While having so much free time on my hands these days while I job search throughout the Midwest I decided to do a little writing on the side. After sending in an article or two to a couple of web based writing platforms I got the lovely email that one of my articles had been accepted. 🙂 You can check it out here, enjoy. 5 … Continue reading Published Online Writing… Say What?
On my 26th birthday in 2014 I said, “This will be the most fun year of my life” and you better believe it was. Traveling through six different countries in 12 months and enjoying three separate music festivals, it really was the most fun year I have ever had. On my 27th birthday in 2015 I said, “This will be the most life-changing year of … Continue reading 7-Week Reflection
Now that I have all the historical Bangkok covered to my liking it is time to discover modern Bangkok. Siam Center and Siam Paragon is next on my list. This large and modern mall is truly a sight to see. There is elephant art currently scattered every where which is available for sale and the extravagant Christmas decorations remind you that even though it is … Continue reading Modern Bangkok
My first full day is pretty much all planned out at this point. It will consist of a full day of temples and seeing the history of Bangkok. Making my way to the Chao Phraya Express Boat via BTS it is already clear to me that you really need to walk some of this city because almost every time you turn there is something new to … Continue reading Historical Bangkok
As I’m sitting at dinner with my two friends, James and Camila, I say, “man… I’m kind of bummed my El Nido trip got cancelled this week. Maybe I’ll try to go next week by myself.” They replied back, “we might be able to go this weekend if you want!” Uh, yes. I would love that. Two days later tickets are booked and we leave the next … Continue reading El Nido… Finally
Disclosure, this is not a post with fun photos (womp womp). This is a post about the first three weeks and the mental journey not seen on your phone and computer screen. The first three weeks as seen on my blog and Instagram may look like the time of my life, but to be quite honest, they were actually quite the opposite. The first three weeks … Continue reading 3 Week Reflection
APEC happened to El Nido. Sadly we didn’t know while planning this trip that the APEC meeting was going to be taking place in Manila at the same time (the last time APEC was in Manila was 20 years ago). This was brought to our attention as we started getting emails a week before our trip saying, “some flights may be cancelled or delayed during … Continue reading Panglao Island, Bohol. Wait… What happened to El Nido?
The question I get asked most often is, “why did you choose Asia?” The answer to that question is actually easier than most might think… the Philippines. The Philippines is why I chose Asia. I spent two weeks here last February and I absolutely fell in love with the country. So, when it came down to choose a place to venture off to, there really … Continue reading Back to Boracay
Following a four-hour flight delay and 10 hours of airport time (post soon to come of what all goes wrong during travel, haha) I finally reached Bali. With another hour and a half drive ahead of me it felt like I would never reach Ubud. After what I consider the most terrifying cab ride of my life (someone actually crashed a scooter in front of … Continue reading Ba Ba Bali
After the whirlwind destination stops of Hong Kong and Singapore, both of which were not longer than 48 hours, the island of Pulau Sibu off the east coast of Malaysia is my next stop. This destination I will be with a group of people whom I have yet to meet. We find our van pick up location and with a three-hour van ride a head … Continue reading R&R on Pulau Sibu Island, Malaysia