Category Archives: Travel

FEMA Corps Supports Efforts to Help Communities in Oso, Wash.


“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa   A week ago, my team and I left Sacramento for our first assignment in Everett, Wash. Despite having few details about the work we … Continue reading

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Straying from the Norm


It’s 5:45 in the morning. The sun is in no hurry to rise. The dark sky stretches on for miles and the earth appears flat. Dawn reflects off of the puddles left by last night’s thunderstorm. The cool air cradles … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2013: Closing Thoughts from a Twenty-Something-Year-Old Traveler


It’s hard to write about my life after I traveled around the world for the better part of this year. Instead, I found it easier to disappear as if I fell off the face of the blogosphere. I work a … Continue reading

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Here’s to Beautiful People


There is something to be said about beautiful people. They are as bright as the Sun that shines through my window in the morning, sliding under the cracks of my eyelids and lifting them out of the darkness of sleep. … Continue reading

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Bus Ride to NYC


I met a man from India while sitting on a bench at the bus station in Hartford. It was a cool Saturday morning, and we were both heading to New York City for the weekend. We acknowledged each other and … Continue reading

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Ode to the Ocean


Allow me a moment to reminisce. Continue reading

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Finding Peace in Morocco


Jack pops his head through the entrance of our tent made out of camel wool blankets. “I’m sorry to wake you guys up, but I swear it’s worth it to come outside right now,” he whispers. I rub my groggy … Continue reading

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Ghana: God is in Control


The blue lightbulb hanging from the ceiling illuminated the small room with an eery glow. It was sweltering hot. The memory foam consumed my sweaty, dirty body as a I laid there wishing myself to sleep. I was exhausted, but … Continue reading

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SAS Quote of the Day


How fitting that the Quote of the Day on the ship refers to my previous post: “Humans, not places, make memories.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

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Making Memories in South Africa


Journeys are about the people you travel with and meet along the way and the experiences you have. Travelers shouldn’t waste too much time trying to fill every second with a laundry list of restaurants, sites and activities recommended by … Continue reading

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