That’s a wrap: Preparations, food & shelter

After visiting British Columbia and Alberta for the first time this past winter, I knew I had to go back to see Western Canada in the summer. But, I didn’t want to use a car (like everyone else) – I wanted to ride my trusty bicycle. It sounds a bit crazy, but I think that…

Part 2: Thompson Okanagan (Day 19 – Day 35)

Although I was sad to leave The Rockies, I was thrilled that we would be pedaling towards warmer weather (maybe a bit too warm). Our goal was to get to Kelowna, but in order to do so we would have to head down Highway 5 South towards Kamloops first.  Now that we were out of…

Part 1: Canadian Rockies (Day 1 – Day 18)

We started our adventure in Calgary, where we were fortunate to have a place to stay and assemble our bikes together. There was still a lot to do: pick up more food, put together the front rack, organize all the bags….calm our nerves? I would be lying if I didn’t say we were nervous, after…

Art.Science.Gallery. experience coming to a close

Well, that was fast! I’m nearing the end of my internship and in disbelief. We are now taking down the art pieces of our Flourish exhibit (featured pieces from the botanical drawing classes this past spring) and getting ready for our Evolution exhibit which is in partnership with the Society for the Study of Evolution,  Society of…

Art.Science.Gallery.

As a programming intern (a.k.a. laboratory manager), I am responsible for putting together the new programs for the summer. This means I am communicating with scientists, artists, science communicators (or all of the above) about the schedule of the dates of classes, putting together the summer catalogue and doing everything I can to promote these…

Why am I in Austin, TX?

For you to understand it all, I’ve got to reach into the past a bit… Lately, I’ve been traveling a lot, bouncing from one place to another. I admit, I am a bit unpredictable, but it is with good reason (at least I think so). Following graduate school, I kept thinking about what I wanted…

Traveling with a little bit of spontaneity in France

MARSEILLE Traveling alone and having a fairly flexible schedule gives you some time to do more spontaneous things. I was lucky enough to befriend a girl from Marseille while WWOOFing on the farm close to Sisteron. Initially, I just wanted a lift to Marseille before going to Ardèche. However, she invited me to her home…