Category Archives: Preparation

Pre-Trip Anxiety

Tomorrow, Sam (of the High Sierra Trail trip) and I fly out to Montana to do a six day backpacking trip with my friend from law school, Mary. Things I am worried about right now: One or more of our … Continue reading

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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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