Escape From Corporate America: 16 Years of Freedom

Escape From Corporate America: 16 Years of Freedom

Today, January 23, is a special day. My one and only nephew chose to be born on this day in 2005. One year later on the same day, I was boarding a Korean Air flight with a one-way ticket to exit the United States for the first time. I had made my long-awaited escape...
Bangkok’s Khao San Road Welcome

Bangkok’s Khao San Road Welcome

After dragging around Bangkok’s Khao San Road for almost an hour, I realized 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...
House Sitting in the Yucatan: Experiment Summary

House Sitting in the Yucatan: Experiment Summary

I had several friends jokingly suggest that my two months of writing and voluntary isolation while house sitting in the Yucatan ( #theYucatanExperiment ) could go horribly wrong. Not vacation-misadventures type of wrong, but The Shining type of wrong. The experiment...
Meeting People in Hostels: The 5 Types of Travelers

Meeting People in Hostels: The 5 Types of Travelers

I’ve got friends who have never known the joy, the pain, and the benefits of staying in a hostel. One thing is for sure: Meeting people in hostels is easy. Over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern that emerged. I tend to meet the same five types of travelers...
The Price of Love: Valentines Day Vs. Travel

The Price of Love: Valentines Day Vs. Travel

“Guys, Valentine’s Day is not that complicated — give, and you shall receive.” The now-famous words from Adriana Lima in Teleflora’s Super Bowl Commercial had guys across America adjusting their pants after her getting-dolled-up routine....