Nam Than Protected Area Laos

Jungle Trekking in Laos and Befriending Parasites

My experience of jungle trekking in Luang Namtha, Laos, and picking up a few parasites along the way.

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Luang Namtha, Laos

A Sticky Ride to Luang Namtha, Laos

A quick account of one of my most hellish buses yet, one that involved six bodily fluids — none of them mine.

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Rainforest World Music Festival

The Festivals and the Music

Remembering the past festivals that I’ve worked, including the one that landed me this new lifestyle.

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Motorbike to Pai

Travel Addiction and the Bees in Pai

An important travel lesson taught to me at the expense of a great number of bees.

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Koh Lanta Boat Trip

Goodbye for Now, My Sweetheart (Koh Lanta)

After a month of living on Koh Lanta, one of my favorite islands in the world, it’s time to move on.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Vagabonding Begins in 2015!

Vagabonding 2015 begins! A rough welcome to Bangkok, a glorious train, and an island without snow.

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Black Nissan

A Midnight Run to Atlanta

An unexpected, high-speed run to Atlanta to secure a new passport.

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Dude, Where’s My Passport?!

My passport is MIA somewhere in Chicago. I leave for Thailand in 10 days.

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Photo by Lisa Munniksma

What a Year at Home Taught Me

My first year at home since I began vagabonding left many impressions. A rundown of 2014’s unexpected adventures and what is to come.

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Mount Rogers Virginia Snow

The Art of Being Cold

Three days of below-freezing temperatures and a winter storm on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

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Seattle, Gasworks Park

Vagabonding in Seattle, Washington

Six weeks of vagabonding around Seattle, hanging with trolls in Fremont, and a dark confession.

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Mount Rainier Washington

Mount Rainier: Hiking to Camp Muir

Camp Muir (10,100 feet) is the base camp for climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State. This is the story of getting there.

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American Road Trip

Great American Road Trip: Take 3

Driving from Kentucky to Vegas and back. How to burn up 11 states in 11 days.

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Kentucky Proud

On Being from Kentucky

Forget the stereotypes. This is what it’s really like to be from Kentucky.

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