Beauty in Kentucky

From Paris to Kentucky – A Temporary Homecoming

Back in Kentucky from France for a couple of months. Plans for a big writing experiment in Mexico this fall.

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Picardy, France

Green Fields of France and the City of Light

My experience of road-tripping through France for the first time, living history in Normandy, and digging Paris.

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Barcelona Buildings

Down and Out in Spain

I swapped Asia for Europe and accidentally found myself on the trail of both Orwell and Hemingway. Some highlights from my first trip to Spain.

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Running of the bulls 2015

Running With the Bulls

My honest account of running with the bulls in Pamplona – San Fermin 2015.

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Bullfight Pamplona Spain

San Fermin in Pamplona – Getting Ready to Run

Getting ready to run with the bulls at San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. Thoughts and observations at the starting line…

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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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US Passport

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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