Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thumbs Up for Hitchhiking…

Jonas thumbed his way from Germany to Morocco and back again, two weeks it took him. “Here’s some cardboard, take this map and you’ll do good. Stay optimistic and oh, don’t forget to smile” he told me reassuringly through his … Continue reading

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A Seriously Casual Radio Debut

If I were to ask any other traveler what makes a great trip they’d say it’s the people you meet on the road. Can I get an amen?! Sometimes you meet them over a bottle of wine, sometimes crawling pub … Continue reading

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Double check you double checked. Lessons from the Paris Metro

Check, then double check. That is a lesson that I’ve learned the hard way after a backpacker’s scramble through Paris’ metro maze, racing the sunrise at the mercy of times hands, figuratively and literally. Pun Intended. 06:00 My cheesy preprogrammed … Continue reading

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This is a dome, not.

The church of Saint Ignatius in Rome is one of the 30 Catholic Churches in the city. Like all the other churches, its ceilings forced my eyes wide to take in the ornate frescos and three dimensional marble carvings. That’s … Continue reading

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Landing Gear and Unnecessary Fear

Awake, he hears the pilot announce the airplane is beginning to descend. He has flown before. In fact, he has flown many times, usually 10 flights a year on average. He knows how to handle the TSA and which security … Continue reading

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