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
Chinese Halloween teaching ESL in China
Letting students paint your face is scary!
View from Mount Bierstadt
Angela and Erin making the descent.

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.org

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, […]

Training to be a Colorado Whitewater Rafting Guide: Am I Cut Out for This?

Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Picture yourself on a large, yellow raft, heading straight for a rock jutting out of the high flowing water, at the very top of a small rapid. You’re the guide […]

Visit Colorado: I’m a Whitewater Raft Guide!

A1WW

I’ve logged maybe 50 river miles to date, if miles count for the girl without oars or a paddle; the girl who sits on the front of the raft with […]

Faces of Asia

Hoi An Vietnam

A photo captures the moments so often lost to memory. When I leave the house for anything out of the ordinary, I feel lost without my camera strapped to my […]

Off the Beaten Track in China

red beach china

It’s time for another guest post! Every now and again, I publish stories from fellow travel addicts. Their tales will be about something they’ve learned, or something they’ve taught, while […]

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