The journey home

The time has come, at long last. After three and a half months, I am finally close to being able to unpack my suitcase.  I'm in San Francisco today, getting ready to board a flight to Orange County. I drove to Chicago yesterday, stayed the night with my friend Sofia from Thailand, and flew out … Continue reading The journey home

Road trip adventures: Tahoe and Yosemite 

My friend Peter and I spent a week road tripping around California. From his home in Laguna Beach, we drove 8 hours to Carson City, NV, where we hiked, played board games, ate far too many berries at the farmers' market, and took a day trip to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is an incredible spot … Continue reading Road trip adventures: Tahoe and Yosemite 

A reintroduction to the homeland

I've been back in the States for two weeks now, and it's been a bit of a whirlwind. I landed in Los Angeles on the 25th and was met by my dear friend Peter. I spent my first few days back in a mix of stress and bliss as I flopped from relaxation to work … Continue reading A reintroduction to the homeland

Fear, excitement, and indecision

Sorry for the delay in posting. Despite no longer having a regular job, I've still managed to be incredibly busy. And also I'm just a terrible procrastinator. Quick sum-up of the last month: Songkran: 3 day water festival. AKA 3 days of straight chaos. Trip to Pai, reunion with Stoio (friend from my Philly days, … Continue reading Fear, excitement, and indecision

Weddings, Kampot, and Bangkok 

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me here in Asia. At the end of March, I abandoned my home in Chiang Mai and hopped on a plane for Cambodia. After nearly missing my connection in Bangkok (never make the mistake of thinking an hour is long enough to transfer flights on Air Asia...) … Continue reading Weddings, Kampot, and Bangkok 

What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

I received an email this week from a reader of my blog I've never met. (Yes, apparently I have readers other than my immediate family...who knew) He mentioned something about initially thinking I couldn't have anxiety because of all the adventurous things I've done. I moved across the globe by myself; clearly, I must be … Continue reading What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

Holi in Kathmandu

I spent a week at home in Chiang Mai under the guise of doing job searching and other work related things, but really just spending most of my time with friends. Vacation mode was hard to shake 🙂 I arrived in Nepal on Monday afternoon and after waiting for an hour and a half to … Continue reading Holi in Kathmandu

A week floating around the Andaman Sea

My apologies for the delay in posting. While I'd like to say I have a good excuse for it, it's really just that I was busy laying on the beach and didn't feel like posting. That's a good excuse, right? With the CELTA and TEYL courses completed, I packed my bags and headed for Phuket. … Continue reading A week floating around the Andaman Sea

When your comfort zone is 7,000 miles away

I'll be honest, despite the fact that I've moved something like 17 times and been to around that many different countries, I'm remarkably scared of new places. 
I put on a good show, and most of the time do a pretty convincing job of making people think everything's wonderful and exciting when I travel. But when … Continue reading When your comfort zone is 7,000 miles away

“Only one?” A summary of my first day in Thailand

The first 24 hours in Thailand have been, in a word, overwhelming. My plane landed at 11:00 PM and after making it through customs and nearly dying from the weight of my backpacks while I stood in line, I finally made it out. And that's when I realized I have no idea what I'm doing. … Continue reading “Only one?” A summary of my first day in Thailand