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  • Travel

    The Panamanian Adventure: CATHALAC

    Was I happy about getting up at 6:00 today? Not really. Was I pumped to see animals I could have only dreamed of (or seen at the Dallas Zoo/Aquarium)? More than I could say.…

    March 9, 2015
  • Travel

    The Panamanian Adventure :: Day 1

    Good evening from Panama! I’m currently in the Ciudad del Saber (City Of Knowledge) after a long day of travel from Dallas. Here’s a rough timeline of my time here so far + some…

    March 6, 2015
  • parisbrussels

    Paris & Brussels | Vacation Ramblings 2015

    Bonne Année de Paris et de Bruxelles! After a whirlwind trip to Europe (Paris & Brussels), the Messimer family is finally home (cat and all). Leaving the day after Christmas is hectic enough, not…

    January 3, 2015
  • Music Travel

    The City of Angels

    Today, I got back from Los Angeles after a weekend full of fun, music, tourism, and little sleep. Did I study at all for finals? Nope. Did I have a great time? Yes, yes,…

    December 7, 2014
  • Travel

    #NI14 Conference – MinneSNOWta Bound

    This weekend was one for the books. There is something about traveling, football, good food, and healthy conversation that allow for great memories and immutable bonds. The Net Impact 2014 Conference this weekend took…

    November 10, 2014
  • australia

    The Last Week Blues | Australia Part 7

    If you’re anything like me, Monday brings a solid case of something I can only call a “case of the Mondays.” I figured I would try to get out of the rut of needing…

    August 3, 2014
  • cairns

    Sun Tans In Cairns | Australia Part 6

    To those of you who desperately wanted that title to rhyme, don’t worry! It does! Aussies do this thing where they don’t pronounce the letter “R” that often, so the city famous for the…

    July 27, 2014
  • australia

    Week 1 | Australia part 4

    Australia is all you could imagine and more. Here is a list of the Top 10 things I’ve learned during my first week: Living in a house with twenty different people is both challenging…

    June 19, 2014