Epiphanies from a week at Home

First of all, I have to apologize (to myself more than my small reader base) for being MIA for the past few days. Unfortunately my very old, very sick grandmother passed away last week so I ended up flying home to be with my mother and cheer her up (but before you start posting condolences – my grandma and I were never the least bit close, in fact we acted more like adversaries most of my life than friends.)

While I was home, though, one two things hit me: first, North Carolina is freakin’ beautiful; second, my story telling abilities are deeply rooted in my southern heritage. Continue reading Epiphanies from a week at Home

EuroTrip 2016

My flights are officially booked! As of October 19th, 2016, I will be backpacking around Europe on my own for 2 months (plus 1 month where my amazing parents will be joining me – and helping pay for it).

For those of you who may be curious, this giant trip will bring my countries-I-have-visited total from 16 to 32 – double what it currently is! The places to be visited include:

  • Iceland
  • Amsterdam, and The Hague
  • Ghent, Brussels, Burges, and Antwerp
  • Luxembourg City
  • Frankfurt, Nurembourg, and Munich
  • Prague
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Zagreb
  • Ljubljana
  • Trieste and Venice
  • Innsbruck
  • Zurich and Geneva
  • Paris and Versailles
  • London
  • Copenhagen
  • Oslo and Bergen

Of course, some of these may change during the 3 months if the road happens to take my in a different direction, but for now that is the plan!!

And as any traveler can tell you – talking about a trip is one thing, but actually booking things is another thing entirely. So in honor of finalizing my trip (though currently the flights are really just a one-way ticket from Vancouver to Iceland and Iceland to Amsterdam), I’m going to post some stories from my previous travels over the next few days.