Category: Travel

The Smelliest Catch – Part III

The story resumes as I try to describe what it’s like to work for 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because the sockeye season is so short, and the boat has so little […]

Ten Pounds of Living into a Three-pound Life – Part II

I have a bad habit. I schedule optimistically. Especially when I’m on vacation and I want to do more than there is time for. So, optimistically, I believed  I could ride all the way to […]

The Smelliest Catch – Part II

We pick up the story as I try to explain how job hunting for a fishing boat job is different from looking for a job in  say, the air-conditioned offices of an investment firm. You […]

The Smelliest Catch, Part I

It was the worst year of my life. When people ask me, “what was it like” that is my first response. Worst. Year. What experience prompts this outpouring of negativity? For slightly under one year, […]

Jennifer’s 2012 in Review:

Went to Kenya – Y Saw elephants, giraffes and zebras – Y Got eaten by a lion – N Met an authentic example of a bitter, pickled, post-colonial European – Y Visited some classic Olympic […]

Impressions from an African Road Trip

I recently had the unique opportunity to drive a car through 4 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. The route was from Kampala, Uganda, along the west side of Lake Victoria, into Tanzania, more or […]

Ten Pounds of Living into a Three-pound Life – Part I

One time, not too long ago, I spent a Thanksgiving weekend in Maui. It was my first time there and as much as I would like to think that I will have numerous future opportunities […]

A Refreshing Foot Bath in the Land of Smiles – Part IV

When we left off, I was standing under a street light on an unfamiliar residential street, trying to glean information from an increasingly soggy map. From behind me I hear a voice ask me if […]

A Refreshing Foot Bath in the Land of Smiles – Part III

We pick up the story in at 7-11 outside Chiang Mai, where I have stopped to buy a map and ask the staff to show me where I am along the road that runs in […]

A Refreshing Foot Bath In the Land of Smiles – Part II

We resume the story as I head back to the hotel after my fish pedicure. I walk out of the spa on my bloody stumps after a one-hour treatment stretches to about 2.5 hours. I […]