Trinidad, Cuba: April 2017

It was a long ride to Trinidad – longer than I thought. It was a little over five hours in total. I went via collective taxi. For those that don’t know what this it, it is exactly as the name implies: a shared taxi. This makes long distance travel cheaper, and a little less lonely. […]

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Havana, Cuba: Part I, April 2017

There is no way to describe that distinct smell of a new country; it is something everyone must experience for themselves. It is all at once the same as the others, and yet unique. From the moment you step off the plane and onto the tarmac, blasted with heat and humidity, you can smell the […]

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La Vallée, Haiti: Weeks 2 and 3, January 2015

I was happy when I headed for LaVallee, a small community in the mountains about 4 hours from the capital. LaVallee was like a little slice of paradise to me. The temperature was a lot cooler and the people were warm, welcoming, and treated you like family. There were always children around, which always warmed […]

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Week 1, December 2014

My birthday is always a hard one to plan around. Most of my friends are gone on Christmas Eve to be with their families for the holidays. This year I wanted to do something special, as it was my 21st birthday. Not being a party person, Vegas was out of the question. I decided I would […]

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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Week 1 and 2, July 2013

I always knew I wanted to be an explorer when I grew up, that I wanted to travel the world – I just didn’t know how to start. My very first week of college I took the first step in what would become a lifelong journey for me. After a presentation made by past volunteers, […]

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Island Road Trip, Part II – Lesbos, Greece

On a much-needed day off last week, I set off with three companions on another island road trip. Once again I feel the need to mention that if you are going on holiday this year, Lesbos is the place to go. It has a beauty like no other place in the world! On this particular […]

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Island Road Trip – Lesbos, Greece

Last week I had an amazing day off from work (though I have to say I was thinking about the boys most of the time). I teamed up with one of the other volunteers who also had her day off and we decided to explore the island. We may not have had a plan, but […]

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Another Late Update – Molyvos, Greece

So another update on my adventures on Lesbos… First of all, I feel like I am living in absolute paradise, and it has been fun in my time off to take pictures around the village where I live. Nothing beats the view (in any direction), but especially the view of the harbor. I don’t know, […]

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Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece

It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been settling into my new role/life in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in the world: Molyvos, Greece. I have been here about two weeks now and it has been an adjustment in several ways, though not all of […]

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Northern Ireland – March/April 2016

After Dublin, I headed north on the train and made my way to Belfast, Northern Ireland. What an adventure, for so many reasons. If you had asked me a few months ago how I would feel about making my way across Europe solo I probably would have laughed at you. Lately my anxiety has been […]

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