Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Backpacking is Nothing Like Study Abroad

Obviously. Somehow I had this subconscious assumption that the only real difference between study abroad and backpacking would be no homework to worry about.  In reality, though, I wouldn't even put them in the same category--they don't have much in common, other than travel. The biggest difference is the types of relationships you make.  One… Continue reading Backpacking is Nothing Like Study Abroad

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

What I Did When I Fell Off the Edge of the Earth

Guys!  Backpacking is crazy!  More than anything I've ever done, with the possible exception of power-reading through an especially intriguing book, backpacking takes me to a different world with different rules that can't be communicated through a pixelated screen.  I promised lots of posts since I've been seriously slacking for the last couple of months,… Continue reading What I Did When I Fell Off the Edge of the Earth

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Place-Holder Post – Why I’ve Disappeared Off the Face of the Internet

So I'm alive and all--you can call off the search parties; I keep running into them and it's awkward.  I'm just checking in to let you know I'm having all sorts of travel adventures and writing blog posts in a journal, so you can expect something better than this to show up in February!  Pura… Continue reading Place-Holder Post – Why I’ve Disappeared Off the Face of the Internet