Kenya

What I Learned in Kuala Lumpur

Seeing what's happening in the world from my safe and cozy vacation bubble is not easy. Admittedly I'm somewhat of a news junkie, so only seeing snippits online makes me [...]

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Brunei

It seemed easy enough to get there. It seemed simple to get in. It seemed small enough to see everything in two days. So why was I a bit nervous? [...]

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Southern Vietnam

When I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) I waited for a piano to fall on me or to be eaten by a polar bear. The previous two stops [...]

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Central Vietnam

After my slight funk in Hanoi, I was quite happy to fly to Central Vietnam for a new vibe and new things to do. An hour flight to Danang and [...]

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Northern Vietnam

When I walked out of the airport terminal, I choked. I literally choked on how thick the air was. My driver laughed. He had probably seen it happen a thousand [...]

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Chiang Mai

Over fifteen years ago, my boyfriend and I wanted desperately to get out of our home town and thought that jumping on the teach-English-overseas-bandwagon, which was all the rage at the time, [...]

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Bangkok

When my three-day visit to Bangkok turned into only two, I wasn't too upset since I had fairly low expectations going in. I love city life and culture and history [...]

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Nicaragua

It's sometimes hard to reconcile the double life that I live - part responsible adult, scholar, teacher, home owner, consummate list maker, and perpetual bill payer contrasted with the other part [...]

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La Paz

I usually fall in love with every place I travel to for one reason or another. I’m a culture vulture and a people watcher. I love landscapes as much as cityscapes. [...]

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Las Pampas Amazon Tour

After the buzz of the Salt Flats I was a bit deflated when I learned a few towns near Uyuni that I was hoping to visit for my last week in Bolivia [...]

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