Sprinkles In The Storm

This post is really outside of my comfort zone of things I am willing to publicize online. But it feels necessary and slightly overdue. I know this is too long for most of you to read entirely, but I’ve said what I needed to say. I genuinely hope this is all completely irrelevant to my readers.  But if it’s not, and you are wanderlusting with grief, this one’s for you.

Traveling the world is a long journey. Grieving is also a long journey. So why not navigate through them together? Unfortunately, I have experience traveling with grief.  And that is what this post is all about.

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The Plight Of The Traveling Amateur Photographer

Hobbiest photographers get a lot of shit from other travelers, so this post is my plea to try to subdue the prejudice. 

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There Are Some Crazy-Ass Backpackers Out There.

“Stupid tourists”. Ever wonder why locals everywhere make fun of tourists?  Wonder no more. Continue reading “There Are Some Crazy-Ass Backpackers Out There.”

Raising Funds for Bolivian Amazon School Children

Please visit my gofundme page to help out! gofundme.com/getlostandbefoundAlong my travels I have been searching for ways to vollunteer and help local communities, particularly here in Bolivia.  Bolivia is an incredible country filled with beautiful landscapes, natural recources and a vast array of climates.

While here, I have had the privilage of spending a month in the Amazon rainforest getting to know the Indiginous people in the Beni region (specifically the native Tacana people). Continue reading “Raising Funds for Bolivian Amazon School Children”

Traveling with Diabetes

a13I want to preface this post by saying that I am a type I diabetic, and diabetes is a major part of my life.  BUT, I do not identify myself as such.

Sometimes people are even surprised to learn, after knowing me for a while, that I have diabetes. I strongly believe that if I am in control of my diabetes, it doesn’t have to be in control of me. I don’t want to be thought of as “the girl with diabetes”.  I would rather be recognized for my winning personality (insert big cheesy teethy smile here). I am also a lot of other things, I am a sister, daughter and friend, an artist, vegetarian, and nature-lover.  And now a wander-lusting world-traveler. Continue reading “Traveling with Diabetes”

Friends and Family of a Nomad

a4Most often on my travels I meet people who are wandering the globe for a few weeks, a few months, or even a year. Occasionally, I come across someone who has been traveling for 5 years. No matter what the time frame, we all have something in common. We all have loved ones “back home” who worry about us. Continue reading “Friends and Family of a Nomad”

Murphey’s Law

Ok, I hate to be a complainer. I really do. But that’s what this post is. A big vent session.

For all of you who think traveling is all fun and games, leisure and pleasure… read on. Continue reading “Murphey’s Law”

Surviving Hell


Today. Today I am in Argentina after 12 days in Chile. I would love to be writing about all of the things I have learned so far on my travels, or what it is like to navigate oneself in a world where you barely speak the language. But most of you reading this already know that there is only one appropriate thing for me to write about today. Continue reading “Surviving Hell”

Getting Ready For My Next Big Adventure

1a*Image in Budapest, Hungary, summer 2014

Many of my friends and family are starting to ask me questions about my upcoming trip.  I have been looking forward to this journey for many months now, and it is quickly becoming real.  I am very excited!

So to answer any questions that I can… here is my upcoming plan… (which I take the liberty, traveling on my own and all, to change at any time!) Continue reading “Getting Ready For My Next Big Adventure”