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I’m a writer!

I’m a writer!

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Aug 9, 2013
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  I chuckle at that statement. I’m a writer. I even have a playlist on iTunes called “I’m a writer!” for those tunes that help me type. Yes this personal joke may sound ridiculous in my head but the proof is in the pudding…and by pudding I mean pages. For the past few months I […]

8 Myths about Backpacking Around the World

8 Myths about Backpacking Around the World

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Dec 18, 2014
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8 Myths about Backpacking Around the World There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to the idea of backpacking around the world. Most conjure up myths as a way of putting off what is uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and what is perceived to be hard. It’s important to note that these are just excuses put […]

How to Prepare Vietnamese coffee

How to Prepare Vietnamese coffee

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Dec 16, 2014
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The first time I went to Vietnam I made the mistake of not bringing back coffee. I would not make this mistake again. On a recent layover in Ho Chi Minh City I made it a goal to pick up some  beans from the world’s number two coffee supplying country. With these beans came this […]

Eating Like a Local in Cyprus

Eating Like a Local in Cyprus

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Dec 12, 2014
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Eating Like a Local in Cyprus A vacation in Cyprus means you’ll experience beautiful beaches, high temperatures no matter which season you arrive, and the warm Mediterranean Sea. Another plus is that the local cuisine isn’t too bad either. If you’re taking a trip to this sun-blessed island then be prepared for the freshest of […]

Odd/Awesome Chips of Asia

Odd/Awesome Chips of Asia

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Dec 10, 2014
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Odd/Awesome Chips of Asia Fancy a Korean boy band with your kimchi flavored chips? Head to Seoul. How about seaweed flavored Pringles? Japan’s got you covered. Yes the chips of Asia may be odd to Westerners but fascinating to me. With that fascination I would like to share this ever-growing list of the Chips of Asia […]

India via Rickshaw. Who’s with me??

India via Rickshaw. Who’s with me??

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Dec 6, 2014
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So this is interesting. 3 weeks across India via Rickshaw. I will let that sink in for a minute. I was recently approached by fellow travel blogger Chris Reynolds of The One Effect about this most epic journey across India. It is 3 weeks of unexpected adventure and I am seriously considering signing up. Who’s […]

Quick and Simple Butter Chicken

Quick and Simple Butter Chicken

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Dec 4, 2014
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My recent layover in Mumbai has only strengthened my desire to see India – and I hope to follow through with that on my next RTW tour. Until then I will have to settle for day dreams and spicy curries. Today’s worldly eats recipe pays homage to just that. Many people shy away from cooking […]

Mumbai Airport in 60 Seconds

Mumbai Airport in 60 Seconds

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Dec 2, 2014
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Mumbai Airport in 60 seconds As we touched down at the Mumbai airport I couldn’t help but feel cheated. My first time to India and I was just passing through. I had tried to find a layover option that would allow us some time to explore but it just wasn’t in the cards. Mumbai airport […]

How to Make Almost Authentic Vietnamese Salad Rolls

How to Make Almost Authentic Vietnamese Salad Rolls

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Nov 27, 2014
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Returning to Vietnam was a no brainer. Just to have the chance to have some authentic Vietnamese cuisine is worth going out of my way for. On my recent around the world tour I had the option of laying over in middle of nowhere China, Manila, or Ho Chi Minh City.  I didn’t have to […]

What I Learned From My Return to Vietnam

What I Learned From My Return to Vietnam

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Nov 25, 2014
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What I Learned From My Return to Vietnam When I first visited Vietnam I didn’t know what to expect. It was my first time in Southeast Asia so I was open to what ever came my way.  When friends that had met up with us complained about Ho Chi Minh City I didn’t know how […]

Quick and Easy Beef Basil Panang Curry

Quick and Easy Beef Basil Panang Curry

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Nov 20, 2014
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I love me some panang curry. Long before my first trip to Thailand the spicy peanut paste was in heavy rotation at my home. It wasn’t until my time cooking with Zabb E Lee Thai Cooking School in Chang Mai did I realize how versatile this paste can be. Although we used it in a […]

