Cacti and Saplings

Originally posted on Paradise Valley Foreigner:
Do you know what soil is one of the most difficult to grow in? Sandy desert soil*. And despite the fact that Montana has thousands of acres of lush plant-able farmland, the plain truth is that in the southwestern corner of the state where I happen to live now,…

Guest Post: Beyond Politics: Taking a Trip to Russia 

Russia is full of beautiful architecture, art  and culture.  Unfortunately, the thought of planning a trip there and securing a visa is intimidating to many people (including me!).  I’ve been thinking of making the trip next summer, and came across Lisa’s blog about adjusting to life as a graduate student in Russia after living in the…

Guest Post: A New View: Living in the Lakes

I’ve written a guest post for Sunshine Travels about my new life in the Lake District and some of my favorite places!  Check it out here, and while you’re at it, be sure to click around Lisa’s blog, it’s great, and she’s a blogger who after 7 years in the UK moved to Russia for…