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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 […]

Almost Authentic Pad Thai Recipe

Almost Authentic Pad Thai Recipe

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Aug 28, 2014
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  Almost Authentic Pad Thai Recipe Salty, spicy, sour, and sweet. This iconic Thai street food dish covers all areas of the palate and is probably why I love it so much. With these kind of complicated flavour combinations you would think that Pad Thai is difficult to make however that couldn’t be further than […]

To Full Moon Party or not To Full Moon Party

To Full Moon Party or not To Full Moon Party

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Aug 26, 2014
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To Full Moon Party or Not to Full Moon Party That was the question, and it was a tough one to answer. While visiting Koh Samui recently I happened to land there three days before the ultimate all-nigher which suddenly had me reconsidering my stance on it. For three days I debated going and struggled […]

3 Day Trips From Koh Samui

3 Day Trips From Koh Samui

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Aug 22, 2014
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3 Day Trips From Koh Samui With being the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and having the areas only airport, Koh Samui is the perfect jumping off point to island hop. With seemingly endless accommodation options it is also a great place to explore from. With that in mind here are 3 day […]

Making Friends at The Nest Koh Samui

Making Friends at The Nest Koh Samui

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Aug 15, 2014
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Making Friends at The Nest Koh Samui Tucked away down a dirt alley in the quiet beach town of Bophut you’ll find a sanctuary unlike any other on the island of Samui. The Nest Koh Samui is a collection of comfortable villas off the beaten path yet accessible to everything you need. There is no […]

On with the (Ladyboy) Show! – A Night at the Moulin Rouge Koh Samui

On with the (Ladyboy) Show! – A Night at the Moulin Rouge Koh Samui

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Aug 12, 2014
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On with the Ladyboy Show! Seeing a ladyboy show in Thailand definitely wasn’t on the to-do list. We avoided the many invitations to various sex shows in Bangkok  yet there I was, front row at the Moulin Rouge Cabaret in Cheweng…and loving every minute of it. How I Ended Up at a Ladyboy Show Robert, […]

Sandalwood Luxury Villas – A Tastes of the Good Life High Above Koh Samui

Sandalwood Luxury Villas – A Tastes of the Good Life High Above Koh Samui

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Aug 8, 2014
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Sandalwood Luxury Villas – A Tastes of the Good Life High Above Koh Samui Perched high above the east coast of Koh Samui is one of the islands most luxurious retreats. The Sandalwood Luxury Villas is a collection of 10 Thai styled pavilions, each elegantly decorated and packed with high-end amenities. I reached out to […]

Bangkok Through Instagram

Bangkok Through Instagram

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Aug 4, 2014
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Bangkok Through Instagram For a city I was told to avoid, it sure is photogenic. With bustling streets, amazing temples, and colorful food, Bangkok is not camera shy. Taking pictures was a pleasure and Bangkok through Instagram was a great way for me to share the sights of this vibrant city. Tuk-Tuks, Golden Buddhas, and […]

Getting Scammed in Bangkok – Twice

Getting Scammed in Bangkok – Twice

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Jul 24, 2014
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Getting scammed in Bangkok There I stood being fitted for a suit jacket I did not want and had no intention of buying. I looked at myself in the mirror and saw a man that has been bested. I felt sick. I caught my eyes in the reflection and gazed in confusion. Rage. Self-contained rage. […]

3 Reasons Why I Was Skeptical About Thailand (& why I was wrong)

3 Reasons Why I Was Skeptical About Thailand (& why I was wrong)

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Jul 22, 2014
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3 Reasons Why I Was Skeptical About Thailand (& why I was wrong) I constantly preach that you should make up your own mind about experiences and places you visit. So why did I let other people’s impressions of Thailand sway me so much? For years now I have heard nothing but great things about […]

Instagramming California

Instagramming California

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Jul 21, 2014
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Instagramming California My visit through California on the #GreatCoastRoadTrip provided me with some great pictures. Seriously, how photogenic can one state be? From the breweries and wineries of Santa Barbara to the bright lights of Hollywood, California did not disappoint the eye. Here is a recap of my favorite Instagramming California shots. Instagramming California travel […]

