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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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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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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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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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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Birthday Abroad

Jul 19, 2011 4 Comments

For the past several years, my plans for my 30th birthday involved the Divine Miss Em, Vegas and murder. Don’t ask me to explain. It was a very complicated and thought-out birthday extravaganza. You’d have to be in our brains to understand it. However, I happened to be in EUROPE at the time of my […]

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The Jam Conspiracy

Jul 13, 2011 2 Comments

Full Disclosure: I did not write this quote. I merely found it in the Travel Tips book in my current hostel and felt it was too hilarious to pass up. I also believe that it must have been written by my friend Matt Williamson even though he has never been here. He would understand this […]

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Hello, My Name is Mooch

Jul 11, 2011 3 Comments

My new best American buddies, Matt and Merrit, left me all alone in Olomouc as they headed into Poland. I spent the next day beating my head against the wall trying to figure out my next moves. Luckily they emailed me saying they had been upgraded to a two bedroom flat in Krakow, and invited […]

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4th of July Czech Style

Jul 05, 2011 No Comments

With my two new American best buds, Matt and Merrit, we set out to celebrate the 4th of July! First stop of the night was the St. Wenceslas Brewery in town. This little microbrewery made some damn fine beer. I had their signature St. Wenceslas brew, a really good copper beer. Merrit gave the sour […]

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Midsummers: Part IV

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

Ok home strech people! Last day of Midsummer’s we headed down south to Pierre’s dad’s cabin. And I do mean cabin. That bad boy was a teeny tiny little thing. I have to admit I was afraid when the 8 of us pulled up, where the hell we were all going to sleep! But first […]

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Midsummers: Part II

Jun 27, 2011 No Comments

Ok so first day of the weekend, Friday! We had stayed the night at Pierre’s mom’s place and when we finally managed to drag ourselves out of bed, at about noon, we had breakfast! Breakfast in Sweden is a huge affair. I know we get a bad rap in America for having a large breakfast, […]

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