Lesson #24: You are NOT crazy, you just live abroad.

You’re not crazy, I promise, you just live abroad. Life as an expat often times leaves me feeling like I’ve lost it. It’s quite common that the very things that bring me the… Continue reading

Lesson #23: Partially satisfying just won’t cut it.

Have you ever loved the idea of something more so than the reality of it? On paper Chiang Mai is an immaculate creation. The murmur of monk’s distant chanting ebbs and flows down… Continue reading

23 things I’ve learned through the ages

Yes, this was on purpose.  1 year old: Non-verbal communication can be extremely effective (ok this ones a stretch I don’t remember being 1 but stick with it…) 2 years old: Home is… Continue reading

Lesson #22: Stop being so skeptical and learn to trust

I travel in order to reconnect with parts of myself that I get easily out of touch with when living within my own culture.  Trust is a big one for me- approaching strangers… Continue reading

Some late night thoughts about loneliness

Here’s the deal and I’m not super stocked to admit it, but I’m lonely. Really really lonely. I have lived my whole life with a best friend, actually a group of best friends,… Continue reading

Lesson #21: Memorize some quotes, keep them in your fanny pack

Yesterday I read a blog post about the 7 things that reveal the most about who we are. On the list was the quotes that we hold near and dear, the words that… Continue reading

365 days of new: a birthday commitment

  Life has become stagnant again. It’s crazy. I live in Thailand, but I guess no matter where you run, bam, you are confronted with the same chance of getting stuck in the… Continue reading

Lesson #20: don’t be afraid to throw your list out the window

Before I wrote about the importance of taking a big risk once and awhile, well two months later and the message still rings true, so here are some more thoughts on embracing change… Continue reading

Thailand: the time machine I never had

    Recently it hit me. Visiting Thailand is in many ways like traveling back to the 1990’s, the years of my youth. So here are the top ten things I’ve found in… Continue reading

Howdy fellas: the 5 men you meet on your travels

  1. He’s old and your not. In fact nobody staying at your hostel even comes close to his age, but he doesn’t seem to notice. He chats with you about the limitless… Continue reading