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Hawaii – Days 43-64: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – A Private Beach, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and Making Friends in the Ocean

Brittany Swanson   August 18, 2016   Comments Off on Hawaii – Days 43-64: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – A Private Beach, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and Making Friends in the Ocean

One day I restarted my computer because it was being slow but when it turned back on it wouldn’t let me log in. It got frozen on the login page. It wouldn’t let me type or click anywhere. Ahh! After trying fruitlessly for a few days to get it to work I finally accepted that I’d have to take it in. Lame…. Read more »

Hawaii – Days 17-35: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – Hiking Across Volcano Craters and Discovering a New Love of Snorkeling

Brittany Swanson   August 9, 2016   Comments Off on Hawaii – Days 17-35: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – Hiking Across Volcano Craters and Discovering a New Love of Snorkeling

I arrived on the Big Island of Hawaii on July 1st. I’d arranged to WWOOF (world wide opportunities on organic farms) with a bee farm for the entirety of my time on the island. The deal with WWOOFing is free food and shelter in exchange for a certain number of hours of work a week. The bee farm and I… Read more »

Minnesota – Days 3-7: Adventures in Love – Our First Date and Family Bonding

Brittany Swanson   April 18, 2016   Comments Off on Minnesota – Days 3-7: Adventures in Love – Our First Date and Family Bonding

The morning of my birthday Alex and I both woke up a little after 1 a.m.. Neither of us could get back to sleep so we stayed up talking until 5 a.m.. We woke up again around 11 a.m. for a bit and then fell back asleep again until 4 p.m.! Totally crazy and random. When we finally got up… Read more »

Louisiana – Days 1-5: From Mardi Gras and Drag Shows, to State History and Beautiful Sunsets

Brittany Swanson   February 16, 2016   Comments Off on Louisiana – Days 1-5: From Mardi Gras and Drag Shows, to State History and Beautiful Sunsets

My first evening in Louisiana I met my host in New Orleans and she took me to see the Crewe de Vieux Mardi Gras parade. It was, how shall I say, an adult parade: parental discretion advised. Despite this, there were plenty of children there. I’m pretty sure most of it went right over their heads. To put it bluntly,… Read more »

Georgia – Days 5-6: Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fighting for Social Justice*

Brittany Swanson   December 28, 2015   Comments Off on Georgia – Days 5-6: Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fighting for Social Justice*

*This post contains some sensitive material and violent imagery and parental discretion is advised for children. My first night in Atlanta started with two Harry Potter movies and pizza. Need I say more? The following morning I headed to Julianna’s Coffee and Crepes which Becca had recommended the night before. Such a good decision. My Nutella and strawberry crepe totally hit the spot…. Read more »

Georgia – Days 1-4: Savannah and Augusta

Brittany Swanson   December 24, 2015   Comments Off on Georgia – Days 1-4: Savannah and Augusta

I didn’t really have a plan for Savannah. I Googled “things to do in Savannah” and found Forsyth Park and the Historic District which both looked interesting. I decided to start in the historic district but where I parked the car also happened to be right next to Forsyth Park, so I wandered through the park first instead. I couldn’t decide what I wanted… Read more »

South Carolina – Days 1-3: A Beach Town and My Newest Love

Brittany Swanson   December 14, 2015   Comments Off on South Carolina – Days 1-3: A Beach Town and My Newest Love

My first night in South Carolina was super chill. My host had dinner waiting when I arrived and then we chatted and played a game called Ticket to Ride before calling it a night. When I woke up the next morning it was raining. I’ve spent quite a few days wandering around in the rain, but Myrtle Beach is, well, a beach… Read more »

North Carolina – Days 1-2: Adventures in Asheville

Brittany Swanson   December 8, 2015   Comments Off on North Carolina – Days 1-2: Adventures in Asheville

My first day in North Carolina was spent mostly driving to Asheville. It was another rainy day and I could not stay awake so I took not one, but TWO naps along the way. Eventually, I made it and met up with my host at Wicked Weed Brewing. We had a beer and then went back to her place where… Read more »