Category Archives: Pre Trip


I leave for worlds in 30 hours . . . How did I get here?! Continue reading

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Vietnam, here I come!

  With less than three hours to go until my very early morning flight to Vietnam, I find myself at the airport, super sleepy and blogging on my phone! I’m not taking a laptop on this trip, but technology has improved … Continue reading

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Well, I’ve been involved with The20Project since it’s inception back on January 1st of this year, but I suppose I’ve been so busy with life and helping organize the launch event for this awesome book that I just plain forgot … Continue reading

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How many goodbyes?

Originally posted on The Travelling Twin:
How many goodbyes does it take to start a new life? How many hugs? How many “I’ll miss you”s? How many promises to write? How many promises to visit? How many kisses? How many…

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Eight random, and hopefully helpful, tips about travel

In my experience of travelling, I have learned a few practical things that I thought I would pass along to help make your journeys a bit easier: 1. Have a travelling ‘comfort kit’. Mine includes earplugs, hair elastics, bobby pins, eye … Continue reading

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The joys (and fears) of packing

Today I leave for my next big adventure; yesterday I had to pack for it. I thought I was doing well, because as of the day before yesterday I’d laid almost everything out like I usually do (but in a … Continue reading

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Packing . . . all that other stuff!

I HATE packing. I really do, I loathe it.  I always have, because I always pack way too much, even though I take relatively little.  I think the part I hate the most isn’t deciding what clothes to bring, or worrying … Continue reading

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All packed!

As promised, here is my packing update! Yesterday I packed about 99% of my clothes into one regular-sized rolling luggage, a pretty good job, considering that my ‘clothes’ for this trip also consist of several, and I do mean several, … Continue reading

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half packed

Instead of doing anything even mildly interesting tonight, I am now (very proudly) half packed!!  I decided to start with the easy stuff, my clothes.  Packing for two weeks, a month, half a year or longer is basically the same … Continue reading

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Beyond my comfort zone

Nine days ago I posted about my new job. Six days ago I got another, far cooler, new job. And two days from now, I will be leaving Vancouver for said new job – I LOVE MY LIFE!! A week … Continue reading

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