The Great American West Road Trip

American interstates have a way of changing perspective. And scrambling brains. I learned this firsthand during my recent Great American West road trip. Not all, but most American West roads are so utilitarian and straight-as-an-arrow efficient that you start...

Backpacking in Vietnam: A Summary

My 30-day visa for backpacking in Vietnam seemed to burn at both ends; such a short time is not even remotely adequate for exploring this huge, mind-boggling country. Regardless, I did the best that I could — even working my way north from Saigon to as far as...

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...
Vagabonding in Southeast Asia 2006 Summary

Vagabonding in Southeast Asia 2006 Summary

I decided to attempt to compile my entire vagabonding in Southeast Asia adventure into a single mega-post. It’s a long one, and comes across as a bragging session (which it is of course) so consider yourself warned. [This post was much better with photos but...