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A Little Story… A Guitar as a Gateway to Culture

The pulse of pedestrian and motorbike traffic hummed behind us on the busy streets of Bangkok, Thailand, splitting and reconverging on the other side of our trio, as we negotiated the terms for Laura’s highly coveted shiny green guitar. “Okay, maybe you’ll take 800 baht and a really fun monkey mask?” my friend Laura replied […]

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A Little Update…China and the Great Firewall

Just a quick update here – I’m heading to China today! Yep, right this very moment I am en route to meet two friends from the states in Beijing. You’ve seen them in past stories here on A Little Adrift, but you’ll meet them again in a few weeks, once I manage to post the […]

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A Little Travel Memory … An Important Lesson in Hiking Etiquette

Sometimes joy and fun in an experience is directly proportionate to how difficult it is… …the short hike to the lookout point for the Blasket Islands in southern Ireland is one of those circumstances. It was cold and windy for my driving/hiking adventure and with the ever-present misting Irish rain a constant companion every time I stepped out […]

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A Little Travel Memory … Getting Lost in Muir Woods

My friend Jenn is a long-time friend from Florida who also made the move to Los Angeles after college. Our M.O. was long hikes through the mountains surrounding LA to rid ourselves of the city-angst. When I started talking about my RTW trip we road-tripped it up the California coast to San Francisco to test […]

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A Little Facebook…Friends for Life, or Friends for Now?

“Safe travels! You’ve got my Facebook details so we can keep in touch – you have a couch if you ever make it to Florida!” And just like that a new friend has come and gone. At the parting, my new friend scurries off with her backpack strapped to her back, ready for the next […]

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A little friendship…Diamond Hill and Keeping Friends

Oscar Wilde described the Connemara region as a “savage beauty” – he was surely referring to the rough landscape that is largely covered with peat bogs, rocky hills, and interlocking chains of lakes. I’ve got to say, if ever there was a lonely landscape, it would have to be this region of Ireland. To really […]

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Exploring Melbourne, Australia

A Little City… Exploring Trendy, Alternative, Melbourne

If Australia’s primary cities were siblings, then Melbourne is the country’s “red-headed stepchild.” The town is unapologetically alternative and has a unique vibe unlike anything else I’ve yet encountered. While Sydney relies on beauty and cleanliness to stay a favorite, my first impressions indicate that Melbourne is an “anything-goes” type of city. I am still traveling with new […]

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