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
"If you don't mind me asking, how can you afford to travel so much?" If I had a dollar for every time I'm asked this, I could afford to fly business class across Europe instead of riding the Flex bus... One day I'll sit in first class, annnnd 10 minutes later a flight attendant will … Continue reading How to Ball on a Budget Around the World (basketball not included)
Grab your airplane bottles because it's time for the second installment of, "Around the World in 80 pints: Leaving America Addition" Every time there's a bird or flight related pun take a drink!* To get y'all in the mood: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QxIWDmmqZzY Quick! Think fast (facts) World population: 7.6 Billion US population: 325.6 Million People I've met … Continue reading “This is not America,” What to expect as an American traveling abroad (2)
My faithful followers know back in mid November I was in Valencia, Spain eating paella by the sea shore. These days I'm 12,700 km to the east having a bite taken out of me by monkeys in Ubud, Indonesia. How did the roles reverse? Where did the in-betweens go? Did I savor them all to … Continue reading Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (buy the plane ticket)
Hello from the other side... of the world. Currently in Indonesia where I'm so far ahead (13+ hours from good ole eastern standard time) I'm behind on posting. That stops now. Since I am now a traveler of both time and space, allow me to take y'all on a journey back in time. To set … Continue reading I am you as you are me (a traveler)
After returning from my semester abroad I was often asked, "How was studying in London?" Unbeknown to all, that's a trick question. Just as Steven T & the boys declared in 1998, I was actually located A Little South of Sanity in Brighton, England at the University of Sussex. "What's the difference?" Let me put it one … Continue reading Brighton, my cup of tea
Hey, me again… Story time! Back at the end of June I signed up to donate blood. As a first timer I was pretty excited… well as excited as a person can be about the concept of letting a human, for 30 minutes, do what we slap mosquitoes away for after .03 seconds. I digress. … Continue reading Live by the Sun, Write by the Moon, Sleep when you’re Dead.
Well it is two months t- two days until I chuck up the deuces and leave the country. Everyone keeps asking me if I am nervous. How I should respond, “is a ringleader nervous to lead the circus?” Answer, no. Okay so my only frame of reference on ringleaders is Water for Elephants but Christoph … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy