Grape Adventures

There’s a word in Georgian – that, of course, I can’t remember because I’m horrible at languages – that roughly translates to “when the eye of the sun enters the grape it’s time to harvest.” This year, that time is now, and we’ve been lucky enough to participate in this ancient tradition of Rtveli, or harvest, […]

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Throwback Thursday: London

I’ve actually been to London twice now. Once when I was 17 as part of a school trip, and once at 22 immediately after I graduated college to visit my then boyfriend, Sean, who was finishing up his master’s degree at King’s College. When I was in London at 17, it marked the first time […]

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Weekends are for Exploring

These days, Sean and I don’t see each other much during the week. He’s off to work before I’m really up and functional, and I work late so by the time I finish each night all we want to do is relax and unwind with some Netflix and animal snuggles. This arrangement suits us fine, […]

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Throwback Thursday: Monaco and Nice

It was late May of 2012, and I was about to do something I swore I would never do: willingly attend a car race. Let me explain. I, obviously, grew up in America, and to me the only car races I was familiar with were NASCAR, which were essentially a bunch of bros making a […]

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Tbilisi First Impressions

It’s been about two weeks since we arrived in Tbilisi. Naturally, everyone is asking me what I think of this new city. And, naturally, being me, I have a complicated answer. Since this is only our second assignment overseas, I can’t help come compare everything to Dushanbe. I don’t know if this is necessarily the […]

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Throwback Thursday: Costa Rica

The second semester of my senior year of college was an interesting one. I had already completed my communications degree, and only needed two more classes to finish up genetics. In order to stay a full time student at 12 credits, I had to fill my schedule with a few fun classes. Oh and statistics […]

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Book Review: Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Everyone knows Lonely Planet. Even if you aren’t a big travel buff, I’m sure you’ve seen these blue bound books at some point in your life. They are something of a gold standard when it comes to travel guides, and for good reason. Lonely Planet began in 1973 when Tony and Maureen Wheeler put together their […]

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Vacation Deficit Disorder

It has been 464 days since our last vacation. For anyone who doesn’t want to do the math, that’s January 1, 2017, when we returned to Dushanbe after three weeks in New Zealand. That’s a long time for someone who loves to travel. I can feel the wanderlust creeping into the core of my being. […]

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Throwback Thursday: Paris

From 2011-2012 Sean attended grad school at King’s College London while I completed my undergrad at UW-Madison. We’d been apart for an extended period of time previously, so the distance wasn’t new to us, nor were we devastated to be away from each other for so long. That being said, the same day I walked […]

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