Tag: travel

Our Carry On Essentials

Our Carry On Essentials

A while back, Shannon wrote a post on how to survive your next long haul flight in preparation for her flight to Jakarta. Well guys, we’re back in action with some travel and we thought it would be the perfect time to share our must have carry […]

Being homesick while enjoying your travel

Being homesick while enjoying your travel

I’m gonna get real with you guys today. This summer I was terribly homesick. This was the first time I had left home for an extended period of time (more than 2 weeks) since I started living in DC. Things were going pretty great at home […]

Beat jet lag: how I did it and how you can too

Beat jet lag: how I did it and how you can too

If you’ve been following along for a few months, I was in Indonesia this summer. More specifically, I was in Jakarta for an internship (that didn’t go so well). For those of you who are wondering why, I talk a bit about it here, here and here.

I got back to DC on August 6 after a long 50 or so hours of travel and a short 24 hours in San Diego for a friend’s wedding. To say my body had been through the ringer would be putting it gently. It is a story for another time (probably after I’ve gotten over it) but lets just say nothing was going my way. I went from Indonesia time, to Pacific Time, to Eastern Time. All in, Indonesia to DC was an 11 hour difference.

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How Living in Indonesia is Different than Expected

How Living in Indonesia is Different than Expected

I don’t know about many of you, but I had never lived in an Asian country before I moved to Jakarta this summer. My only exposure to a South East Asian summer was the short stint I spent in Siem Reap, Cambodia with Reach Out Volunteers. […]

Where to find Five Free Bathrooms in Downtown DC

Where to find Five Free Bathrooms in Downtown DC

Picture this: you’re doing the touristy thing and are taking pictures on the National Mall. You’ve had a lot of water because it’s summer in the city and you want to stay hydrated. Then all of the sudden it hits you: you need to go […]