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I Love America. So What?

When did loving America stop being cool? One of my most frustrating moments traveling abroad is when I find myself at a hostel, sitting with a few Americans and people of other nationalities. Somehow, the conversation always turns to America. One person will start bashing our foreign policy, our obsession with Wal-Mart, or our disdain […]


PHOTO: Happy Father’s Day!

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would skip my normal travel photo and post a photo of my parents and me. This is the most recent one I have – from St. Patrick’s Day 2012 in Saratoga Springs, NY. (Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t, unfortch, wear shamrock head boppers on a regular […]

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I Moved To Alaska!

And it feels great. I am up in Southeast Alaska, in a little town called Ketchikan. I lived here during the summer of 2010 and really missed it. I am SO happy to be back. What will I be doing here? Well, mostly working at a sea kayaking company. And, of course, blogging about my […]


PHOTO ESSAY: The San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is pretty much the zoo of all zoos. (You pay for it, too, at a whopping $42/person!) Being an animal lover, I was really looking forward to my visit. The zoo is huge, well arranged, and has some really nice habitats for the animals. Yet, I remain conflicted. For the deets […]


Are Zoos Good or Evil?

If you haven’t noticed it by now, I’m kind of an animal freak. I am that annoying person that points out every dog ever and brings home wounded, flea-infested magpies named Gordon only to cry when they die two days later. (Yup, that happened. Last year.) Like many little girls, my childhood days were spent […]


A Jumpy Pic On Every Continent

Jumping over the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia

That’s my mission. I learned the great art of jumpy pictures from one of my best friends, Elisabeth, and have since used it to spice up my travel photos (and life in general). I hope you’ll follow and support me on my mission to take a perfect jumpy pic on every continent. So far, I […]