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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 […]

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 […]

Why the Night Markets in Chiang Mai are Not to be Missed

Why the Night Markets in Chiang Mai are Not to be Missed

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Oct 14, 2014
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Why the Night Markets in Chiang Mai are Not to be Missed By the time we arrived in Chiang Mai we were over night markets in Thailand. Much like the churches of Europe and temples of Asia, after a few days they all start to look the same. The night markets of Koh Samui and […]

Zabb E Lee Thai Cooking School Chiang Mai Review

Zabb E Lee Thai Cooking School Chiang Mai Review

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Oct 9, 2014
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Zabb E Lee Thai Cooking School Chiang Mai Review A cooking class in Chang Mai has always been something I had to do and this year I was finally able to cross it off my travel bucket list. There’s no shortage of options in the city however based on reviews and word-of-mouth we went with […]

Not Riding Elephants in Thailand – A day at the Elephant Nature Park

Not Riding Elephants in Thailand – A day at the Elephant Nature Park

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Oct 7, 2014
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Not Riding Elephants in Thailand – A day at the Elephant Nature Park I want to ride an elephant. Is that so wrong? For years I have watched my friends and fellow travelers post pictures of themselves having the time of their lives on top of these giants and for years I have said that […]

7 Tips To Finance World Travel

7 Tips To Finance World Travel

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Oct 2, 2014
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7 Tips To Finance World Travel Financing a dream trip can seem like a daunting and unachievable goal. For most it is a daydream that never comes to fruition. “I could never come up with that kind of money” is an excuse often used. Why not? People just like you do it all the time. […]

Hanging out in Hang Dong – The Little Village Chiang Mai Review

Hanging out in Hang Dong – The Little Village Chiang Mai Review

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Sep 30, 2014
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Hanging out in Hang Dong – The Little Village Chiang Mai Review We arrived at the Chang Mai airport sleepy eyed and ready for a break. An extensive travel schedule that had taken us three quarters of the way around the world in under four weeks caught up to us. It was time for a […]

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 […]

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