This blog was always meant to be a chronicle of my travels, and virtual connection to my friends and family in distant places. Now that I have made the monumental move from Chicago to Texas, this connection seems more important than ever. And so, after my first month living in this strange country (indeed, the … Continue reading Wanderings in Central Texas
The last few weeks and months of my life have been full of circus and glitter. And what a life! This has been my 4th year performing at the Triton Troupers Circus at Triton College, but some of my circus friends have been part of the troupe for 15 years or even more. So anyway, here … Continue reading Triton Troupers Circus 2014
Since about this time last year I have been involved (on and off) in a hiking group in the Chicagoland area. This isn't my first time hiking either; if you look back at earlier posts of mine, I did a lot of hiking in England as well. So, I think I can fairly tell you … Continue reading Five reasons to get outside!
So the story behind this little adventure is that my summer job afforded me one last wonderful benefit before leaving me on the doorstep of unemployment: a free First class European Rail Pass. Who could pass that up?! As it turns out, a lot of people, because "there ain't no such thing as a free … Continue reading European Rail Adventures: Zurich, Switzerland
So, of course with the new year, there have to be new adventures! I decided that if I were to make any new years resolutions that they would have to be simple: if I can make 2013 even half as exciting as last year, I will have succeeded. And another thing! I have been here … Continue reading Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: 22 mile hike
I realized that I had intended to post these beautiful pictures quite a while back, and it appears that it's been a good long time since I posted anything at all. I don't miss the rainy weather, but I do miss the scenery. There are plans in the works to head back to the UK … Continue reading South West England: Hope Cove and East Prawle
Now that I've returned home from my year in the UK, I'm faced with different kinds of challenges. For instance, paying off all those amazing weekend trips around the UK and Europe! Job hunting is never something one looks forward to doing. But I am grateful that I've found two temporary part-time positions that will … Continue reading New Challenges and Opportunities
It was brought to my attention that since my transition from the UK back to the US, I have neglected to post anything! I've been back home in Chicagoland for 2 weeks now, and enjoying being back. But thinking back just a few weeks ago, my parents and my brother both made the long trip … Continue reading Family comes to Europe
Hello everyone! As the end of my time here in the UK is just a few weeks away, I am scrambling to cram as much in as possible. My work placement at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum is going well and I get to work with curators and conservators, handle some amazing museum objects and get … Continue reading Adventures in Devon!
A selection of my pictures from a very rainy Sunday morning on Dartmoor National Park, Devon county, UK. The pictures can hardly capture all the beauty, but we saw moorland, stony Tors, forests, wild ponies and old bridges in just a few hours. I would never have ventured out onto Dartmoor on my own as … Continue reading Dartmoor National Park