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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Two weeks ago I was playing around on Facebook as a way to procrastinate the real work I should have been doing when a chat window popped up – from a sweet young woman I met at the orphanage in Cambodia where I volunteered more than a year and a half ago. Many of the […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We pick up the round the world adventures in Bateman’s Bay. I sated my curiosity about Australia’s kangaroos with an easy hike around Murramarang National Park, which ended with me petting some kangaroos on Pebbly Beach (and trying to save my lunch from the huge male kangaroos!). Other than the kangaroos, there wasn’t a whole lot of options. […]
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks in Melbourne, mostly because I got sick, hung out with friends and did a few day trips. Though I had pondered doing one of the bus trips traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs, for timing purposes I booked a flight instead. So, right now I write to you from […]

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