Category: Journal

The Trials of Travel: Losing English

The longer I spend outside of America, the worse my English gets. That might sound funny, but I promise you it happens. A certain number of “what?’s” “huh?’s” and confused looks later you start to learn what words ESL speakers, Aussies and British people just don’t understand, and you start to cut them out of your vocabulary to communicate more…

My Day As a Goat Shepherd and Cheese Maker in the Pyrenees

Throughout the Pyrenees you can hear the ringing of bells. Domesticated animals of all kinds roam the mountains stopping to munch on some grass and occasionally interact with people. The bells adorn the necks of sheep, cows and sometimes, of goats. Yesterday I spent the day at the home and farm of a goat shepherd and cheese maker in the heart of…

I’ve Been Flagged

My trip began at the ripe hour of 6:30 am when the creaky Yukon pulled out of the driveway with me, my dad and a somewhat minimal amount of luggage inside. When we approached curb side check-in outside of American Airlines the attendant informed us I’d been flagged and would have to proceed inside. The man at the desk mentioned…

Start Spreadin’ the News…

Some of the What and Why of My Trip The big day is coming up, in just a few days I take off for the longest travel experience of my life yet, a 7-month journey across the world. I start off by exploring parts of Europe (Ireland, Italy, Amsterdam and more) before heading to Southeast Asia to see Nepal, Thailand,…

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