7 Years of Vagabonding

Seven years since I left a ‘normal’ life. It all began this time of year, way back in 2006. I was cutting through the humid stink of Bangkok, taking rights when I should have been taking lefts, sweating through the overstuffed pack on my back. My first...

10 People Who Put Me on the Road

Today, a break from the travel norm. Something personal. I’m not a fan of the ubiquitous top-10 lists that spring up like weeds on every travel blog, but this one — long overdue — needs to be written. A handful of people in this world made me the person I am,...
Five Years on the Road!

Five Years on the Road!

Last year I celebrated my 35th birthday while on a plane to Bangkok. I barely noticed, and the other passengers certainly didn’t notice. While surviving another year on this planet is a feat in itself, today is even more special: the anniversary of the start of...

4 Years Out of the Cubicle

Today marks the four-year anniversary of the start of my world travel. Hard to believe, but it feels like just last week that I shook my manager’s hand as she walked me to the door at IBM and relieved me of my ID badge. I walked down those steps toward my car...

Celebrating 2 Years on the Road

Two year ago today, the wheels of my plane touched down in Bangkok, Thailand. The 23 hours worth of flying and stressing had left me tired, foggy, and wondering what the hell I was doing here. It was my first serious trip outside of the US, and I honestly had no idea...