Like many San Franciscans, I don’t own a car. I bike, walk, and take public transportation or Lyft almost everywhere. Typically, this means I end up staying within a mile radius of my house (the Mission, Castro, and Noe Valley) even though I know the city has so much more to offer. So one night, after…… Continue reading How Lyft Inspired My Most Creative Date Night in San Francisco
What’s it like to return home after the Peace Corps? What does the process of re-integration into American life look like? One RPCV shares.
“You know, on dia de los muertos, we really believe the dead are sitting here with us.” Judith, a Oaxaca City native and cousin of Jon’s co-worker, told us over drinks in the hip, downtown restaurant of Los Danzantes. I took another sip of my cocktail and looked sideways across the courtyard where a group of fake skeletons had been…… Continue reading Dancing With the Dead in Oaxaca City, Mexico
Bringing you a travel snapshot from Beat Nomad’s archives each and every Tuesday. This photo was taken at Lake Crescent on a trip to the Olympic National Park shortly after I moved to Seattle. A couple of medical students from Arkansas that I met at a hostel and I were staying at Lake Crescent Lodge,…… Continue reading A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot [Washington]
“Do you like long walks on the beach?” my friend teased; referencing how I’d earlier rolled my eyes at this cliché interest listed on a facebook profile. I smiled, and had to admit the irony of my judgment as I looked around at the giant boulders jutting from the ocean and the seemingly endless expanse…… Continue reading Thru Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail: An Elusive Route
For roughly two weeks I followed the Oregon Coast Trail by means of foot and wheel, finally finishing the trip outside Brookings, Oregon and camping there for two nights with the boyfriend. Although hikers can feasibly attempt the trail as a thru-trail, most opt to do it in a series of short day hikes. After…… Continue reading Brookings, Oregon: The End of the Oregon Coast Trail [photos]
We shyly put our thumbs down when we realized the car headed towards us had the ominous stamp of a state trooper vehicle. That did nothing to stop them from doing a u-turn in the middle of the highway and slowing to a stop just in front of me. Like an angry parent, the driver…… Continue reading Hitching a Ride from an Oregon State Trooper