Sand-Dunning at Te Paki, New Zealand

Tired of receiving foreign postcards, Kelli’s parents lament the fact that their wage-earning, ladder-climbing, homebody of a daughter was swapped at birth for the mortgage-dodging, spice-eating, financially-challenged girl who now writes home.

However, Kelli left all those expectations in small-town South Dakota to prove that Yanks CAN – and DO – pursue alternative, international lifestyles.

Too Mutch For Words is an on-going journey of experiences, advice, anecdotes and images from one young adult who never even bothered to enter the Real World.  With travel music playlists, monthly reviews of armchair travel literature and destination DVDs, it is an on-growing library of journey-inspired resources for folks on the road, AND folks at home.

That’s why Kelli will now avoid bragging about the number of countries she’s visited or the amount of times she’s gotten sick on a Southeast Asian bus: Too Mutch For Words isn’t just for the current traveler, it’s  for the traveler in everyone.

But she does offer you an appreciative thumbs-up for taking the time to visit.  May the following resources feed your travel bug:

LEARN: Instructional How To’s, Culture and Language Lessons, Flavors of the Week, and Interviews with inspiring travelers

LISTEN A growing Travel Playlist of monthly songs and playlists created for specific locations and road trips.

READ: Monthly Armchair Lit reviews

SNAP: Photographic Challenges and photo essays

WATCH: Monthly Destination DVD reviews


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Awards, Thank You’s and Appreciations


14 responses to “Contact

  1. Hi, came across your blog through Jessica Mudditt. Just seen the fact that you are blogging about Burma. I was wondering whether you were still there as in the UK (I live) there has been a massive outrage in the muslim community that thousands of muslims in Burma are being slaughtered to death. This is being done without NO international media reporting on this! thus if you have any balls, and whether you are serious about being a critical journalist- I challenge you to find out much more about this and report on it please!

    • Thanks for drawing attention to the situation- I feel that too many “ethnic incidents” happen in Burma for the international press, or folks at home, to distinguish between them all. And my boyfriend and I, who traveled through the country together, were both shocked by the actions of the Buddhist population, whom we had come to respect. Unfortunately, I am not living in Burma at the moment, but have returned to the States. However, I did mention an aspect of this tragedy (the plight of its refugees) in a post on World Refugee Day.

      Please continue to read and scour the news for information on this, and inform your community at home- as I and my boyfriend are doing now – and thank you again for challenging me to do the same!

    • Thank you so much! I appreciate your nomination, especially from someone who values writing the old-school way. Cheers for following and reading, and you keep up the great work too!

  2. “The important thing is not where you go; it’s that you go at all.” Your story is an inspiration. Life is too short not to find our little piece of happiness. The world has so much to show us and is just waiting for us to set our foot on.

  3. Thanks for your visit to my blog! I wanted to drop by and invite you to join in Project O which is a look into how opinions are formed around the world. If this interests you and if you have a social issue you might want to share with people, please consider joining! The post can be found at the top of my blog under Project O – The Original Project Idea and the template is the post next to it. Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog! -OM

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