It’s pretty easy to identify a Southeast Asia backpacker. Just look at their pants and ask yourself: 1) Are they flowy? 2) Are they embellished with elephants? Elephant pants. A solid 99.9% of backpackers sport ‘em. You know you’re in Southeast Asia when a gaggle of gap year gals stride past, elephant pants of the … More Why Do All the Backpackers in Southeast Asia Wear Elephant Pants?
Travel has this extraordinary power to make you realize that you can break the mold and live for the now, for the self-exploration and life experience that comes from more than just following the well-trodden yellow brick road at home. Sometimes, taking on travel might make you realize…that you don’t want to go back home. … More So You’ve Decided to Cancel Your Plane Ticket Home. Now What?
When traveling, I enjoy the unique delights of every city I visit, but it’s the cities located away from the concrete, in the farthest reaches of a country, which stirs curiosity the most. These far reaches sometimes end with border towns. In my opinion, a border that separates two countries is like some sort of … More Adventures in Tham Lod Cave
photo credit: mac image via photopin (license) With the out pour of inquiries I’ve received recently from readers interested in online English teaching, I thought it high time I gather the most frequently asked questions together in one convenient place. Note: The information presented in this post comes solely from my own personal experience with … More How I Started Teaching English Online With Zero Experience
When I came across Social Print Studio’s beautiful photo books and metal prints, it reminded me of a trip I took to Khao Sok National Park in Thailand last year. The pictures in this post represent some of my most cherished memories from my travels through Southeast Asia, especially when I escaped the city for … More Khao Sok Trekking Wild and Untamed
Mold, dust, tetanus and creepiness aren’t the only things birthed from the death of failed and forgotten human construction. You can find beauty and adventure in the most unexpected places. You can even find it in a half finished abandoned building perched upon a cornmeal sand lot on the side of a remote highway in … More A Story About a Place With Pictures
Nacpan beach on Palawan in the Philippines is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in my entire life. I don’t make this statement based on visual aspect alone. Of course, the visual aspect left me speechless, jaw to the floor and eyes glazed. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful because shitty … More A Memoir of Nacpan Beach
It was unlike any abandoned place I’d ever explored. Despite being completely deserted and open, everything was clean and in its place. Nothing was trashed or overgrown and graffiti wasn’t sprayed across the crisp wood walls. But, something didn’t feel right. A heavy foreboding hung in the warm air. It was like gazing at a … More The Ghost Ship of Koh Chang
“You get to work while you travel, meet other digital nomads and work comfortably from home when you don’t feel like going anywhere” … More Teaching English Online: The Pros and Cons
There is a quaint, quiet corner of northeast Thailand where the mountains rejoice at the awakening of the sun. They stretch with glistening green peaks past a creamy sea of clouds in sleepy greeting each and every morning. My boyfriend, Joram, and I decided to rent motorbikes and head to Phu Chi Fa mountain and … More Chasing the Sun in Phu Chi Fa