The Nomadic Life · The United States · Travel

How Lyft Inspired My Most Creative Date Night in San Francisco

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

Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life · The United States

A Year of Returning Home from the Peace Corps

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.

In Photos · North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

A Skipped Beat: Tuesday Travel Snapshot [Washington]

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]

North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

Thru Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail: An Elusive Route

“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

North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States · Travel

Couchsurfing Beyond Travel: Getting Involved in Local CS Communities

The Seattle Freeze “So, you’re new here?” the obviously drunk girl in front of me in line for the bathroom asked, “have you ever heard of the ‘Seattle Freeze’?” “No, I haven’t,” I replied, and as though she were purposely continuing the mystique of the question, she merely said “look it up,” and went to the next…… Continue reading Couchsurfing Beyond Travel: Getting Involved in Local CS Communities

North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

Local Lunchtime Discoveries in Ballard, Seattle: End

Monday’s Find So, you know how sometimes you travel to a new corner and discover something so good you can’t be bothered to explore past that something? That all you want to do is indulge while you have the chance? Well, that’s kind of what happened today — instead of venturing out into Ballard to…… Continue reading Local Lunchtime Discoveries in Ballard, Seattle: End

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Local Lunchtime Discoveries in Ballard, Seattle: 20twenty & Second Ascent

Friday’s Find Initially, I was determined to track down some of Ballard’s Scandinavian roots for my Friday find, but aside from the Nordic Heritage Museum and a couple of shops/restaurants too far away for me to reasonably visit on a lunch break, none of the neighborhood’s more central Scandinavian staples still stand. Instead, I settled…… Continue reading Local Lunchtime Discoveries in Ballard, Seattle: 20twenty & Second Ascent