Amsterdam in 36 Hours

The weather had been a pretty consistent light drizzle (and cold) in England, so when I arrived at my hostel next to Amsterdam’s Vondelpark and the girl checking me in said that the next day was going to be really rainy, I was jolted back to the reality that… different places have different weather patterns. […]

Visiting the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls – Tips and Stories

What natural wonder spans two countries, is 355ft (108m), and is home to a place called the Devil’s Pool? Niagara Falls! Just kidding, you’re all smart people and have read the title so you’l know we’re talking about the creased border between Zambia and Zimbabwe- Victoria Falls.  Before we tuck into my (hilarious and hyperventilating) […]

The Good in 2017

I think that we can all agree that 2017 has been…. a year. I’m only peripherally aware of how the year has played out for countries other than the US since there has been just so much to focus on at home. Even though I had to keep my travel to a minimum, a lot […]

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My Experience with “Happy Pizza” in Cambodia

We all do things we regret…. …this is not one of them. Trigger Warning: We’re going to talk about drugs. I’m using nicknames because (a) the parties involved have jobs where I don’t feel comfortable using their names and (b) I want to. To set the scene, this was a few years back. Actually, there […]

Odd Things I do to Save Money for a Trip

I’ve given up buying coffee on the way to work and almost never go out to eat. Lists that cover things you can do to save money for X-reason, no matter how general they may be, are definitely valuable. If every list you look at has even one idea you haven’t yet thought of, the […]