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Grand Vacation: Grand Canyon (The Night Before & Day 1)

I’ve struggled with how to begin writing these blog posts recapping our vacation. Do I start with our short trip to Colorado and move forward chronologically or do I jump right into the Grand Canyon and then back track to Colorado? 2,024 more words


Day Nineteen: When You're Nothing At All, There's No More Reason to Be Afraid.

It feels good to have nowhere to be, and nothing to do. Half the time I’m doing things I could definitely do back home— reading, writing, lazing around— all that’s different is the scenery, the people, the weather, the minuscule things. 266 more words



The Emerald City, birthplace of grunge and home of “The Seahawks”. We haven’t got too caught up in the sport in America, but there was no way to avoid it that day. 191 more words


Uncovering the real Turkey

I was spat at twice before I got to a hotel. I think they were just irritated that I was wise to their scam about the cheap Taxi into the city. 1,081 more words


The "Riga" of Travel

Somewhere in the late evening between Belgrade (Serbia, then Yugoslavia) and Athens, 3 people joined us in our compartment. We’d been on this train since Bratislava (Slovakia, then Czechoslovakia) heading down to Athens from where we were going to catch a boat for Haifa, Israel. 560 more words


Surviving London I: Overview

First things first

-Get an Oyster card. You can get one immediately after getting off of the plane, and it will save you more on trains than if you try to pay using your card. 767 more words

Conestoga Trail: Pequea Creek to House Rock - Pequea, PA

Conestoga Trail: Pequea Creek Campground to House Rock– Pequea, Lancaster County, PA
Distance: 6 miles round trip
Type: Out and back
Difficulty: 8 of 10 – some very steep up and downs, including areas… 794 more words