Golden Gate Bridge
Where will you go?
Antelope Island Great Salt Lake
Antelope Island on The Great Salt Lake
Couchsurfing in India
Nittin, my Couchsurf host from Delhi who took me to his family's home in Shimla, India

Five Unusual Accommodations in Mongolia

mongolian yurt

Mongolia itself is an unusual country. It’s a country that is roughly the same size as Western Europe, with a population of only about three million. Between one-third to two-thirds […]

New Year Resolutions!

Golden Gate Bridge

When I teach composition, I tell my students how important it is to reflect on their work before moving on to the next project. Though we all strive to live […]

9 Things I Love About Northern Colorado in Photos

Lake Agnes, Colorado

With the change of every season, I get a rush of excitement. While others mourn the loss of sunny days and warm weather, I try to stay positive about the […]

My New Affinity for Rock Climbing

climbing colorado

The first rock I ever climbed was as tall as some of Bangkok’s skyscrapers, a limestone pillar jutting out of Thailand’s western shore, overlooking the turquoise sea. I was playing […]

How This Blog Started a Business: Teach English: ESL

Teach in Thailand

One year ago, I started a business. It was a direct result of this blog. While I was still teaching English in China and Thailand, I received weekly emails requesting […]

My First Solo Camping (Mis)Adventure at The Great Salt Lake

Antelope Island Great Salt Lake

I’m a terrible planner. In fact, I hate planning, though many times in transit I kick myself for not knowing where I’m headed next. It was dark when I arrived in Salt […]

I Suck at Quitting: A Road Trip to Oregon

Road Tripping

Like a bad habit I can’t quit, I’m headed home for harvest once again. I believe I began getting paid for field work when I was eight years old, which […]

On Sleeping with Strangers:

Couchsurfing in India

I know the idea of sleeping with strangers freaks many people out, but one of the reasons I was excited to move to Colorado and “settle in” for a couple […]

Facing Your Fears: On Deciding to Teach English Abroad

Chinese Halloween teaching ESL in China

“People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.” ~John Porter The conversation about how to make decisions has come up quite a lot […]

Why I’m Not a 20-Year-Old Boy: On Quitting Rafting

whitewater rafting Colorado

On Quitting Rafting Remember how excited I was to be a whitewater raft guide this summer? Yeah, me too. But those days are no longer. I admit I struggled during […]

I Successfully Hiked My First of Colorado’s Fourteeners!

View from Mount Bierstadt

I Hiked My First Colorado Fourteener! Hiking a mountain of 14,000 feet in elevation seems to be something of a rite of passage for those who live in Colorado. These […]

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Imagine a structure inspired by Roman and Greek architecture, standing proud in the middle of San Francisco. I was staying with a close friend […]

San Francisco Love

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Love Letter Dear, San Francisco. We first met back in 2004, when I considered spending a few years of my college career with you. I remember crossing the […]

My Colombia Motorcycle Tour in Video!

Medellin Colombia

I’m not sure I’ve been entirely fair in my representation of Colombia. Aside from my top 10 reasons why you should visit, which clearly states my love for the country, […]


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