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Dumela, Africa!

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My trip of a lifetime may have kicked off in London, but Botswana was the ultimate destination. After an almost 11 hour restless flight of cramping, exhaustion, anxiety and excitement, I finally landed in Africa. Granted, it was South Africa, so I still had a ways to go. Due to some bagging confusion (blaming British Airways for this one), I had to go through immigration and customs in Johannesburg, exit the airport, then go to the international terminal and do…

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London, London

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London holds a special place in my heart. London was the first city I ever visited outside of the United States in 2001, was the first foreign city I ever traveled to and explored by myself in 2011 (here, here, here and here), was the first stop on our friend Eurotrip in 2012 and arguably most importantly, was where I embarked on the life-changing journey that is the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Now, London was the first stop on a…

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Trip of a Lifetime

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In March, 2015, my friend Corey announced he had been accepted into the Peace Corps and he was headed to Botswana. That’s when the wheels started turning. Fast forward to August 2015, and Corey was officially a Motswana. Click ahead a few months and that’s when the planning started to come together. In June, on my birthday, the tickets were purchased. I was going to Africa. I would mention the original contents of the plan, but that almost all changed…

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Seeking Inspiration

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I’ve left you hanging for two months… My bad. The summer months had my traveling all around catching up with friends and family which is all fantastic but leaves little time for the blogosphere (how do you all do it!?). Lately, now that life has settled and the temperatures are dropping, I’m dipping into a more manageable schedule. Which, quite frankly, is driving me insane. For the first time in months, I don’t have any trips planned, no apartment projects…

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Life Lately

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On top of finding a new apartment and moving across the city, this summer has already been full of travel. In the past few weeks I’ve been all over Illinois (Chicago, Bloomington, Peoria, Galena and suburbs in every direction), Kentucky and Colorado with little to no time for anything else. It’s 100% self-inflicted so I suppose the first step is admitting I have a problem. Instead, I’ll just plop in some pretty pictures and maybe change my ways next year… And nothing…

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