Escape From Corporate America: 15 Years of Vagabonding

Escape From Corporate America: 15 Years of Vagabonding

The road is my sweetheart, and today is our anniversary. Exactly 15 years ago, I was getting on a one-way flight to leave the United States for the first time and begin my vagabonding life. After making an escape from Corporate America followed by three weeks of...
Which Is Better: Ubud or Canggu?

Which Is Better: Ubud or Canggu?

I just completed three weeks of living in Ubud and three weeks in Canggu. The two are the most alluring places to live and work in Bali. Now, time to do the unthinkable to help anyone wondering: Which is better, Ubud or Canggu? Warning: This post is chock-full of...
A Khao San Road Welcome

A Khao San Road Welcome

On the ground in Bangkok for less than an hour and I was hopelessly lost. I stumbled along wearily through a midnight forest of neon. Khao San Road was flicking its forked tongue for the Friday night circus. Masses of vespertine clowns were in top form. The party was...
Celebrating 13 Years Out of the Cubicle

Celebrating 13 Years Out of the Cubicle

I am happy to report, that after 13 years since leaving for my first vagabonding trip abroad, still alive! Today marks the 13th trip around the sun for my odd, travel-centered, low-paying, high-reward lifestyle of choice. I left the despair of my IBM cubicle in...
The Witch Doctors of Siquijor Island

The Witch Doctors of Siquijor Island

You learn a lot of useful things while traveling, particularly in a place such as Siquijor Island in the Philippines. For instance, I didn’t know that a manananaggal is a hideous, blood-sucking witch capable of detaching her upper torso and sprouting wings to...