Most Excellent Journey

While setting up the travel site (3 months ago..) I have neglected this site. To see what my boyfriend and I have been up to the last 4 months, visit our website.. which I am proud to say I programmed (with a bit of help from Brendan of course). We have photos, maps, and a blog.. and you can even subscribe to get emails of our new posts! Happy reading.

Travel Blog

I know I promised a blog right when we left for our trip.. well…. it has been a bit harder to get internet than we expected, and I had some problems finding a working computer before I left. BUT I promise that it is on its way!! I am being taught web design as I make this blog, so it is taking a bit longer, but it will be worth it! I will send an email with the URL as soon as its ready.. Hopefully within the next week. =) Hope you all are doing well.

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Spam + Nativity fusion? Awesome.

spangerFor Christmas my family and I went over to Brendan’s family’s house. The theme was Hawaiian, and what is more Hawaiian than SPAM?! Hawaii and Guam consume the largest amount of SPAM per capita of any place in the world. To celebrate this, we decided to sculpt a Spanger out of Spam and Velveeta. The smell was horrific, but the final product interesting!

10 Days and Counting

I have only 10 days left of my college career as I know it! I can’t believe this semester has flown by so quickly. It has been a whirlwind of classes, tests, and papers, but it is finally coming to a close.

And what shall start the next chapter of my life? I am planning a long trip with Brendan, my boyfriend. We will start off on December 27th by flying out to San Fran and then Tahoe for New Year’s to visit San Fran friends and people Brendan went to school with at Berkeley. From there we will go to Washington D.C. with his family for a few days and on January 8th, we will leave from NYC to Santiago, Chile where the fun really starts. From there we will travel over land to Buenos Aires and north to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with small stops in between. We will be in Rio for Carnival and then leave on February 6th for the next leg of our adventure.

We fly to Tokyo next for 18 hours then on to Singapore. From here we will be traveling over land through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam to China where we intend to take a train through the country and end up in Beijing. From there we will hop on the Trans-Siberian railway and venture through Mongolia and Russia ending up in Moscow. From here, we’re not quite sure where to go.. It depends on how much money we have left and where we have friends/ cheap places to stay. Click here for a map of SE Asia..

SO if you have any suggestions or contacts for me I would love to hear from you!

Post Your Secret

postsecret.jpg Three years ago Frank Warren started a community art project for those who had secrets to tell. He asked people to send their secret on a postcard. To his amazement, he received thousands of responses–some beautiful, some sorrowful, and some inspiring. He began to post the cards online each Sunday, and published his first book–Post Secret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives in November of 2005.

Since that time, he has received over 150,000 postcards from anonymous people around the world and he has published three more books. The website has received numerous awards, and he has been recognized by the National Mental Health Association for raising funds and awareness about suicide.

The postcards are moving, and you might even find something that you can relate to in them.. check out this website, and if you are so compelled, send him your own secret!