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Solo road trip

USA | Saturday, 2 Jan 2016 | Views [276]

My traveling might be reaching addiction status... Just kidding, sort of. ;) I was "so done" with traveling when I arrived home mid November, or so I thought. But then my dad invited me out to Arizona for Christmas, which I hadn't done in a few years.... Read more >

Lessons Learned: 'Murica

USA | Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | Views [402]

Well, I never wrote a closing entry to my trip. I suppose in some ways writing this meant I had to face that it was really over! During my last few days in New Zealand, I met some wonderful people, including Mani, who runs Intersex Awareness New Zealand.... Read more >

Tags: art, auckland, museums, new zealand, united states of america, wellington, xenophobia

The act of living, finding meaning, and expressing emotions is art.

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | Views [507]

Saturday was pretty fucking wonderful. I was having one of the best pots of tea in my life, eating breakfast with a perfect view of the waterfront, when my dad sent me a video of Hanson saying hello to me and telling me to visit some hobbits for them.... Read more >

Tags: art, kiwi, new zealand, photography, romance, tea, wellington, zoo

The Welly rites of passage

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | Views [464]

When a person visits Wellington, it seems like the unanimous urging from books, magazines, guides, locals, etc. is, "you Must go to Te Papa!!!" This is a free and very extensive national museum near the water front. So I wandered around trying to ... Read more >

Tags: birth control, botanical gardens, cocktail bars, museum, te papa, waterfront, wellington

One of the most amazing days I've ever had

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 7 Nov 2015 | Views [349]

My second day during Wellington's springtime was more like a winter day: cold, shitty, windy, rainy. I spent the morning in bed, not very motivated to leave. Eventually, I piled the contents of my wallet and phone in a waterproof pouch under John's ... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, wellington

Windy welly, will you weddy me? (Part 1)

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | Views [390]

I don't even know where to start. This has truly been one of the most amazing days of my life. But I guess I should start before today, with yesterday, which will be part 1. (Read that last sentence in a Winnie the Pooh voice). I had smooth bus ride ... Read more >

Tags: books, ha noi, libraries, new zealand, wellington

Nz adventures

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | Views [388]

I've fallen behind on updates! Highlights of New Zealand so far: -Walking up to see Mount Eden, a volcanic crater sacred to Maori tribes -visiting Auckland domain to see beautiful flowers and the main museum to look at ancient Maori artifacts ... Read more >

Tags: auckland, glow worms, waitomo

Photos: New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery

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The scary hostel vampire she-wolf

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | Views [410]

There are many, many loud people at this hostel, who are not all traveling together but just happen to be here at the same time. One of the French men staying in my dorm said that he and our other dorm mates were wondering if I am a werewolf or vampire ... Read more >


INDONESIA | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Views [295]

I made the most wonderful mistake of picking too awesome of a place to stay at the first couple of nights in Bali. I slept in late both mornings because it was so peaceful, with only a screen for the window and the breeze rolling through. I took an ... Read more >


INDONESIA | Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | Views [291]

My first day in Ubud, Bali was relaxing and nice to say the least. The trip here was a bit stressful, but since arriving that has dissipated. I'm pretty sure I walked multiple miles on the first day just taking everything in. There are so many gorgeous ... Read more >

Photos: ubud, Bali

INDONESIA | Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery

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THAILAND | Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | Views [370]

My last day in Bangkok I drank more bubble tea, rode the BTS sky train, watched a thunderstorm from the 15th floor of the building I was staying in, and had dinner with my hosts at a rooftop restaurant/bar with an amazing view. I also went back to the ... Read more >


THAILAND | Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | Views [307]

Bangkok has been fun so far. I was extremely lucky to be put in touch with the most lovely hosts ever who have shown me a great time. For just one night I'm staying at The Yard Hostel because I heard such good things, and it has not disappointed. I've ... Read more >

Photos: Bangkok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Last day in Ha Noi

VIETNAM | Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | Views [305]

Since returning from Halong Bay, I've been staying in a dorm room at Sanctuary Hostel. It is an amazing place that I would definitely stay at again. Here I've met other solo female travelers from the US as well as people from Sweden, Canada and France.... Read more >

Tags: ha noi, vietnam

Halong Bay and tourist traps

VIETNAM | Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | Views [375]

I spent from 8am Friday to 4 pm Saturday on an organized tour to Halong Bay, which is considered one of the 7 Natural wonders of the world. I recommend you google pictures real quick for context or else this entry might seem vague at times. Perfume ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, vietnam

Photos: Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Ha Noi, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Sunday, 18 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery

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All of the things!

VIETNAM | Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | Views [403] | Comments [1]

I woke up at 530 am. Now it's 5:30 pm and I can't believe how much happened today! I started by wandering the streets noticing the locals eating pho for breakfast on the sidewalks In front of cafés on very low stools. I was really intimidated, ... Read more >

Tags: ha noi

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