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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Category Archives: Destinations
Marrakesh is a wonderful, busy, crazy city. At that point in my life, it was like nothing I had ever seen before. Eager to absorb everything the city has to offer, we immediately set off into the souk filled city upon our arrival. I for some reason think I have an amazing sense of direction, so I felt confident that I could navigate our way through the city using the tiny squiggly map in the back of our guide book. Needless to say, I got us totally and completely lost only moments after leaving the Djemaa el Fina. After leaving … Read More
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my upcoming Iceland plans! I know I left a little bit of a whole in our itinerary because I didn’t fill you in on any of our “out of town” activities – but that’s because I think they are so exciting that I wanted to save them for their very own post! Sadly, our little Iceland Adventure is not long enough for us to complete the full ring road which would bring us fully around the island. However, it’s plenty of time for us to get out of Reykjavik and check out some … Read More
Now that you know that I’m going to Iceland and what footwear I’ll be sporting while I’m there, its time I filled you on all the details of what I will be doing on my trip. I am super excited because I’ve partnered with some amazing companies so that I can review all the best things to do during a trip to Iceland. Hopefully once you see all the fun things to do you will be booking your tickets. Day 1 – Our flight will depart DC on Thursday Evening for a nonstop trip to Reykjavik. We will arrive early … Read More
The Sarajevo War Tunnel is a relic from the recent Bosnian War in the 1990s. During the war, the city was put under siege by the Serbian Army and began to suffer from lack of food, water and other resources. During different points in the war, the tunnel was used to transport arms, people, water and even electricity. At some point, a rail cart type system was installed in the tunnel to make transportation easier. The ceiling of the tunnel is a lot lower than you would expect. At 5’6 I still had to crouch significantly at parts. I can imagine … Read More
As you might already have guessed if you’ve seen some of my tweets or if you ever talk to me in person (or if you can see the giant graphic at the top of this page) my next trip will be to…. …drum roll please… ICELAND!! I know, I know, you are just as excited as I am. So what are the details? My friend and I booked a package trip through Iceland Air that includes all the hotels, flights and a whale watching trip. We will be leaving in Mid-May and staying for about 5 days. We already have … Read More
My friend, Caroline, recently went on a volunteer trip to Kenya. During her visit she had the opportunity to participate in a wildlife safari. I asked her to share with us some of her photos and experiences: Going on safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southern Kenya felt like stepping back in time 100 years. Granted, we were aiming cameras at the wildlife instead of guns, but the feeling was still definitely there. To start with, instead of the hotel having rooms, there were instead “luxury tents.” Each room was actually a large canvas tent on a platform. … Read More
As a travel junkee, I’m always on the look out for cheap holidays, but the questions always comes down to, do I want to go back to a place I loved or do I want to try something new? In the past I’ve always opted for something new. However, Wandering Early just did a post about Why he won’t be visiting every country in the world because he has so many that he wants to go back to someday. It got me thinking about all the places I’ve visited too briefly, fallen in love with and want to go back to someday. And at the top … Read More
When I found out I was going to Egypt in early 2011, I had no idea what to do during my visit. One thing I kept being told was a ‘must do’ was a cruise down (or up) the Nile. So, always being a doer of the “most dos,” I signed myself up for a four day/three night cruise up the Nile from Aswan up to Luxor on the MS Beau Soliel, one of the many large river boats. I’ve already written about the famous historical (indeed Ancient) sites you will see on a Nile cruise, but now its time … Read More
Recently, I’ve been reading about some other blogger’s underground dining experiences, so I was excited when I got the opportunity to attend a dinner at a pop-up restaurant in my very own DC. But first, what is underground dining? Don’t worry, you don’t have to gnaw on a ham bone in a cave or anything. Its basically a more formal dinner party. Hosted in someones home or apartment, usually by an experienced cook, the party is comprised of people you may or may not know who pay for the opportunity to try unique (maybe not FDA approved) food. So … Read More
As I’ve mentioned before, I absolutely LOVE the sea lions in San Francisco. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe its because they are super cute. Maybe its their “I don’t give a single frick” attitude. Maybe its because I see a little bit of myself in the life of a sea lion. Whatever the reason, I make sure to visit them every time I’m in San Francisco. So whats the deal with the sea lions? Apparently the sea lions just showed up near the pier one day and started sunning themselves on the boating docks in the harbor. As you … Read More