Peace Corps

Preparing

It's difficult to prepare for a somewhat ambiguous adventure months in advance. The amount of paperwork alone that the Peace Corps requires is mind blowing, let alone the language courses and culture studies and medical exams and, ya know, preparing to do an about-face with your life. I finally got my fingerprints sent off for… Continue reading Preparing

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memory lane

Ulysses

A few years ago I had the pleasure of spending a few months of the summer in Ireland. It was two summers in a row actually, and truth be told it changed my perspective on life. I met some of the most enjoyable people I've ever encountered, from all parts of the world. I've never… Continue reading Ulysses

mumbling of an imbecile

Running Away

I have spent my whole youth going travel crazy. From the time I was about 5 years old and I was reading through ancient editions of National Geographic magazine that my mom had found for cheap at some yard sale, I knew that that's what I wanted to do above all else. My interests became… Continue reading Running Away

the story so far

A Yearning for Travel

I cannot stress just how much I want to travel. There are so many places I want to go, that I can't even begin to narrow it down enough to make any sort of concrete plans. I have only truly visited three countries outside of the US, though I suppose if you count layovers and… Continue reading A Yearning for Travel