Category Archives: Preparation

A Much Needed Vacation Starts in Less than 12 Hours

I do not think I’ve ever needed a vacation more in my life. I needed a vacation last summer, in the summer after my first year of law school (read: why is the first year of law school so bad?). … Continue reading

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Logistics: Getting to/from the High Sierra Trail Without a Car

Full disclosure: We haven’t done this yet. Update: We did this! It worked. Only hiccup was a long delay in our first Greyhound bus leg, so don’t closely schedule that. Paying for a car rental when a week of that will … Continue reading

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The Transitions Blog

I’ve been slowly rebooting this blog as my planning for my up-in-coming trip winds down and the reality of the trip looms. I updated the about page and the information about the people I mention. I even have a pending logistics … Continue reading

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Last Stateside Updates

Time passes differently when you’re among your people – your circle of friends, your family, in your home base. When I’m traveling I try to write a blog entry at least once a week. That’s a lot harder to do … Continue reading

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One and a half suitcases and nowhere to go

So, I leave for the UK in nine days. I am guaranteed university housing as a non EU postgraduate student, but the housing department at the university is pleading an “overwhelming demand” for university housing and has decided that they … Continue reading

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Last Minute Shopping

I find myself fighting the pull of last minute shopping. Tourists have a habit of spending a lot of money in preparation of a trip – a new suitcase, even when their old bag is fine. A year’s worth of … Continue reading

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Laptop vs. Cloud?

I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to bring my laptop with me on this six month jaunt around the world. The alternative would be to bring a large jump drive and an SD card reader (to … Continue reading

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