 -- Preparation for Departure... Roadtrip Photo Album 2 -- Melbourne Architecture Roadtrip Photo Album 3 -- Take Off! Roadtrip ... Read more >

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To be able to look back on one's life with satisfaction...

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1061]

...is to live twice. (marcus valerius martial) I have a ticket to Christchurch, New Zealand for 23 September!  What am I doing until then?  I guess we'll find out soon enough...

Fraser Island: dunes, dingoes, and da beach

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [965]

If you’re looking for an all-in-one nature paradise get-away, Fraser Island is it. The biggest sand island in the world (with more sand than the Sahara desert!), Fraser has over fifty miles of straight, postcard-perfect beaches; extensive sand ... Read more >

Tags: fraser island

Byron Bay: get out quickly or you'll stay forever

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [967]

Byron Bay: As the hippie-backpacker-touristy-surfer town that everyone in Australia knows and loves and yearns to live near, Patrick and I found it difficult to leave Byron Bay.  We spent our four (extended from three) days giving into Byron's siren ... Read more >

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