My Pathway to Discovering Sustainable Tourism

As tourists we have the power to leave much more than just our footprints behind. This post delves into the self-discovery of responsible travel. “Leave nothing but your footprints behind” is a mantra… Continue reading

How To Travel Between Bali and Lombok

Making your way from Bali to Lombok during Indonesia’s high season can be a costly one. The fast boats are advertised everywhere and you may fall into the trap of believing this is… Continue reading

When You’re Here, You’re Family

A lengthier entry on the uncompromising kindness of strangers that became like family in Nusa Pendia. A wordy read but each word necessarily to try to share and somehow verbalize their love. This… Continue reading

A Balinese Walks Into a Bar

I was immediately drawn to Bali not only because of its physical beauty (see below) but the loveliness of its people.  For me, I find a sense of humor to be one of… Continue reading

The Art of Bargaining in Southeast Asia

I have been in Asia for almost a year now and I’ve had my fair share of markets. From bargaining for weasel poop coffee in the Ben Thanh of Ho Chi Minh City… Continue reading

Unassociated Freedom

Well it looks like it is that time again; Onwards and Forwards Part Deux. I have to say this year continues to develop in a way I could have never imagined nor planned,… Continue reading

The Final Countdown

My time in China has been a revolving door of visa issues. Like clockwork every 30 days, another renewal came about. After maxing out my possible tourist extensions, I thought of two options.… Continue reading

Visas: A Neccessary Evil

The V word; how it makes me shudder. They aren’t fun. Sure, they decorate your passport quite nicely but in terms of the attention and funds they require (especially in China for Americans)… Continue reading

Updates from Abroad

Ni-Howdy World! The beginning of June marks two months of life in Shanghai. Quite pathetically in those two months, I’ve had two posts. It’s not that there aren’t things to blog about here… Continue reading

The Marriage Market

In life, I think it is safe to say that everyone wants to be loved in some way or another. In Shanghai, I know it is safe to say that every parent wants… Continue reading