Earmuffs, Koh Tao. I really, really liked Puerto Vallarta. The quaint Emiliano Zapata neighborhood swept me off my feet. The fried-to-perfection fish tacos at both Marisma and Mariscos Cisneros lifted me up to another planet while the still salty ceviche brought me deep into the blue. From meeting travelers while listening to Jazz at El Patio […]
There is no shortage of things to do Puerto Vallarta. One of my favorites? Eating my way through the city with Vallarta Eats!
I asked about doing my advanced adventurer course well before I had even arrived to Koh Tao to do my Open Water course. Some may call me an overachiever. In any case, as soon as my Open Water course finished up, I decided I wanted to continue on to complete my Advanced Adventurer. Still quite […]
After a week of ordering more food than an army could consume, exploring the surrounding area by boat, rental car and foot, and ultimately blissing out in our AirBnB, MTV-style villa, it was time for my best buddies to depart from Koh Samui. Back on my own, I knew where I was heading next: a […]
My first month in Thailand played out exactly as I had imagined it would. I explored Bangkok’s chaotic beauty, took the train up north to Chaing Mai where I trekked through the jungle, played with elephants, and learned all about Thai cooking. I made tons of traveler friends and really dug into solo travel life. […]
We glanced at each other, heads tilted down, tears streaming from both of our eyes. I stroked the side of her beautiful, enslaved gray head, unable to contain the pain I felt for her. I felt frustrated. I was completely and utterly helpless. There was nothing I could do to free this chained up majestic […]
I’M ALIVE! I’ve been in Thailand for 18 days. I have published zero posts and have had only three official work days. I’m sorry, friends! Instead of posting, I’ve eaten my body weight in Khao Soi, hiked through a cave lit only by enflamed bamboo, played drinking games with a shaman, attempted to ride a motorbike […]
Exploring a local market or festival is one of my favorite ways to discover the local culture of a new place. Go local in the nation’s capitol by visiting Eastern Market DC, a weekend hub for both locals and tourists alike.
Skip down to the bottom if you just want the Southeast Asia Packing List! Editors note as of 5/21/15: I did a fabulous job packing if I do say so myself. I used nearly everything I brought. Coming soon: A list of my absolute essentials! When I traveled abroad to Argentina, I brought two suitcases so […]
In no way am I an expert on travel hacking. I am a beginner. A beginner that earned nearly 300,000 miles and $2,000 worth of hotel stays in just six months. After spending lengthy sessions in front of my computer screen researching the best travel credit cards and tactics for earning free travel, I got the courage […]
But, what are you going to DO? This is one of the questions I get asked most often. I definitely experience a brief internal giggle each time and think – what do you mean what am I going to do? Why, TRAVEL, of course! But I realize this question really means, how are you going to spend your time for six […]
11/03/2014 61002-Taxi/Cab United Independent Cab $22.00Someone once told me that time feels like it passes faster the older you get because the less of a percentage of your life each year is. When you’re five years old, one year is 20% of your life. When you’re 26, like me, it’s only 3.8% of your life. I […]