Greece - the xenophile life

Greece

This November, my husband and I were fortunate enough to visit one of the countries I’ve always wanted to experience – Greece! We spent 10 days in the country, exploring four very different regions – the museums and ruins of Athens, the monasteries of Meteora, the archaeological site at Delphi, and the picturesque island of Santorini. November is definitely the off season in Greece, but we … Continue reading Greece

Epic American Road Trip

Epic American Road Trip

This August Ryan and I set off on a 4500-mile road trip around the American West that we affectionately called “Epic American Road Trip”. Along the way we traversed nine states and visited six national parks over the course of 10 days. I’d like to share our adventure here. The links to each day of our trip are below: [In Progress] Days 0 & 1: Home … Continue reading Epic American Road Trip

9 Days in Bolivia with Engineers Without Borders

Bolivia with Engineers without Borders

In August of this year I traveled to Bolivia with my university’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders. We have a clean water project there, and our mission was to go down and install a chlorinator. The project is at the University Academica Campesina (UAC) in Carmen Pampa, which is near Coroico, Bolivia. The UAC educates the local people in subjects like agronomy, nursing, tourism, and … Continue reading Bolivia with Engineers without Borders

London: Harrods, Abbey Road & British Museum

Today, our last day in London, was definitely a fun day! Sarah, Tawny, Emily, the other Laura, and Chase joined us for the first part of the day (we split up at lunch time). We started out by visiting one of the oldest and largest department stores in the world, Harrods. It’s known as a very fancy department store, but many of the items there … Continue reading London: Harrods, Abbey Road & British Museum