Ubud or Canggu in Bali: Which Is Better?

Ubud or Canggu in Bali: Which Is Better?

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 trying to choose between Ubud and Canggu. Warning: This post is chock-full of...
Green Fields of France and the City of Light

Green Fields of France and the City of Light

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. – Oscar Wilde I’ll be honest: I was a little nervous about going to France. Why? I have no idea. I’ve felt less jitters staring down super typhoons in...
Down and Out in Spain

Down and Out in Spain

Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. — George Orwell Orwell was down and out in Paris and London, something easy to accomplish in two of the world’s most expensive cities. Although I gave London a miss this year,...
Goodbye for Now, My Sweetheart (Koh Lanta)

Goodbye for Now, My Sweetheart (Koh Lanta)

Even for the practiced, goodbyes are daunting. I apologize in advance for the clichés, but packing up has me feeling a little more sentimental than usual. Or maybe it was the witches’ moon last night, bathing the island in soft love. Regardless, with one more turn of...
Vagabonding in Seattle, Washington

Vagabonding in Seattle, Washington

Even though riddled with danger, communists, monsters, and a dark confession, this entry hardly does my six weeks in Seattle a morsel of justice. But then again, I’ve got to write something about the experience. Also, it’s saddening to know that most...