Crazy Adventures, Travel Photos

I See London, I See France…I See Photos from My European Vacation

A few weeks ago,  some friends from college and I went to a friend’s wedding in Finland. We then caught up with some peeps in London and France. Rather than bore you with all of the details, I figured I’d give you a photo recap of our adventures instead. Thus, here’s the cliff-notes version of… Read More I See London, I See France…I See Photos from My European Vacation

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Why Jet Lag is No Joke (Or, How I Accidentally Ended Up in Riga, Latvia)

“Good morning and welcome aboard to flight 283 to Riga,” came the flight attendant’s cheerful announcement over the airplane loudspeaker. While under normal circumstances, this might have been the start to a predictable and boring story about my vacation to the capital of a former soviet country in Northern Europe, the fact that up until… Read More Why Jet Lag is No Joke (Or, How I Accidentally Ended Up in Riga, Latvia)

Quirky, Travel Photos

Ever wonder what it’d be like to spend the night in the cargo hold of a 747? No? Well, I’m gonna tell you anyway

I got stuck in Stockholm for a 12-hour layover on my way from Helsinki to London (long story) and I had the flu and didn’t relish the idea of sleeping in the airport again (another long story), so I googled “hostels near Arlanda airport” and what popped up? The Jumbo Stay hostel. Apparently this hostel… Read More Ever wonder what it’d be like to spend the night in the cargo hold of a 747? No? Well, I’m gonna tell you anyway

Crazy Adventures

Fred Flintstone, a Horse Race and a Houseboat (Or…The Last Three Weeks of My Life)

Woah. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on here. I’ve got so much to tell you! Unfortunately, it’ll have to wait, because I just got back today from a weekend on a houseboat at Lake Mead and I’m exhausted. But here’s a preview of what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks… 1.… Read More Fred Flintstone, a Horse Race and a Houseboat (Or…The Last Three Weeks of My Life)

Crazy Adventures, Travel Photos

Bizarre Beijing: Three Surprising Things I Learned During My Weekend in China

I spent an interesting and busy few days in Beijing.  When I returned to work on Tuesday, my students asked me what I found most surprising about China and after considering their question for a moment, I came up with this list: Three Surprising Factoids about China:   1.  There’s no Facebook or Twitter Maybe… Read More Bizarre Beijing: Three Surprising Things I Learned During My Weekend in China