The Grand Eastern European Adventure: The De-Brief

Originally posted on A Stranger In Paradise:
Well kids, I did it.  I made it to Europe and back! I’ve already been home a week, which seems incredible.  Part of me feels like I’ve been home ages already and part of me feels like I just got here.  This feeling of limbo was not helped…

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 […]