The Oddest Thing in Bangkok is…

The Oddest Thing in Bangkok is…

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Nov 18, 2014
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The Oddest Thing in Bangkok is… With all the odd things to see and do in Bangkok, who would have thought the strangest would be a golf course? With lady boys, flying ping-pong balls, and scorpions on a stick I new Bangkok had its share of strange – but this oddly placed golf course takes […]

What saying YES to Travel Really Means

What saying YES to Travel Really Means

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Nov 13, 2014
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What saying YES to Travel Really Means Traveling is a great way to face your fears or come out of your shell. You will become open to new experiences, opportunities, and people you meet along the way. A good way to succeed at this is to say yes more. It is a very liberating word […]

3 Flea Markets in Amsterdam Not to be Missed

3 Flea Markets in Amsterdam Not to be Missed

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Nov 10, 2014
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  3 Flea Markets in Amsterdam Not to be Missed Amsterdam is well-known for its colourful and vivid markets, especially flea markets which are a great way to experience local Dutch life on the cheap. Once you make it to the city of canals, going either to Dapper Market, IJ-Hallen or Waterlooplein is a must! […]

Learning To Love Las Vegas

Learning To Love Las Vegas

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Nov 5, 2014
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Learning to Love Las Vegas I will admit, I am not the biggest fan of Las Vegas. In the past I have found it fake, bloated, and overpriced. After 1 day I  can’t wait to leave – usually due to my overindulgence at the buffet and blackjack tables. So when the opportunity came up to […]

Stepping Back in Time with a Visit to The Neon Boneyard

Stepping Back in Time with a Visit to The Neon Boneyard

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Nov 3, 2014
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Stepping Back in Time with a Visit to The Neon Boneyard Want to get a feel of what Las Vegas was like in the early days of the post war boom? How about when the city was run by organized crime, or when Atomic Tourism was actually a thing? No place in Las Vegas can […]

Life is Beautiful Festival – The Best Music Festival You’ve Never Heard of

Life is Beautiful Festival – The Best Music Festival You’ve Never Heard of

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Oct 30, 2014
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Life is Beautiful – The Best Music Festival You’ve Never Heard of There’s something truly awesome and truly inspiring happening in the most unthinkable of places – Las Vegas, Nevada. Known more so for breaking dreams than making them, Sin City is host to the Life is Beautiful Festival, the best music festival you’ve never […]

How to Make a Pumpkin Keg – The Manly Jack o’lantern

How to Make a Pumpkin Keg – The Manly Jack o’lantern

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Oct 27, 2014
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Looking to elevate your Halloween party this year? Maybe you want to offer your guests a little something more grown-up for their trick-or-treat experience? Then try this super simple pumpkin keg. Mind blown? Read on. Move over spiced latte, the pumpkin keg has arrived. This past Thanksgiving (Canadian) a friend brought this idea over to […]

My Second Class Train Trip in Thailand

My Second Class Train Trip in Thailand

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Oct 23, 2014
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My Second Class Train Trip in Thailand Taking a train in Thailand was something I have wanted to do since I heard how comfortable they can be. I also love trains and train travel. The ability to stand up, stretch (especially with a bad back) and see the countryside in a slow and comfortable setting […]

Chiang Mai Through Instagram

Chiang Mai Through Instagram

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Oct 21, 2014
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Chiang Mai Through Instagram Chiang Mai is full of culture and good times. It is also as photogenic as it is fun. I packed a lot in my short visit and was able to share Chiang Mai through Instagram thanks to the powers of KeepGo, my international SIM card of choice. This included learning to […]

Why you should pass on the Golden Triangle Tour in Thailand

Why you should pass on the Golden Triangle Tour in Thailand

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Oct 16, 2014
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Why you should pass on the Golden Triangle Tour in Thailand I love the plan. It’s what I do. I admire those brave and adventure travelers who can leave their next destination to chance but not this guy. Ever since I spent a day lugging a 30 pound backpack through the hilly streets of Chamonix […]

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