Romance on the Road: How a Fling with a Foreigner Changed My Life

Photo Credit One: Prince Roy   It’s easy fall in love when you’re surrounded by beauty. Vang Vieng, Laos, is one of the most breathtaking spots on the planet. My experiences there have been a huge influence on my current work in progress, a contemporary romance about escaping demons from the past and embracing self-discovery… Read More Romance on the Road: How a Fling with a Foreigner Changed My Life

My WWOOF Experience Part Three: Why I Left Early

Before reading this, you might want to check out the first two parts: My WWOOF Experience Part One: California to WWOOF-USA North Carolina My WWOOF Experience Part Two: Barns, Bees, and Other Good Stuff Now, the juicy stuff. Confusion: What Exactly is My Job Again? The first major issue on the homestead was communication. There… Read More My WWOOF Experience Part Three: Why I Left Early

My WWOOF Experience Part Two: Bees, Barns, and Other Good Stuff

When I arrived at my WWOOF homestead in North Carolina, the owner and another worker were busy tending to a beehive. This made things a little awkward, because I couldn’t get close enough to talk to them, and there was no one else there. Being thankful for any act that could help the bee population… Read More My WWOOF Experience Part Two: Bees, Barns, and Other Good Stuff

My WWOOF Experience Part One: California to WWOOF-USA North Carolina

Disclaimer: Part one doesn’t actually detail my WWOOF story. It explains everything that happened leading up to it. Other disclaimer: I’m going to keep my WWOOF host and all participants anonymous. This was a really long time ago, and I might not remember everything right. Plus, people change, and I’m no longer in touch with… Read More My WWOOF Experience Part One: California to WWOOF-USA North Carolina

Tips for Traveling Light: What I Brought to Bangkok, Thailand

Backpacker romances are common, but on my 2009 trip, which took me through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, my only long-term companion was a small Osprey day pack. The feeling of freedom that comes with having everything you need packaged into one small container  can’t be overstated. Your travel plans will play a big role in… Read More Tips for Traveling Light: What I Brought to Bangkok, Thailand