Musings on life, travel and more

A London phone booth
March 7, 2014, 18 Comments

Today is March 7 … exactly four years ago today I boarded a flight to London and embarked on a seven-month solo backpacking adventure through Europe and parts of Africa. [...]

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Love and the airport

August 29, 2013, 28 Comments

The two are cuddled next to each other. He strums on his guitar in the middle of Bangkok Airway’s lounge. Annoying considering I want silence so ...

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Ditch the excuses … it’s time to travel

June 4, 2013, 12 Comments

“Oh, I wish I could do what you did and just travel but [insert a myriad of reasons why Person X just can’t possibly travel,” says ...


Being 30 and Single

October 30, 2012, 13 Comments

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Jo Turnbull, a fellow 30-Life-Crisis-Screw-It-I’m-Traveling-Travel-Blogger. She’s rad. Turnin ...

  • A tuk tuk driver races down the street in Chiang Mai
    ‘Twas the night before Expat Life
    August 13, 2012, 57 Comments

    “You’re moving to Thailand?” It’s been since February when I knew my future would take me to Thailand and I would become an expat. For nearly five months, my life [...]

  • The woods in a Maryland backyard
    Coming home
    July 20, 2012, 11 Comments

    Pulling in to my neighborhood, I can feel my chest tighten. The trees. When did they get so big? The homes. When did they get so old? “Welcome to my [...]

  • Colorado Rockies
    Rocky Mountains, sigh
    June 20, 2012, 4 Comments

    Editor’s Note: This post is a part of the #winosontheroad series. Over Yonderlust and d travels ’round are road tripping and exploring America through June 27. Be sure to check out all of the posts of [...]

  • The entrance to Zion National Park in Utah
    On the open road …
    June 14, 2012, 16 Comments

    It’s dark, but above me I can hear the pitter patter of little feet on the floor. Little voices delighting in the morning. I roll over. It’s too early. I’m [...]

  • #WinosontheRoad
    Exploring America
    June 6, 2012, 24 Comments

    So, what does one do after making the decision to leave America and become an expat? Plan an epic, massive, awesome road trip. That’s right. My time as a Las [...]

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    The price of becoming an expat
    May 25, 2012, 32 Comments

      Curled up in my lap, light blue eyes heavy with sleep, Jagger barely whispers to me, “will you bring my back a coconut to drink from?” I fight tears [...]

  • Clock Work Man
    The time I quit my job again
    May 24, 2012, 22 Comments

    I have no intention of  quitting my job so soon after returning from Red Mountain Resort. Except, the words from the shaman and my reiki practitioner echo in my ears: [...]

  • Elephant Nature Park
    The first sign
    May 11, 2012, 22 Comments

    The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain [...]

  • Valley of Fire
    Hello, universe
    May 7, 2012, 40 Comments

    “Mom!!” I scream into my phone as I drive away from Red Mountain Resort under the sinking Utah sun. “Something has happened!” “Are you OK? What is it? Where are [...]