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One Month in the San Luis Valley

One Month in the San Luis Valley

Matt and I spent the month of July traveling around the Northwest in our camper van. We saw so many beautiful places and it was a truly amazing trip. However we also like to travel REALLY slowly sometimes. We balanced out the busy travel of July by spending the entire month of August in one place. During our two years of living in Denver, we discovered a magical place in southern Colorado. The Orient Land Trust is a 2200 acre…

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The Beaches and Junkies of Kenya.

The Beaches and Junkies of Kenya.

I left Zanzibar in early March and flew to Mombasa, Kenya. I was picked up at the airport by Edward, the representative from Love Volunteers. During the 45-minute drive to Ukunda, he mainly talked about how wonderful Donald Trump is. It was bizarre, I assumed that the only people who liked Trump were (some) Americans and nationalist-leaning Europeans but he’s got fans everywhere! Edward took me to the house of Cosmus, his wife Tabby, and their 12-year-old son, David. Cosmus…

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Quit Your Job and Go to Africa!

Quit Your Job and Go to Africa!

“Today, at 35, I’m largely out of fucks to give…” Michelle Ruiz. On Turning 35, the Age at Which Donald Trump Dumps his Girlfriends. Vogue. In January I turned 35. And what better way to celebrate than to quit my job and go to East Africa for 10 weeks? I had been working as a nurse at one single place for 15 months. I was getting itchy for a change, and I missed the longer-term traveling that I did before…

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