Travels Through Norway

Growing up, stories about Norway and Germany were scattered throughout our family holidays and gatherings. Whether it’d be my dad recounting stories from the summer he spent with his father, Magnus, on the family farm in Norway, my great Tante Liselotte telling me stories about her and my grandmother Millie’s childhood in Germany, or my…

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Good Morning Vietnam!

Well Friends, I am off on another grand adventure! For the next three weeks I will be backpacking through Vietnam and Thailand and I am BEYOND EXCITED about what these next few weeks will hold! I’ve decided to travel with only carry on items, so me and my 44L Osprey pack are going to be…

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Pereira, Colombia

We have spent the past three days in Pereira, Colombia. These days feel like coming back home to another part of myself. Something about being outside of the States and traveling puts me at ease. It’s odd that walking through the streets surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and smells should feel like an embrace from an…

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It’s like America…

Yes my friends, the hour approaches. the call cannot be ignored. it’s time to go to South America.   June 7th, at 5am, I will be flying from O’Hare Intl airport to Bogota, Colombia. After spending a few days traipsing around the country I will take a bus down to Quito, Ecuador.            …

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European Adventures: Ireland

I arrived from Amsterdam into Bristol after an hour long delay to my flight. I was processed through customs and greeted by two very jet-lagged (but very happy) travelers who I was delighted to hug (the travelers being my sister Emily and my Mom). We gathered up our baggage (sadly, one of mom’s bags was…

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Cologne, Amsterdam, & Bruges,

  Now, before I left off I do believe we were about to enter into the magical chocolate museum of Cologne. Cologne/Koeln/Köln (to the unexperienced, such a diversity of spelling may be confusing at train stations, “We’re supposed to be going to Cologne, where the heck is Köln?!” But again, that only happens to the…

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Troubles and the Alpine Heights

Sitting on the floor in the basement luggage room of the hostel surrounded by my packing cubes, I wonder how this could’ve happened. “It wasn’t there” said Kathryn. Shit. Not in the kitchen, but then again I knew it wouldn’t be there to begin with. She sits down next to me. I’m looking at the…

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Testing Murphy’s Law and Silver Linings

Testing Murphy’s Law and Silver Linings Murphy’s law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. While I at first thought that this “Murphy” was some sort of physicist/scientist, after a bit of research though (aka wikipedia) turns out he was a cartoon used to teach marines preparation tactics during the 1950’s. while…

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Footloose and Fancy Free:Gallivanting Adventures

Hello Dear Friends! I am most definitely not in Bristol anymore Toto (nor, for that matter, in Africa). No no, I have gone South; and not a moment too soon. I have been looking into the weather conditions crowding over the UK right now, and believe you me, I am happy to be away from the…

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