Slovakia · Uncategorized

What I Ate in Bratislava

It’s everyone’s favorite–What I Ate Wednesday! This week I’m remembering all the amazing Eastern European foods I got to try on a solo trip to Bratislava, Slovakia! Breakfast First up, let’s enjoy the most important meal of the day! I found this cute cafe called Shtoor, named after the man who basically wrote the Slovakian… Continue reading What I Ate in Bratislava

Uncategorized · Travel Tips · solo travel

How to Outsmart the Pickpocket

Pickpockets are a fact of travel. They prey on travelers and tourists alike, and while they may work in teams or on their own, it only takes one pickpocket experience to ruin your whole trip. But never fear! I’m here to give you some tips on how exactly to outsmart that pickpocket. This week we’re… Continue reading How to Outsmart the Pickpocket

Japan · Uncategorized

Yukata Shopping and Sushi for Supper

Originally published on 26 June 2006. This post os part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad to teach English in Japan! Today we went yukata shopping! Mine’s very pretty, but you’ll have to wait till I wear it for the festival to see it! We didn’t try on the whole… Continue reading Yukata Shopping and Sushi for Supper

ireland · Uncategorized

10 Photos for Ireland

This Faraway Friday happens to fall on… St. Patrick’s Day! So here are 10 photos to inspire your wanderlust for the Emerald Isle! 10. Driving on the “Other Side” Unless you live in the UK, Japan, Australia, or South Africa, there is a high chance you drive on the right. Driving on the left side… Continue reading 10 Photos for Ireland

Japan · Uncategorized

A Package from Home

Originally published on 26 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever solo trip to teach English in Japan! Hi there all. The past few days have been up and down, so I’ll just hit the highlights for you. We (the Americans) got the silent treatment at… Continue reading A Package from Home

alabama · Packing · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Claiming the Unclaimed

It’s a very special What I Wore Wednesday! If you read yesterday’s post, you know I spent a whole day at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama! Each day one lucky visitor gets to have “The Unclaimed Baggage Experience” and is tasked with sorting through a piece of luggage. So this isn’t really what I wore… Continue reading Claiming the Unclaimed

alabama · Packing · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Adventures at Unclaimed Baggage

Happy Travel Tip Tuesday! This week I’m bringing you along to an awesome store in Scottsboro, AL, called Unclaimed Baggage! Have you ever wondered what happened to that lost luggage you never could locate? Well, it probably ended up here. Unclaimed Baggage is the only buyer and seller of lost or unclaimed luggage (and cargo!) in… Continue reading Adventures at Unclaimed Baggage

Uncategorized

Changes in Plans

Originally published on 23 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first trip abroad living and working in Japan! Kon-nichiwa! It’s been a poopy past couple of days, but I have things to look forward to, and it will get better. I’m determined it will. I had fun… Continue reading Changes in Plans

Uncategorized · Virginia · Washington DC

Spring in DC

Spring is springing early, and it’s a beautiful time to be in Washington, DC! It’s also the most popular tourism time because of the many many MANY school trips that happen between March and June each year. So if you find yourself planning a trip to DC this spring (or tagging along with your kid!), here… Continue reading Spring in DC

Japan · Uncategorized

Futami: My Place in the World

Originally published on 20 June 2006. This post os part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever solo trip abroad–to Japan! Hello all! If you were hoping it would rain yesterday so I’d stay inside and not have interesting experiences with which to fill your inbox… you’ll be sorely disappointed! Yesterday was positively… Continue reading Futami: My Place in the World