Blogs from Elko, Nevada, United States, North America


North America » United States » Nevada » Elko December 26th 2015

Back in the good ol' United States just in time for Christmas in this winter wonderland that is to be found at the base of the Ruby Mountains. I learned a lot about myself, about Peru and about life in general on this latest trip. As is my way, I did learn most of these lessons the hard way. My lack of preparation, perhaps better described as complacency, is responsible for both our Bolivian visa saga as well my extreme altitude sickness. I did enjoy seeing the landscape and the differences between Bolivia and Peru as well as intra-country differences between the Lake Titicaca region, Machu Picchu and the Nazca area. Peru is definitely one of the more developed of the developing countries I've been to and I do believe that with greater investment in infrastructure ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Elko July 5th 2012

I am back in the states now, staying with my parents while I work to get things in order for my coming move south. I've had some time to think about my big trip, and wanted to share a few of my highlights and some things that made me go "meh", okay. So here we go! Yay list! New York - A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway Iceland - Glaciar hiking and attempting to ice climb France- Beaches of Normandy, the Eiffel Tower and the fountain art at Versailles Switzerland - the beauty of the Alps Italy - Urban graffiti in Venice, body acceptance on the beach, Michelangelo's Last Judgment Jordan - Just in general Jordan was awesome, but the bedouin family I stayed with at a camp site really topped my list. Fellow travelers in ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Elko May 11th 2012

This Sunday I will be starting my trip trip around the world. A trip that, quite coincidentallY, will last 80 days. Heres a quick rudown of my itinerary: New York Iceland England France Possible short trip to Amsterdam, not sure, it is only three or so hours away from Paris by train! Or Switzerland Slovenia has some cool caves I wanna check out Italy Jordan Israel Egypt UAE, specifically Abu Dhabi China Taiwan It is quite an aggressive timeline, but with most rooms, train tickets and modes of transportation already booked, it is a manageable trip I believe. I have found foster homes for my pets for these three months and will hopefully hear about the phd program I have applied to whole on the road. This has always been a dream of mine, so I ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Elko March 13th 2012

This Friday I am taking off to visit a long time friend in her home country of Guatemala. I have stayed in touch with Bitty since the 6th grade and am finally able to visit her. We'll be seeing a lot of country within these 10 days and I am very excited and grateful to her for taking the time to be my traveling partner. I'll have images and fun stuff from the trip posted here :).... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Elko August 12th 2011

Had a great night sleep last night. Theo and I actually got to share a king size bed. It was luxury. We left early and headed north to Salt Lake for a view of the Mormon Temple and then headed east towards Elko, Nevada. Once we came into Salt Lake it was very smoggy and they had signs posted about poor air quality. It was awful; you couldn’t see the mountains at all. We are now headed across the salt flats and were able to see the Great Salt Lake. It was very beautiful but hard to see with all the smog. We made a quick stop in Wendover Nevada home of the base that housed the Enola Gay. The Enola Gay was the historical plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The ... read more
Downtown Salt Lake City
Salt Flats
Sign in a rest stop...Yikes!

North America » United States » Nevada » Elko June 15th 2011

One day to go and I am bouncing off the walls! Wrapping up last minute details, fretting over my pets and work and behind it all extremely excited, scared and over caffeinated - awesome mix. So if you are like me, you are curious as to what to pack for a 16 - day adventure! I'm forcing myself to get my pack under 20lbs, or somethings got to go. I'll photo-shop in different outfits once I get home before I'll carry more than 20lbs on my back around 5 countries! I'm at about 15lbs right now, pack included, and have included the following: 4 tee-shirts, tanks 1 long sleeve shirt Swimsuit and trunks (sauna here we come!!) Pajamas 1 pair dress shoes 2 pair pants, 1 skirt Hat Travel journal Blow dryer (hey give me my ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Elko August 8th 2010

We spent the night at the Iron Horse RV campground-then we went to the Red Lion Casino-Donna won and I donated!!... read more

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