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...
Vagabonding Travel Injuries

Vagabonding Travel Injuries

Looking back through my pictures from the last few years, I found a few fun photos of vagabonding travel injuries that I’ve accumulated while on the road. Some of this grizzly collection were mere annoyances, while others nearly changed (or finished) my life....

My Chiang Mai Living Expenses in 2010

Thailand didn’t exactly welcome me home from Vietnam with open arms. When I left here in October, I never expected that I was leaving before someone opened the floodgates to the busy season. Dragging through Bangkok after midnight on a weekend, it took me nearly...
Interview: 77 Years Old and Still Vagabonding

Interview: 77 Years Old and Still Vagabonding

One of the best parts of running this vagabonding blog is the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. At least weekly I receive emails from female readers asking about how safe it is to travel alone, or asking my advice about where to travel as a woman. I was...
Unofficial Rules of Vagabonding

Unofficial Rules of Vagabonding

Let’s Go! For the last two years, spread throughout the abused and stained pages of various travel journals, I kept notes for myself about how to wander this world more efficiently. Some of these rules of vagabonding came from brilliant travelers I met along the...