The White House Wants You To Travel

15th Dec, 2014

… and I’m pretty okay with that. I am conflicted and hopeful. I guess politics will do that to you. I got home last week from my first trip ever…

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Returning to Bushman’s Kloof

3rd Dec, 2014

  People were surprised that we were heading back to South Africa. Weren’t we just there? It was two years ago, actually. And we’re going back to the same places we visited last…

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To the Ends of The Earth and Back

26th Nov, 2014

This is a photo of me and Rand, at the Cape of Good Hope.     I like the way the wind picked up my hair. The gusts were so…

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Traveling to South Africa with a...

24th Nov, 2014

We took a three-year-old to South Africa. Actually, that’s not technically true. Our friends Sarah and Eric took their three-year-old to South Africa. It was our crazy idea to do it, and…

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TicTac Comparison, Cambodia

18th Nov, 2014

I think the pack on the left cost me about $1.50 in Siem Reap, which is on par with U.S. prices, not accounting for the size difference in the packs.…

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Cambodia Lesson #14: Gas Stations

3rd Nov, 2014

  There are no florescent lights. Or aisles and aisles of junk food. There is no plastic container full of beef jerky, no row of humming soda dispensers, waiting to…

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Love and Marriage and Lessons Learned...

20th Oct, 2014

I have to tell you something. I’m an absolute sucker for weddings. I basically turn into a squealing frenzy of crazy every time we find out we’re actually able to…

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Back from Australia

4th Sep, 2014

Hi! Remember me? I know, I know – I promised I’d write two or three times a week and then I disappeared for two. In my defense, I had to go…

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Transportation: A Contrast

6th Aug, 2014

  “Wait, what kind of car do you drive?” She is my cousin’s little girl. Blond, California-born and raised, nearly as tall as I am, and presently obsessed with cars.…

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