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January 10, 2012


Big day! 1) Hello 25,000 hits. That makes me happy. That could have taken 25,000 posts. It’s weird knowing it doesn’t count any of my own clicks – just yours, and only if you got here through links. It doesn’t count anyone who gets every post delivered through e-mail… It makes me happy, it keeps […]

Twenty-two and Four Months: Going Home

December 14, 2011


A spider traveled the world to see where she should make her home. She left her heart in so many places, she created the world wide web. If you thought that was corny, you should see the children’s books I’m trying to publish. I made that video two years ago and had forgotten about it […]

“People All Over The World (Join Hands)”

December 13, 2011


Nothing backpacking-wise today was so spectacular that it can’t wait for tomorrow’s post, which I can tell you already is going to be a long one. Instead, 27 hours after being Freshly Pressed, I’m stunned and ecstatic that Round Two is kicking Round One’s tail. 3,600 hits, the post has been read over 2,100 times, […]

Twice in a Lifetime, from Cordoba, Spain.

December 12, 2011


At five o’clock today, the post was going to be called “Greetings from Cordoba, where not much is happening.” Things changed. Tonight’s post might be long, but broken into two parts told in reverse order. First day off the Semester at Sea ship in June 2009, in Cadiz, Spain. It was my first time in […]

I Don’t Have An Inspired and Alliterative Title For This One (aka It’s 1:30a.m. In Sevilla)

December 11, 2011


With four travel days to go, had I been smart, I would have been on the 8a.m. train from Madrid, or at the very latest, the 9a.m. That said, I got to the train station at 10:15a.m. for the 11:00 train. I’d spent the night up in my room hanging out with a group of […]

Frigid Madrid

December 10, 2011


I love when people write me saying they’ve enjoyed taking the journey, too, and are sad to see it end. With that in mind, here is what we all did today. We were really sad to leave Lisbon last night. House Grandma fed us soup and cake and gave us a big hug. We’ve loved […]

I Did It (And So Can You!) Thoughts From Lisbon.

December 9, 2011


If you’re bored with me being in Lisbon, it ends tonight. When I was with Erin, I learned of a new concept I’d never heard of before – counting down the “sleeps.” I have six more sleeps until I’m home, and I’m about to go backpacking gangbusters through Spain. Nevermind the fact I just spent […]

Being Lazy in Lisbon

December 8, 2011


I’m listening to two Australian girls try to plan the rest of their itinerary. Traveling alone was the best move… Ever. “We should go to Sevilla after Madrid.” “But why are you being so persistent about Sevilla?” “Because it’s written up as one of the best places in Spain.” “I didn’t read that.” “Shhh you’re […]

Choose Your Own (Fairytale) Adventure II

December 7, 2011


Lisbon has me in a very happy place. With seven travel days to go, I’m having the best time yet because a) I’m finishing the trip at or under budget, b) I didn’t lose my three-month Eurail pass with two unredeemed months to go, c) I’ve had two head colds and no other illness this […]

Happiness Will Do That To You In Lisbon

December 6, 2011


Happiness breeds happiness. I’m making sure to not waste these last few days. I know, comfortable as it would be, not to slip into cruise control and coast the rest of the trip. There is plenty to see and plenty to be done. My cousin told me to keep approaching everything as fresh as I […]


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