September 23, 2013 , 8 Comments

It’s been nearly four years since I started d travels ’round. In that time, I have traveled much of Europe, parts of Africa, SE Asia and have become an expat in […]

Daily Wanderlust: clean clothes in Split

April 9, 2012 , 4 Comments

It took me an instant to fall in love with Split. And even less time to realize my traveling days were in front of me, not in the past (thanks [...]


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 ...

  • “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 [...]

  • The City of Stairs
    February 5, 2010 , 10 Comments

    I looked up at the stairs that seemed to rise to the sky. Panting. We had made it up the first few sets of stairs, me trying to balance the very unsteady bag I had on my back. I had specifically taken this piece of luggage for my trip beca ...

  • Rocky, rocky, pebble-y, pebble-y
    December 25, 2009 , 10 Comments

    I left my bag at the chair -- it felt perfectly safe to do so and my passport and important documents and valuables were locked safely away back at Green Lizard -- and got into the water. It was chilly. Not as chilly as the night before wh ...

  • Birthday suits and Split
    December 13, 2009 , 3 Comments

    I had made it my goal to go outside of my comfort zone, and this certainly did just that. So, I did what any slightly intoxicated traveler in a foreign land would do -- hastily removed all of my clothes, threw them on the sidewalk next to ...

  • Goal: Nudie beach
    December 5, 2009 , No comments

    The night I lay in bed in Zadar, I scanned the pages of my Lonely Planet book and read about a few beaches that welcomed the naked traveler. I starred, circled, wrote down those names and made a silent vow to take my clothes off and dive in ...

  • Instantaneous enlightenment on the Adriatic
    November 17, 2009 , 9 Comments

    "I recon you and I are one of the lucky ones. There is only a small percentage of people in this world, D, that have the wealth. And you and I? We are the lucky people. We are people who have this wealth. And, as people who have this wealth ...

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