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August 26, 2011 , 9 Comments

There was a time a little more than a year ago, when I hated traveling. After doing it for more than five months, being sick for what seemed like the […]

Escape of the Week: Zagreb, Croatia

August 17, 2011 , 18 Comments

It’s no secret I love Croatia. My first trip to Croatia is what started me on my current life path. It spawned my career-break, and to this day, ...

The Adventures of D — A Retrospect

July 4, 2011 , 9 Comments

Oh, my little blog. It’s been around since before I decided to take my career break and travel. It’s been around since I one sleepless Oct ...

Interview: Adrenaline Living

May 30, 2011 , 2 Comments

I had the pleasure today of being interviewed by Angelia Miller on her Adrenaline Living Talk Show. It’s my first interview, and quite a change ...

  • The slow return to America
    November 18, 2010 , 5 Comments

    I arrived to the Zadar airport way too early for my liking. “This is the bus you have to take if you want to get there in time for your [...]

  • The days after death
    November 16, 2010 , 4 Comments

    “These feelings won’t go away … they’ve been knocking me sideways …” For the two days after Grandma died, I walked around in a haze. Numb. Listening to the same [...]

  • Backtracking
    November 10, 2010 , 1 Comment

    I pulled up hostel after hostel, bus schedule after bus schedule, as I sat on my bunk bed in Zadar. I had wanted to go up the coast to the [...]

  • The final reunion
    November 9, 2010 , 2 Comments

    A wave of happiness rushed over me as soon as I saw Katie, sitting under an awning at the yellow bus station in Trogir. The bus ride from Split to [...]

  • Realization
    November 8, 2010 , 6 Comments

    I never imagined my brain would tell me I wanted to go home. Early. But, it did that night in Split. I had 10 days left of my trip. Originally, [...]

  • Getting over Split
    November 4, 2010 , 6 Comments

    I walked slowly, silently and solo back to CroParadise and crawled into my bed. I looked across the bed to where Katie had been. Empty. Then, as if on cue, [...]

  • “See you soon,” the Split version
    November 3, 2010 , 4 Comments

    “Katie,” I mumbled, waking up from my semi-drunken slumber the next morning, “what the hell happened to David?” Katie looked at me from her bunk. “What?” “He never came back [...]

  • Backpacker shenanigans
    November 2, 2010 , 8 Comments

    Katie, David and I walked together back through the old city of Split after hugging Danica goodbye. Rain clouds had begun to make their way from the mountains to the [...]

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