Late night reading. Late night reading.
“The road has its own reasons and no two travelers will have the same understanding of those reasons. If indeed they come to an understanding of them at all.”
— Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing (via likeafieldmouse)

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Life, friends & adventure
“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”
— Mark Twain (via kushandwizdom)

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And We Danced


“And we danced, and we cried, and we laughed and had a really really really good time”

 Photo Courtesy of Megan E.

If there were lyrics that literally encompassed my 8 month backpacking trip it would probably be this line.

Having arrived in D.C. a few days ago (it’s taken me quite some time to finish this blog) I naturally asked my sister for the journals I sent her right before my RTW trip began and man I forgot much of what I wrote. To say I was in a bad spot before leaving would be an understatement and it couldn’t be any clearer now that I’ve come ‘home’ and reread those entries…


Boozes & Bruises: Best of the Balkans


Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Twenty-three cities, seventeen bus rides, ten countries, six cliff jumps, five ferries, four novels, three trains, two hospital visits, plenty of inebriated moments, a handful of bona fide friendships and countless splendiferous memories.

This is technically ‘Best of the Balkans’ version 2.0 – I sort of started an entry but never finished it and so this is the end result. By the time I post this I’ll likely be on my flight from Sofia, Bulgaria to Berlin, Germany and thus leaving (with a heavy heart) the Balkans.