I've said it before and I'll say it again; “youth hostels” were given the wrong name. A near homophone-call away from “hostile,” I understand if they conjure visions of Harry Potter’s under the staircase shât-aeu, pardon my French. However, the typical environment found at youth hostels is anything but hostile."
Hello and thank you for choosing That Blonde Vagabond as your trusted travel guide! Hands down South East Asia (SEA) is the region I get the most questions about... or maybe I should say hands raised this is the region I get asked the most questions about. Since my departure I've guided two friends through … Continue reading South East Asia Crash Course
If I was asked to go through the memory rolodex and quantify the greatest days of my life in ascending order, it would take some serious time. Thanks to the winding road I've experienced a multitude of blissed out 24 hour periods. However, a few key dates instantly jump to mind like October 11, 2016. … Continue reading To the Greatest of Days yet Lived
Workaway.info is an adventurous, curious-in-wanderlust, budget-savvy traveler’s best friend. The basic idea is to create a cultural exchange to inspire lasting connections around the globe. I honestly don’t remember how I learned about this site, but man oh man has Workaway changed my life.
Hello men, women, and children of all ages. Come one.. come all.. and step right up to learn about the magic that is Belize. For my first trick I am going to turn my fingers into shovels and dig myself into a hole. Alright here we go. Before I left the jury of my peers, … Continue reading Ease With Belize
“Hidey-ho junior rangers!” “Dooby, Dooby, Doo where are you? We got some work to dooo now,” “I’d like to take a minute just sit right there and I’ll tell,” Why I’m quoting theme songs outta thin air. It's time to fire up the DeLorean because we are going, Back to the Future! Think back to … Continue reading Sign up for South East Asia’s (endless) Summer Camp
Elbow dabs sueding with the knee highs Dressed too fly wiping clouds from the eyes Staying so fresh till death you should call it a revival on style Police and the cars caught in traffic, Sting rolling in a lil red corvette License plate doesn’t say fresh but the car still belongs to a Prince … Continue reading (Any)Where in the World, is Rita.
When I was little I spent my days wishing on star fish Wanting to be a siren of the sea, Figured mermaid was the life for me. I assumed all sailormen’s tales to be my history Skeptical I derived from a family lineage of oak seed Convinced I arrived from frothy … Continue reading Aquaphile Chronicles
"Calling out around the world are you ready for a brand new..." drink? I hope so because it’s time for the 4th installment of around the world in 80 pints: South Africa edition. Anytime an animal is seen or mentioned take a swing. Oh sorry I meant swig I swear... Any woot, back in March … Continue reading Africa: Day 2.Who Knows? (4)
March 21, 2016: I celebrated my 22nd trip around the sun by enjoying a cozy dinner in Carrboro, NC with good beer and great friends. March 21, 2017: I rang in my Jordan year in Pai, Thailand with a day of exploring via scooter and a night of serendipitous festivus via bar crawling. March 21, … Continue reading The Best of Times, The Worst of Times; A Tale of Two Points of View