Epilogue to Sabbatical

Below are some observations, opinions and advice that I think are good to pass on for anyone considering long-term travel. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. - Shirley MacLaine Observations People are kind and generous I can't even begin to name the ways … Continue reading Epilogue to Sabbatical

Jordan, Stop 5

Jordan was incredible, wonderful and so many other positive superlatives that I don't need to write. I arrived just one week after the attack in Karak so we were unable to make that scheduled stop. Instead, we saw Little Petra. But before we get to Little Petra, the trip began on Christmas Eve. Having booked … Continue reading Jordan, Stop 5

An International Birthday to Remember

I didn't know how I would feel celebrating my bday away from friends this year but it ended up being really great and a ton of fun. A friend that I met at the beginning of my trip in South Africaย come to Greece for one week in order to celebrate with me and tour Athens. … Continue reading An International Birthday to Remember

Greece, Stop 4

I arrived in Athens for a few days before continuing my travels. And while it was valuable to get to know my new home and find my way around, there isn't much to talk about. I will have a month in Athens when I get back from visiting the islands and that is when I … Continue reading Greece, Stop 4

A Note to My Kidney Stone

Such pain Such torture I thought you were my appendix Or maybe the colon But no You were a tiny stone Causing mass havoc I will never forget those kind souls Who wrapped their arms around me when I could not walk And fed and checked in on me when I could not move Two … Continue reading A Note to My Kidney Stone