The Grand Eastern European Adventure: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Originally posted on A Stranger In Paradise:
22 May – 23 May, 2014 Weeks ago, Zac and I woke early in our hostel in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to gather up our stuff and hoof it to the other side of town to take a bus to Veliko Tarnovo.  The bus station was old, bleak, and Communistic,…

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Why I Travel

Before the 1960s, running for fun and fitness was something done by crazy jogging nerds in New Zealand. Running a marathon, or even a 10k, was not on the standard life achievement list and no one had even dreamed of ‘Couch to 5k’. In 1897, the first Boston Marathon only attracted 18 entrants. In 1972, […]

Have towel, will travel

I’m leaving for Europe tomorrow!! (Hopefully. I have this constantly lurking fear that any time I go to the airport, the TSA officer will look down her nose at my passport and say ‘you? Oh we don’t let your kind in here’. Then she will wave her arms for the big burly security officers to […]