Archive for June 2015

The Facebook rainbow, Pride, and this straight white girl

The Facebook rainbow, Pride, and this straight white girl
This Facebook rainbow profile thing makes me a little uncomfortable. Not for the same reason that it makes Pat Robertson uncomfortable, though. I strongly believe in civil and human rights for everyone and that anyone who wants to marry and sign up for the benefits and risks that it brings should be able to do... Read more »

Thoughts on Peru: Cautious Optimism and National Pride

Thoughts on Peru: Cautious Optimism and National Pride
Peru is a country on the up. At least that’s what the news tells us. The last decade or so has seen a fast growing economy, even during the global recession, decreasing poverty, and relative socio-political stability after decades of civil conflict. Although this was my first time in Peru, the wealth was easy to... Read more »

My International Travel Packing Checklist

Peru is coming in about 48 hours and I am not packed and I am a little overwhelmed. Preparations have been more complex than I’m used to. Since I’m volunteering down there, there’s much more to consider- we’re bringing donated items, necessitating checking luggage, I need to bring more electronics for work purposes, I’m doing... Read more »
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My Mom and Dad's Guide to Cruising Around the World: Planning Your Trip

75 days. 14 countries. 22 ports. One phone call to their daughter from a McDonald’s in southeast Asia. What have your parents been up to lately? My parents recently returned from a round-the-world cruise- hitting spots from Los Angeles to Hong Kong to India to Italy and lots inbetween. For my mom and dad, travelling... Read more »