All posts tagged adventure

chiang mai thailand

On Returning to 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 […]

Road Tripping

I Suck at Quitting: A Road Trip to Oregon

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 […]

Couchsurfing in India

On Sleeping with Strangers: Couchsurfing.org

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 […]

whitewater rafting Colorado

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

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 […]

Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

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 […]

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Love

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 […]

Medellin Colombia

My Colombia Motorcycle Tour in Video!

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, […]

Visit Colorado: I’m a Whitewater Raft Guide!

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 […]

Hoi An Vietnam

Faces of Asia

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 […]

red beach china

Off the Beaten Track in 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 […]

teaching in thailand

Teach Abroad Myth Revealed

Today’s article is written for the Reach To Teach Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers and travelers around the […]

Steamboat Springs Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

I handed my pass to the ticket checker and promptly heard, “Mt. Bachelor?” Oh, I must have grabbed my old pass. I dug out the new one (for mountains actually […]

Koh Kood Thailand Sunset

Why I (Almost) Never Book in Advance

This article was written with inspiration from the Reach To Teach: Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers around […]

A highway in Central Oregon.

Travel is a Drug

Someone once told me that ESL teachers abroad are either running away from something or running toward something. It made perfect sense and, of course, I put myself in the […]

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