OK I pooped myself in Southeast Asia

As I was conversing with the doctor at the travel clinic before my trip to Vietnam and Thailand she said “I’ll prescribe you doxycycline for when you inevitably have diarrhea.” I chuckled. I thought she would too.

She didn’t laugh, she was completely serious, and worst of all, she was correct.

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Hiking Alone in Glacier National Park Could Have Gone Better

4 out of 5 hot mess tinis The Highline Trail to Swiftcurrent Summit I knew my plan was perhaps imperfect when everyone I told called it a “death wish” but my mom says that to me all the time so I figured they were all just being dramatic; I was still planning to go to Glacier National Park to hike by myself. — At least waking up went according to plan. The alarm banged on…

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Antibiotic Hunting for a UTI (UnTimely Infection) in Belfast, Northern Ireland

3 out of 5 hotmesstinis If you’re a tourist in Belfast and need a doctor, scroll to the bottom for some clutch advice.   The Necessary Background Symptomatic The minute my plane touched down on my trip it started burning when I peed and I had to pee all the time, which was perfect for all of the long road trips we had planned. I hoped it was a UTI (urinary tract infection) because according…

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2 AM on a Beach in Namibia

5 out of 5 hotmesstinis You will not predict how this story ends It’s 2:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day 2018 in Swakopmund, Namibia, the West Coast city four hours from the capital, Windhoek. A hot mess nearing a champagne blackout (me, that’s right, you called it) is on a beach with her friend who is upset. Though this was a key component to all of the entire night. This was one of several bottles…

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