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 […]


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 [.. ...


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, [...]

  • I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers
    October 22, 2009 , 16 Comments

    We headed out of Zadar, the sun pushing through the curtains on the right side of the bus as we made our way down the coast. After about 20 minutes, the sun shifted and was no longer being shuttered by the curtains, but was instead behind u ...

  • The prettiest day trip ever
    October 15, 2009 , 6 Comments

    To say Plitvice Lakes is a stunner would be an understatement. Its sheer technicolor natural beauty around each and every meandering turn is jaw-dropping. Its 16 turquoise lakes link together through waterfalls cascading down sheer rock cli ...

  • A Hollywood ending. Almost.
    October 13, 2009 , 13 Comments

    "What's your phone number?" he asked. Suddenly, the memory of my new outgoing voicemail message rang in my ears. Berry and I are on vacation. When I get back I will return your call. Oh. DAMNIT. Damnit. Damnit. Damnit. I had never set up ...

  • The new roommate
    October 9, 2009 , No comments

    That's when I saw Him on the street below. He caught my eye immediately. Perfect height (I'd probably recon around 5'9 or so). Perfect weight (the right blend between athletic and non-athletic). And completely different from the typical gu ...

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