The Great American West Road Trip

American interstates have a way of changing perspective. And scrambling brains. Not all, but most American West roads are so utilitarian and straight-as-an-arrow efficient that you start appreciating even the smallest of distractions along the way. When the choices...

Vietnam in a Nutshell: Vagabonding Summary

I hate these compilation blog posts as much as you do, but every time I see how how far behind my blog is I want to shove an ink pen into my eye. My 30-day visa for Vietnam seemed to burn at both ends; such a short time is not even remotely adequate for exploring this...

Body, Mind, Soul: Four-Month Update

So just for fun, and because I’m stuck inside while Chiang Mai reminds me why I shouldn’t visit during the monsoon season, here is a four-month mind, body, soul update for my travels this year. Yes, it’s been almost five months, but us vagabonds...

Vagabonding in China: Summary

My personal mantra even way before I ever started traveling has been: Always go where the action is. Love it or hate it, China is by far the place to find some serious action for your vagabonding needs. I was lucky enough to spend three adventurous months there in...