I'm Still Here- And Hopefully Not as Crazy as Joaquin Phoenix

I’m Still Here- And Hopefully Not as Crazy as Joaquin Phoenix

This, I think, is the third hardest time in my life. The first, I won’t talk about here, but it was a long time ago with a girl who feels like someone other than me now. The second was in May of 2007 when my mom suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and I spent 5 weeks [...]

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Eureka! An Off-Beat Dream Leads to a Road Trip There

Eureka! An Off-Beat Dream Leads to a Road Trip There

1. Eu·re·ka A city of northwest California on Humboldt Bay, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. Lumbering, fishing, and tourism are important to its economy. Population: 25,400. 2. eu·re·ka interj. Used to express triumph upon finding or discovering something. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. [...]

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And Then There Was One

And Then There Was One

For the last week I have awoken in strange beds.  I wish that were as fun as it may sound, but it’s because after 9.5 years of living together and 4.5 years of marriage, Francisco and I are going through a divorce. Why? Irreconcilable differences. There’s no bad guy/girl here. There’s a lot of love, [...]

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Squatting in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Squatting in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

“Get off the bus at Jasmine Guest House and then walk past it toward Ochheuteal Beach until you see the huts. You’ll know!” The directions to a paradise that was not supposed to exist by a fellow backpacker who’d already discovered it. It was January 2004 and Francisco and I had just come from Siem [...]

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Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank You and Happy New Year!

As 2010 comes to an end, I have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and relief, and if you are reading this, it is in part because of YOU.  Instead of recounting travel-related experiences, the things that I’ve learned, or what I’ve overcome, what I feel most compelled to do is say THANK YOU!!! WARNING! Those [...]

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Hit the Road to Holidayland: 7 Fave Christmas Songs

Hit the Road to Holidayland: 7 Fave Christmas Songs

Merry Christmas all! We got you some presents! Here are a few of my fave classic Christmas songs that you either don’t hear 50 million times every year (or that I could stand hearing 50 million more) and one new song. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you love them. Check ‘em out, [...]

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