I was going through my old videos, and found this one from my Tongariro Crossing hike in 2009. You can see the volcanic activity that I mentioned earlier this week was evident.
[caption id="attachment_2368" align="alignleft" width="300"] Notes from my first class[/caption]
Mon dieu! My French 101 learning experience recently came to an end. After nearly 3 months of weekly classes, I’ll be the first to admit that I am far from fluent.
But, the experience and effort was not for naught- I can proudly say
The weekly "Jazz in the Garden" event is one of the most popular summer activities in Washington, DC. Centrally located right off the Mall at the National Gallery of Art's picturesque Sculpture Garden, people pack in each Friday to enjoy the night's jazz act (everything from Brazilian jazz to Afro Funk to
Spring is by far the most enticing time in Washington, DC. People wearily come out of their homes, tentatively shed their winter jackets and begin to marvel at the changing seasons. The famous cherry blossoms, a gift from the people of Japan in 1912, surround the tidal basin and create
January 11, 2001.
I coughed in the ancient Italian cathedral. Loudly. It was the kind of cough that goes on and on; the persistent itch you can't get rid of and if you try you just end up making it worse. Inside San Miniato’s stone walls, my coughs echoed throughout the
Somewhere along the winding roads of Tuscany, this photo was taken. I was on the back of a speeding vespa with one hand held firmly around the waist of an Italian boy and the other furiously snapping away, trying to get the perfect shot that represented the countryside in summer.After
2010 turned out to be an incredibly liberating travel year for me. With a brief stint of unemployment came a robust time of opportunity, full of adventures and exciting destinations. Here are my top 10 places that I visited in the past 12 months…
10. Taupo,New Zealand
Taupo itself isn’t the most
It's tough having perma-wanderlust. Regardless of whether I'm freshly back from some amazing adventure or completely desperate for anything remotely resembling a three day weekend, I can't stop looking ahead to where I'm going next.
So, with this inherent wanderlust I am constantly saying "oh, I'd love to go there" about