Category: Travel

Full Couches to Empty Houses

Olivia is the world traveller I aspire to be. I met her last year in Jordan, while we were both happily toiling on the top of Tell ‘Umayri. We were friends while working on the dig, had good… Read More

Bulgaria Photos!

You’ll see most of these photos again when I do my writeup on September’s camera over on my Logee Photography blog, but here are all of the non-iPhone photos I took while I was in Bulgaria. For those… Read More

The End of Solo Travel

As I’m about to leave Bulgaria and head back home, I have something to confess: I’m done with solo travel. It’s not that it hasn’t been fun or that I haven’t learned a lot from it, it’s just… Read More

Just Sitting Under a Tree

I snapped that picture for you literally just a minute ago. Right this second, I’m enjoying a break from the conservation workshop to sit under a tree and trying to relax and just enjoy the air.

So Sleepy…

Bear with me, I’m a little out of it. My day started at an ungodly hour this morning, wherein my brother-in-law dropped my sleepy butt off at the airport to start my journey to Bulgaria.

Travelling Music – The Very Best Edition

I’ve managed to amass a hefty collection of travelling music. Usually, I do this by picking up a random burned cd in a souq or from some slightly shady looking guy with a giant backpack wandering the streets… Read More

Lofty Aspirations

This is all I can think about: I can’t help it. I see a plane in the sky and I’m immediately itchy – possessed by wanderlust. Whenever this time of year comes around, I feel like I’m supposed… Read More

Hot Air Ballooning!

The alarm went off at 4:20am. Nothing new for me, but I do believe I sprang out of bed because today was the day I got to go hot air ballooning. Floating up in the air is an… Read More

I Made It

It’s been a tough few days. It’s hard to have been one of the last ones to leave Jordan, saying goodbye so many times to so many people I’ve fallen in love with. My roommates, my fieldmates, my… Read More


Taxi Driver: Where you want to go? Me: al-Muqabalayn, please. Taxi Driver: al-Muqabalayn?? Me: Yes, please. Taxi Driver: Why would you want to go there??? Our neighborhood has the best of reputations.