• Tasmania and Hobart

    My partner and I had been wanting to go to Tasmania for a long time – and had been sideways joking-not-joking about starting a commune in the wilderness…all without having actually been there. Needless to say, once we got back, we seriously started saving for the much more real idea. The impetus for us going […]

  • An Introduction to Peru

    An Introduction to Peru

    I won’t lie, the main reason I went to Peru was to hike the Inca Trail (which I didn’t actually complete, but that’s a story for another day). I definitely got a bit more than I expected. Peru is fucking gorgeous. The natural beauty of the country is beyond words and pictures do a half-assed […]

  • Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

    Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

    My parents and I traveled from Vietnam to Cambodia. We were only in the country for a few days; and what I remember most is Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, which we did on a day trip. I’m an art history buff and have always been fascinated by other religions, so these 2 sites sated both interests. […]

  • Vietnam: Strange History and Natural Beauty

    Vietnam: Strange History and Natural Beauty

    I am a member of a generation in the United States that does not, luckily, immediately associate Vietnam with war. My parents are a different story. I remember hearing from my mother about her classmates and their receipt of their draft letters – how so many often remarked, ‘if only my mother had me a […]

  • Shanghai, China

    I have (knock on wood) very few bad experiences while traveling. My things haven’t been stolen, and I haven’t somehow managed, in the end, to get where I wanted or needed to be. Delays, cancellations, a few salty characters along the way, sure, but nothing that made me, as an adult woman, come to tears. […]

  • An Introduction to India

    An Introduction to India

    I have been learning about India for years, mostly through various world religion classes I took in my school years, from Mr. Freedholm’s class my junior year of high school or the world religions course I took at Skidmore. It’s always been one of those places that has called to me to experience. Though raised […]

  • Melboune

    I found Melbourne irascibly quiet. I’m still not sure what I think of the city. At once, I feel it’s too quiet for me to live, yet neighbourhoodly enough I’d enjoy it for a year or 2. Apparently it’s known for it’s coffee. So I had coffee – probably the first real coffee I’ve had in […]

  • Laneway Festival

    In an odd way, Laneway is the first true music festival I’ve been to. I went to Live 8 in Philly and various concerts, but not a festival in the Woodstock kind of way. And while Laneway wasn’t in a Woodstock kind of way, it kind of was. I organized this with my friend back […]

  • Twelve Apostles

    I am sooo glad we weren’t able to book the 7am trip for the 12 Apostles on New Year’s Day. Because New Year’s Day. In fact, the tour group we booked with didn’t even offer the 7am tour on New Year’s Day. Sensible, Australians are. And Yoda I am. From Melbourne (pronounced MEL – bin) […]

  • Hampi, India

    Hampi, India

    We took the train to Hampi, which was in itself an experience. All the seats were actually sleeping bunks, as it was an overnight train. This is only train ride in my experience traveling I’ve seen people climb as agilely across bunks as a monkey might. It was incredible to witness the convolutions the lanky […]