Strolling Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco’s Original Hippie Hangout

Strolling Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco’s Original Hippie Hangout

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Jul 18, 2014
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Strolling Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco’s Original Hippie Hangout After checking into our Priceline won hotel (JW Marriott Union Square for $90 dollars!) we headed  out to try and catch the tail end of the North Beach Festival. From what the concierge told us, the North Beach Festival is an outdoors event with street performers, art installations, […]

Making the Most of Delayed Flight Compensation

Making the Most of Delayed Flight Compensation

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Jul 16, 2014
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Making the Most of Delayed Flight Compensation Missing your connecting flight doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. If your travel plans are interrupted by weather, a late take-off, or mechanical issues, you may be entitled to delayed flight compensation. Knowing what options are available  can help you make the most of an otherwise […]

Off to the (Wiener Dog) Races

Off to the (Wiener Dog) Races

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Jul 14, 2014
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What I did this weekend – Vancouver’s Wiener Dog Race There was a lot going on in Vancouver this weekend. A. Lot. Annual Kits days (also known as Khatsilano, a street festival with an insane number of bands, merchants, and sweet, delicious food trucks), the Van Doren Invitational – a pro bowlrider contest boasting a […]

A Special Guest at The West Beach Inn

A Special Guest at The West Beach Inn

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Jul 10, 2014
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A Special Guest at The West Beach Inn On my recent trip to Santa Barbara I had the pleasure of spending the night at the West Beach Inn courtesy of Coast Hotels. It was the first leg of my #GreatCoastRoadTrip and I was excited to be in Santa Barbara and staying at this unique hotel. […]

My Favorite California Eats

My Favorite California Eats

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Jul 1, 2014
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With my #GreatCoastRoadTrip came some seriously tasty California eats. From high-end restaurants in Santa Barbara to cheap street tacos everywhere, it was all good. We also sampled some  (lots)  great craft beer and Californian wine, which only made our meals that much better. Here’s a quick look back at some of my favorite California eats: […]

7 Reasons Why I Will Return to Santa Barbara

7 Reasons Why I Will Return to Santa Barbara

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Jun 27, 2014
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7 Reasons Why I Will Return to Santa Barbara On my recent visit to Santa Barbara I came to realize that it is a fun and hip town with much to offer – too much to pack into the short time-frame that I had there. Even though I hate to backtrack, I will return to […]

Los Angeles ZipCar – Zipping From Sight to Sight

Los Angeles ZipCar – Zipping From Sight to Sight

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Jun 23, 2014
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Los Angeles ZipCar – Zipping From Sight to Sight With our last day of the #GreatCoastRoadTrip our itinerary was wide open. With so many world famous sights to be seen in such little time we decided to make the most of our fun ride and headed out for a jam-packed tour using our Los Angeles […]

Flappers Comedy Club – Something Funny in Burbank

Flappers Comedy Club – Something Funny in Burbank

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Jun 19, 2014
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Flappers Comedy Club – Something Funny in Burbank Walking around downtown Burbank all we noticed was chain restaurant after chain restaurant – and they were all packed. As we walked further I couldn’t help but feel like Burbank had no soul. In a place where creativity, imagination, and entertainment is born how can Buffalo Wild Wings […]

Exposed: A Peek Behind Burbanks Scenes

Exposed: A Peek Behind Burbanks Scenes

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Jun 18, 2014
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A Peek Behind Burbanks Scenes Dubbed the “media capital of the world,” Burbank is home to some of the biggest companies in entertainment. Over the years Warner Bros, NBC, and Disney (among others) have produced hit TV shows and movies from this little city just north of Hollywood. Thankfully Burbank is also home to the […]

2 days in Santa Barbara

2 days in Santa Barbara

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Jun 16, 2014
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2 Days in Santa Barbara We arrived at the Coast West Beach  Inn sleepy-eyed and ready for a nap. Our flight south had us up at the ungodly hour of 3 AM so all our bodies wanted to do was shut down. Not the best way to start our 2 days in Santa Barbara but we […]

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