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Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

Running From, Running To: How I Came to Travel

*I’ve written this post in honor of Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day. I’m often asked when my love of travel started.  For some, it’s their first trip, a time they tried a new exotic food, heard another language or went overseas for the first…

June 1, 2016
5 Ways Politics Affect Travel
Africa Europe U.S.

5 Ways Politics Affect Travel

I recently read a post on Adventurous Kate’s blog titled “15 Ways to Leave the Country if Donald Trump Gets Elected.”  Like most political pieces, it proved polarizing.  In reading the 100+ comments there were a few that shared that they don’t believe travel…

March 22, 2016
Europe Peace Corps U.S.

My top 3 Thanksgivings away from home

My first Thanksgiving away from home was my freshman year in college.  Being so far from home, it just wasn’t worth it to pay $500 to get back to Idaho for only a few days.  My family is very close and we consider the…

November 28, 2015

Alexandria, VA

I woke up Thursday morning pretty exhausted, but I had to get up and get ready for the conference.  Our first day went really well, aside from the fact that the lunch wasn’t very good and they ran out of food before everyone got…

November 23, 2015

Boise International Market – update

I wanted to do an update to last week’s blog on the Boise International Market (BIM).  If any of you have visited the GoFundMe page that was started for the families, you’ve seen that the Boise community raised more than the $50,000 goal in just a…

September 28, 2015

Boise International Market

I was planning to continue with my backpacking trip this week, but felt the need to highlight a local tragedy and also comment on our ability to come together as a community when we choose to.…

September 20, 2015

Jaialdi 2015 – Basque-ing at the Expo

Friday I went down to the Basque block to meet a friend for lunch.  While we had a nice time, it was very hot and there was no shade and very little seating.  After we ate I didn’t stick around for the music or…

August 12, 2015

Jaialdi 2015-Sports Night

*I’m taking a slight break from recounting my trip backpacking through Europe to write about Jaialdi, a Basque festival that occurs in Boise, Idaho every 5 years, which I attended last week. Growing up in Boise, I’ve always wanted to go to Jaialdi.  However,…

August 10, 2015