Archive for Destinations

BBQ or Bust

Dec 06, 2011 No Comments

So since my fancy new job (yay job!) wasn’t going to start for a few weeks, mom suggested I take the swede to visit MO. And since I love BBQ and any excuse to eat it is fabulous, I said sure! The down-side? We had to DRIVE THROUGH KANSAS. If you have never done this […]

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Jack-O’-Lanterns

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Flush with our pumpkins from the farm, we set out to carve! I haven’t carved out a pumpkin in years! First step, gutting them. This part is always my least favorite. It takes forever and you never seem to get it all. Just keep scraping away at the inside until you give up and more […]

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Children of the Corn

Oct 20, 2011 1 Comment

Surprisingly, for a girl from the midwest, I’ve never actually worked a farm. I gone to petting zoos and I’ve been on a farm. But I’ve never actaully picked anything. Until this last weekend. Emily had managed to find a pumpkin patch out east that not only allowed you to pick your own pumpkins, you […]

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Beer Fest Baby!

Oct 20, 2011 2 Comments

Talk about your crash course in American culture. My first week back in CO was for The Great American Beer Fest, or GABF as it’s known to connoisseurs. It was my fourth year attending, my third as a volunteer. Being a volunteer is bombdiggity. People pay 70 bucks to get in the door, while a […]

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KC BBQ

Oct 20, 2011 2 Comments

If I had to pin down the thing I missed the absolute most it would be KC BBQ. There are differing opinions on the best BBQ in the States. There’s Texas, or Carolina, or Montana. But my money is always on KC. More specifically Bates City BBQ. A tiny hole-in-the-wall town outside of KC. This […]

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The Long Trip Home

Oct 20, 2011 1 Comment

After 10 long months on the road, I was heading back home to the States. My trip went something like this: Flight to Stockholm Flight to Iceland Flight to Minneapolis DRIVE to Kansas City OK all of this went according to plan until the drive. It was only 6pm when I arrived in MN but […]

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Ode to Sweden

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

For my last post on Sweden I’d like to call out all the ways they love American things. In the last few weeks I was there, we went to a mega-store. Like Wal-Mart on crack. They were all shocked to know it was larger than even the super Wal-Marts. Seriously, this thing was ridiculous. Anyways, […]

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Silly Swedes

Aug 21, 2011 1 Comment

This is the third time I’ve been to Sweden on this trip, I’m becoming a pro at the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Anyways, since I’ve been here a few times before the posts I have on Sweden are lacking. Not doing much in the sightseeing way of things. So I’ve decided to start a new […]

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High Coast Lunacy

Aug 12, 2011 4 Comments

I spent the last 2 weeks up in northern Sweden, an area called High Coast. It’s a gorgeous place and a strange one as well. It’s on the UNESCO world heritage list because the land here is actually rising. Somehow since they had some ginormous glaciers pushing down on the land for so long, evidently […]

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Turkey to Sweden: No Problem

Aug 12, 2011 7 Comments

Alright so southern Turkey is hot. Like crazy amazingly hot. I headed down south to visit this cool castle on the sea at Kizkalesi. And I did see the castle, though from the beach. My plan after that had been to head further down the coast to visit some other beaches/towns. But once again Turkey=HOT. […]

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Giants Need Not Apply

Jul 27, 2011 2 Comments

I’ve finally realized how the poor people of Turkey have survived so long in this heat. They all lived in caves or even better, in underground cities. One of the largest and most preserved is the underground city at Derinkuyu. This complex is massive, a full 8 floors with tunnels, stairs, halls, kitchens, wineries, and […]

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