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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 […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel After Graduating

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel After Graduating

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Sep 25, 2014
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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel After Graduating Finishing your education (secondary or post secondary)  presents you with a very unique crossroad. Many choose the path of that first job and the beginnings to what is deemed to be a normal life.  What those people fail to realize is that travel after graduating can provide […]

My Priceline Winning Bids List

My Priceline Winning Bids List

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Sep 23, 2014
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My Priceline Winning Bids List For years now I have preached about the amazing cost savings “naming your own price” on Priceline can bring and for years I have been meaning to share exactly how much those savings are. I have already shared my secrets on how to Save big on four-star hotels using Priceline […]

Areoplan Travel Hack – Earn a Whack of Miles Through Shop.ca

Areoplan Travel Hack – Earn a Whack of Miles Through Shop.ca

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Sep 19, 2014
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Areoplan Travel Hack – Earn a Whack of Miles Through Shop.ca 15 x Areoplan points + $25 off first purchase This promotion came through my inbox today and is too good to pass on. If anyone is in need of something for the home or office now is the time to grab that product or […]

5 Reasons Why 7-Eleven is my Favorite Restaurant in Asia

5 Reasons Why 7-Eleven is my Favorite Restaurant in Asia

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Sep 17, 2014
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5 Reasons Why 7-Eleven is my Favorite Restaurant in Asia This is a bold statement, but one I firmly stand by. With so many great meals to be had and with such a varying variety of flavors, how can I possibly state that 7-Eleven is my favorite restaurant in Asia? Before all you foodie snobs […]

Koh Samui Through Instagram

Koh Samui Through Instagram

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Sep 15, 2014
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Koh Samui Through Instagram From offensively blue waters to majestic sunsets, this Gulf of Thailand Island likes to show off. The natural beauty of Samui is only surpassed by its smiling inhabitants whom where also ridiculously photogenic. From monks to ladyboys, this island has character and smiles for days. I captured Koh Samui through Instagram […]

Sleeping My Way Around the World

Sleeping My Way Around the World

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Sep 12, 2014
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Sleeping My Way Around the World Sleeping my way around the world when I was in my 20’s meant something totally different than what it does now. Of course I’m talking about the cramped and crowded dorm rooms and hostels that I once stayed in. What did you think I meant? Although my taste for […]

Everett Weekend Escape – Craft Brew & Planes from WWII

Everett Weekend Escape – Craft Brew & Planes from WWII

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Sep 10, 2014
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Everett Weekend Escape – Craft Brew & Planes from WWII With summer winding down Shaun and I decided it was time to squeeze in one last random weekend escape getaway. Originally hoping to stay local, the weather wasn’t looking promising so we started to check out options south of the boarder and discovered that an […]

Koh Tao Through Instagram

Koh Tao Through Instagram

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Sep 8, 2014
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Koh Tao Through Instagram Snapping pictures of my favorite island in Thailand was not only a pleasure but a breeze. Sharing Koh Tao through Instagram allowed me to show off this island gem. With stunning sunsets, entertaining night life, and aqua blue waters it is easy to see why Koh Toa is a photographers dream. […]

That Day I Hung Out With A Monk

That Day I Hung Out With A Monk

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Sep 5, 2014
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That Day I Hung Out With A Monk That day I hung out with a monk, an 83-year-old Thai lady, and the 20-something year-old that ties them together. “What is something I never thought I would say Alex?” What seems like an oddly phrased Jeopardy question has become one of my favorite days while in […]

5 Reasons Why Koh Tao is my Favorite Thailand Island

5 Reasons Why Koh Tao is my Favorite Thailand Island

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Sep 3, 2014
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5 Reasons Why Koh Tao is my Favorite Thailand Island With so much to offer in ways of entertainment and relaxation in the Gulf of Thailand how do you choose which is your favorite Thailand Island? It is hard to dismiss the nightlife of Samui and the beaches of Koh Pha Ngan but for me […]

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 […]

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