An Ode to the Bum Gun

I would like to take a brief moment to pay homage to one of mankind’s most extraordinary inventions: the butt blaster, the bum gun, the incredible bidet. We westerners sit daintily upon our porcelain thrones amidst the spicy aroma of potpourri bowls and lavish lemony sprays, quietly going about our most intricate business of the day. Each and … More An Ode to the Bum Gun

Why Do All the Backpackers in Southeast Asia Wear Elephant Pants?

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?

So You’ve Decided to Cancel Your Plane Ticket Home. Now What?

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?

How I Started Teaching English Online With Zero Experience

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 my online English teaching journey. Without further … More How I Started Teaching English Online With Zero Experience