Horseback Riding on the Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand

“Ewww… your horse stinks.” It wasn’t exactly the response for which I was hoping after I plodded over to a couple of sunbathing backpackers who had waved at me. But I have to admit: he did indeed stink. Both myself and my steed had been sweating under the...
Ubud or Canggu in Bali: Which Is Better?

Ubud or Canggu in Bali: Which Is Better?

Should I set up a base in Ubud or Canggu? I have been asked that question numerous times and dealt with the dilemma myself. The two are currently the most popular places to live and work in Bali as a digital nomad. Well, after living in both Ubud and Canggu during...
Bali Update: Mount Agung and Change of Plans

Bali Update: Mount Agung and Change of Plans

I knew exactly what to do when I hit the ground in Bali. After chasing Sumatran cows in the spring, and having a big Indonesian adventure last year, I assimilated back into the Indonesia groove easily enough. My limited Bahasa vocabulary even bubbled to the surface....
Vagabonding Resumes: Back in Bali

Vagabonding Resumes: Back in Bali

Everyone seemed to be looking at me as I glided through the airport in Chicago. I slowly became aware of the unwanted attention. It was a strange phenomenon. So I straightened my back and held my head higher. I was making a statistically improbable amount of eye...
Vagabonding Begins in 2017

Vagabonding Begins in 2017

It’s the little things. In this instance, the little things that crawl on you. It was the presence of a small ant harmless picking its way through my leg hair that lifted a solid, good-to-know fact out of the haze in my brain: I am back in Bangkok. Sure, ants do...