Adventure & Travel They said it wasn’t the real India. Dharamshala

They said it wasn’t the real India. Dharamshala

For all who visit India, their reasons couldn’t be more different. Some go to escape. Some go to find meaning. Some go to luxuriate. I wanted to go because, it’s India! Plus two of my favorite people in the world are from there. Shout out to the Punyani/Amin crew. I heard the stories about India. …

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Adventure & Travel quit job. travel world.

quit job. travel world.

Nike Trainer to Travel Blogger Many of you know about my travel journey. You know I moved to Asia, sold stuff, quit job, blah blah blah. But you don’t know the details. what was it like? craziest food? men? favorite place? hardest part? best story? You had a lot of questions. I wanted to tell …

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Adventure & Travel the best place for runners in bangkok

the best place for runners in bangkok

Bangkok is crowded. It’s smelly. It’s seedy. It’s my favorite city in Asia. When I was there, I loved the accessibility, the authenticity, the variety, and the grit. But, the air quality? Not so much. As a runner, I was frustrated. I couldn’t find clean air and I couldn’t find other runners. But I wasn’t …

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Adventure & Travel city life in Malaysia: a photo story

city life in Malaysia: a photo story

Malaysia is a wonderfully diverse country. They have beaches, tea plantations, mountains, and cities. Each part is so different (the west is nothing like the east), it’s impossible to sum it up. So I won’t. This is my photo collection of urban life, in Malaysia’s most popular cities, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It’s proof that …

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Adventure & Travel journal entry: i wanted to stay

journal entry: i wanted to stay

The dance floor was empty save the locals folded into the corner. The guys pressed into the wall. The girls pressed into the guys. They stared at me, eyes fixed, asking “what are you doing here?” I was here to experience the culture- every aspect of it. I walked across the dance floor through the …

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Adventure & Travel travel: behind the scenes in phnom penh, cambodia

travel: behind the scenes in phnom penh, cambodia

Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. How would I describe it? Real. Very real. I have a lot of stories to share. But first, here’s a glance at every day life. I took all the pictures from behind. Now, you can create the story. More to come.

Adventure & Travel travel: the most charming city in taiwan

travel: the most charming city in taiwan

So far, this journey has taken me to 9 countries and many cities. All of them different. Hectic, seedy, gentle, rustic, overwhelming, inauthentic, untouched, and peaceful. I’m grateful to have experienced such a range. One of the most charming cities I’ve seen is Hualien. It is located on the east coast of Taiwan, right on …

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Adventure & Travel the special touches you only find in bangkok

the special touches you only find in bangkok

I’m in Bangkok again. This city has become my base. It’s a good hub for other countries, whether I’m flying or taking the train. I also go to Bangkok when I haven’t decided where I’m going next. It’s a great city for inspiration. Here are the highlights from this week. LIVE BANDS. Three cowboys, one …

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Adventure & Travel travel: how to spend less on flights and save money when you travel

travel: how to spend less on flights and save money when you travel

When you travel for 12 months, you meet hundreds of people. You hear their stories. You learn the details of their journey. They gloat about money saved. “You paid how much!?!”. You pick your jaw up off the floor. You ask the hows. With eyes wide open, you crawl into the world of travel hacking, …

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Adventure & Travel A Half-Marathon in the Mountains of Vietnam

A Half-Marathon in the Mountains of Vietnam

I signed up because I missed being around athletes. Backpackers are nice people but none of them are waking up at 6am to go running. I signed up because I missed running.Territorial dogs. Gaping holes in the sidewalk. No sidewalk. Sketchy neighborhoods. Smog. Finding running options became laborious, and that took the joy away. I …

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Adventure & Travel Travel: My Life In Burma, Part 2

Travel: My Life In Burma, Part 2

Have you ever had so much to say about something but felt hopeless because you knew it wouldn’t suffice? That’s how I feel about Burma. I’ll just continue with my lists. More Highlights Of My Trip to Burma No one stands around. Everyone squats. No, really. Everyone. Have you ever seen an elephant penis? The …

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Adventure & Travel Part 1: What is Burma Like?

Part 1: What is Burma Like?

Six years ago, I had never heard of Burma. It wasn’t until a friend told me she was part Burmese that my world opened. She spoke of the country with such adoration and longing that I began to long for it. When I arrived in Asia, the first thing I did was apply for a …

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Adventure & Travel You Know I Like ‘Em Big

You Know I Like ‘Em Big

Jamaica. Costa Rica. Guatemala. Nicaragua. Thailand. I’ve tasted coconuts in all of these countries. But the biggest, baddest coconut I’ve ever tasted happened on my first day in Myanmar. This coconut was huge, requiring two hands, a lap, and an empty stomach – which I did not have. I was full before I could finish. …

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