I recently received a phone call and learned that a loved one had passed away. This is a breakdown of the steps I have taken to fight stress and sorrow while I am separated from my support group half way around the world. Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes… Fighting Stress Abroad: Gratitude, Friendship, & Art”
My first week of fun in Kampala Uganda, Part 3: The Five Second Dance Party, The artist savior, and the accidental treasure expedition. Continue reading “The Five Second Dance Party, The Artist Savior, and The Accidental Treasure Expedition”
My first week of fun in Kampala Uganda, Part 2: 1000 trips to the mall with a chicken & Random Rambling Mango Maze Ranging.
My first week of fun in Kampala Uganda, Part 1: Learning from the wise and kind and bending a tree. Continue reading “Bending a Tree: Learning from the Wise & Kind”
As I prepared to go to Uganda I compiled a list of the resources, precautions, tips, and advice for travel to Uganda. This includes medical, safety, security, and social advice. Continue reading “Tips & Precautions: Uganda”
My packing list and travel tips for 7 months of working in developing communities (including construction work, community assessments, meetings with government officials, and hiking fun). Continue reading “Packing List for my 7 Month Internship in Uganda”
Several friends have asked me what gear, clothing, food, and water to bring on winter hikes. Here is a list of things I bring on winter hikes and some advice that can make a winter hike more enjoyable. Continue reading “Packing List for a Winter Day Hike”
This is a list of my top 5 favorite hikes in Boulder with descriptions and directions, ranked from 1 to 5. Some of the hikes include both a short and a long hike or an alternative easy hike depending on your preference. Continue reading “Top 5 Best Hikes in Boulder”
In 2010 I took my first trip to Bolivia and met my new family who would forever change my life.
I was volunteering with Engineers Without Borders in a Community called Los Eucaliptos. The project had already been going on a few years before I became involved, so when our team arrived in the community in 2010 the instillation of a new transformer was just being completed. Continue reading “Festival of Lights”
In 2015 I began a treatment which has not only allowed me to walk again, but also realize dreams that I would have never though possible. I now hike every week and would love to share just a few of my favorite adventures. Continue reading “Rocky Mountain Fever”