Wanderings in Central Texas


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

Triton Troupers Circus 2014


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

European Rail Adventures: Zurich, Switzerland


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

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: 22 mile hike


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

South West England: Hope Cove and East Prawle


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

New Challenges and Opportunities


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

Dartmoor National Park


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