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The One About Traveling Alone – The Pros


Traveling alone, especially as a woman, can seem like a TERRIBLE idea (ask my mother). There are some downsides to it, (as I discuss with a sense of humor here) but it can be really awesome. It was something I always wanted... Continue Reading →

Bachelor Ben Episode Seven Recap – I just can’t Belize it.


We's in Belize, yo!! Love the Central American theme to this season's Bachelor. Lindzi aka "horse girl" on the date....I do like her, but she needs a new hair cut, less foundation, and to clear her throat. Jumping out of... Continue Reading →

256: Bachelor Ben – Episode 6 Bingo Terms


I can't be the only one who is excited about tonight's promising Bachelor episode! The preview they showed at the end of last week's episode (and really, all things last week) left my jaw on the floor. Oh please, oh... Continue Reading →


Kacie B, my front runner, gets the first second one-on-one date. Ben seems excited to have all day with her, but I was nervous that they would run out of things to say...Loved the deserted island thing they had going,... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Mishaps, Bug Bites, Dark Alleys in Honduras.


I thought I had paid my dues to the travel gods in Livingston, when someone in our hostel stole my ipod. Turns out no. A few days ago, Natasha and I said goodbyes to our travel buddies and we decided... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Birthdays, Bikes, Beaches


We had an incredible day today for Dana's birthday; one of those days that makes you love life and people and traveling and your heart swells with happiness....and its still going!! We've paused to browse the internet for the moment... Continue Reading →

237: Bachelor Ben – Episode Five Recap!


Let me open with....Courtney is half-witch. I'm convinced. Announcement - everyone gets a date with Ben! Squeal!! After a cringe-worthy mispronunciation of a Spanish date card, Nicki, the divorcee, is crowned with the first one-on-one. Courtney gives the ominous "you... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Peeing in Wetsuit, 3rd World Clinics, Crabs.


Its common knowledge that one of the first things divers do when they enter the water is pee, so that the warmness spreads throughout their wetsuit, keeping their body temperature up while they plunge to the deep dark depths of... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: SCUBA Certified…can put it on my resume…


...because that test was SO HARD! I passed my Open Water Scuba Certification trip with a 92%, thats an A! I love A's! Hopefully questions I got wrong weren't any that would land me in a life-threatening situation. Keeping fingers... Continue Reading →

238: GringaDiaries: Scuba Dooba Doo!


So scuba diving is weeeeeeird. Its really cool, because you see fish from Finding Nemo and stuff. But I'm just weirded out by the idea you can breathe under water. I'd forgotten how hard it was to focus on reading and videos in school,... Continue Reading →

235: GringaDiaries: SCUBA-Certified in Utila


We're getting really good at waking up at obnoxious hours to take obnoxious busrides to get to beautiful places. Maybe when I get back to the states I can lead courses on how to torture your sleep cycles for all... Continue Reading →

GringaDiaries: Heyoooo Honduras!


We were sad to leave Guatemala, but Honduras is beautiful and friendly, and its nice to be back in skin melting hot weather. Although I think I broke my razor shaving my legs and armpits for the first time in... Continue Reading →

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