Why I still stay in hostels when I travel

Why I still stay in hostels when I travel

“So what do you do with your stuff when you’re going to sleep or going out?” This was a question from a friend who’d never stayed in a hostel and who swore he could never do it. I’ve heard this or similar questions from friends time and...
What I Know For Sure After 8 Months of Solo Travel

What I Know For Sure After 8 Months of Solo Travel

These past 8 months the lessons have been many. Some were difficult to learn, others funny, and some just downright embarrassing. Nevertheless, I survived my first 8 months abroad traveling solo and came away with many lessons. Here are the ten things I know for sure...
Dear Usain & Bob

Dear Usain & Bob

Usain Bolt, wherever you are, I owe you. I also owe Bob Marley but what with him gone I think it’s fair to write that one off. Traveling through Asia has been that much more interesting because of you both. It’s already an interesting experience being...
How Not to Pack for 8 Months Abroad

How Not to Pack for 8 Months Abroad

Every time I approach the check-in counter for a flight I secretly pray that I will have some good karma for all those overweight bags I let slip by on my watch while working the check-in counter in my former life as an airline agent. So far, the universe has been...
A Day in Hong Kong

A Day in Hong Kong

When I mentioned to a friend I had met over dinner that I would be going to Hong Kong next (we were sitting in a Korean Barbecue restaurant on Jeju island in South Korea) she wrinkled her nose and asked, “For what?” She was from Hong Kong and as tends to...
You Can Take the Trip of Your Dreams

You Can Take the Trip of Your Dreams

When I announced that I’d be leaving my job to travel full-time the responses were mixed and varied ranging from the high five to the wistful I wish I could, to disbelief (How will you afford it?), to downright fear and trepidation for my safety. Travel Can Be...