the malecon in havana Cuba
The malecon in Havana, Cuba
Chinese Halloween teaching ESL in China
Letting students paint your face is scary!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor / Adventure Travel Addict

adventure travel south sister

Snow flurries are barely starting to fall outside my window, which can only mean one thing. The holidays are upon us. I love this time of year, though I know […]

I’m Tired of Traveling

Travel Colombia

I’m tired of traveling. I never ever thought I’d hear myself say that. I certainly never dreamed I’d ever put it in writing and share it with all of you. […]

10 Most Popular Places in Thailand

Erawan Falls

People who’ve been to Thailand often refer to it as a magical place. There’s something about the combination of a relaxed culture, friendly people, beautiful landscapes and tropical weather that […]

Guest Post: 7 Manmade Wonders of Singapore


Gone are the days of pirates and Ancient World trade games; Singapore is a bustling sea metropolis with manmade treasures for miles—and they’re definitely worth a visit. Be you a […]

On Returning to Thailand

chiang mai thailand

Every time I look at a world map, I get a bit overwhelmed at the number of countries I still have yet to see. I know I’ve been fortunate to […]

The Most Beautiful Place in Cuba

beaches in baracoa cuba

I was running out of money in Cuba much quicker than expected and, being American, I couldn’t access more. I knew that I shouldn’t try to cross the entire island […]

Stranded Roadside in Cuba: A Hitchhiking Adventure

cuba taxi

In my previous post, I wrote about all things cool in Havana, including the classic 1950s American cars that color every city road in hues of blue and green and […]

Havana, Cuba in Images

the malecon in havana Cuba

“Beautiful” and “dilapidated” are the words that come to mind when I describe Havana, the capital city of Cuba. The paint on the buildings is crumbling and exteriors are falling […]

Is it Legal to Go to Cuba?

Havana Cuba

I’ve never much liked being told no. Telling me not to do something almost always makes me want to do it more. And so it was with Cuba. Most of […]

Guest Post: Visit Chinatown in New York City

chinatown in new york city

This post is brought to you in collaboration with one of our partners. I strive to only publish quality content from contributors, and will not publish anything I don’t agree with […]

The Other Side of Fear: What’s Next?

A highway in Central Oregon.

I recently read my writing out loud, to a crowd of people, in a room more suited for an Italian orchestra than a Master of Arts Thesis Reading. I stood […]

Guest Post: 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 To Do in Northern Colorado with 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 […]


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