Flashback Friday: First Trip to the UAE

November 2015

Warning to my friends: if you move somewhere, I will come visit you.  This is not an empty threat.  Some friends who had relocated to Dubai found this out first hand 🙂

After a late arrival (or early morning depending how you look at it) my friends picked me up at the airport and I promptly crashed for a few hours to catch up on sleep.  After waking up and reorienting myself, it was off to explore Dubai Marina (the area where my friends lived)! This, of course, included a stop at Starbucks. Continue reading

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Six weeks in Sydney

After arriving in Sydney, I started to get settled for my time there.  Most of the weekdays were spent at the office, so I won’t bore you with those details, but I did manage to get up to some adventures on the weekend.

Hiking in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains lie to the west of the city, about a 2 hour ride by train from the central station.  It actually a pretty easy train ride and I ended up going out and back twice in the same weekend.  There are many stations you can get off at and go for a hike; I stopped at Katoomba and Wentworth Falls.

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Musings from 36,000 ft

Sometimes there are moments when you travel when stuff just hits you. Running back and forth to another continent for a weekend is fun, but it can also be stressful. I’m not sure why, but on my recent flight back from London, I had one of those experiences. And I wrote about it it the moment
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It’s been a roller-coaster weekend when it comes to my emotions, but I have to say the capper is happening right now. I’m currently speeding 36,000ft above the earth at over 900 km/h over the coast of Greenland. Most would say this is an odd place to have a “moment,” and generally I’d agree. I’ve flown over this spot likely tens if not a hundred times, but this is the first time it’s had an impact. Continue reading

Where did all this “busy” come from?

If you can’t tell from the title, I’ve been a bit swamped recently.  A lot of it has been work related, but I haven’t gotten much down time either.  Between a quick wine pick up trip to Seattle, puppy-sitting my bestest puppy, taking part in “bike to work week,” and generally trying to catch up on life, I’ve had limited time to put all my recent trips to paper (not sure I can really say paper… keyboard?)… and I’m still trying to catch up from August 😮

I have been putting up a few things on Vegan Travel as I go… you can check out my blogger page here: https://www.vegantravel.com/vegan-travelers/vegan-traveler-blog-jenn/

I am hoping to make some serious progress this weekend, and maybe get a post up this week, but I’m making no promises. I though I would share a few pictures from my recent trips to tide you over.  Enjoy!

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More blogs on Vegan Travel

In addition to keeping up with my blog here (really, there are more posts coming soon), I’ve also been blogging over at a site called Vegan Travel. It’s a great community of like minded, wanderlust driven, compassionate people. Most of the site focuses on sharing travel tips with a vegan slant, hoping to make things easier for the next traveler in the area.

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I’ve got a few blog posts up on the site already, mostly focused on the food I’ve had while travelling on my recent trip.  Here is what’s been published so far.

And my general info page here!

If you want a slightly different take on my travels, please check out the blogs, and the rest of the site for that matter.  And keep your eyes peeled for upcoming posts about my trip to Australia and the Great Barrier Reef!

Just keep swimming 🙂