Northern California

If there's one thing I learned after spending 3 months overseas in Europe, it's this: Northern California is exceptionally unique and amazing, in every possible way. Until I started traveling, I didn't realize how wonderfully lucky I was to have grown up in a place like this. Despite the fact that California doesn't feel like … Continue reading Northern California

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Tourist vs. Traveler

It can be hard to not feel offended when someone refers to me as a tourist. I generally correct them, kindly and politely, and tell them that I’m not a tourist - I’m a traveler. In my mind, the difference between the two is astronomical. A tourist is a person who has a checklist - … Continue reading Tourist vs. Traveler

Back in California

It's now been two weeks since I left the Netherlands and came back to California. Time has been moving so slowly since I arrived back in California. Now it seems that I'm just trying to find ways to pass the time, but the days still seem to slowly drag by. I'm still in contact with … Continue reading Back in California

Falling in Love

Having your heart broken really sucks. But I’ve realized that, even worse than having a broken heart, is having never fallen in love in the first place. When I was living out of my van with my dog, traveling along the Northern California coast, I met a beautiful Dutch man. We met on a trail … Continue reading Falling in Love

Leaving for Europe

I'm ready to depart for Europe this weekend. My possessions now consist of nothing more than the things that will fit in a borrowed suitcase and my beat-up camera bag. I have £150 in hand and $150 in the bank. A stranger was kind enough to warn me that I may want to wait until … Continue reading Leaving for Europe