November 15, 2016 Greetings from Toledo! A choir of voices ring from my memory, “you can do Toledo in a day.” This was the common sentiment among the travelers I met before I ventured to the petite city of Toledo, Spain. “You can do Toledo in a day.” The longer I reflect on these words [...]
July 27, 2017 Boom, boom, boom True Rolling stone Vagabond to the bone Address unknown Open road's my home Greetings from Bend! The morning light seeps through the mesh of my quarter-dome tent a skosh before 6 am, letting me know it’s time for the day to begin. I am greeted by the evergreen disposition [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
“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 [...]
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, [...]
A tale of two wedding one real, one hipster; Much like Odysseus on his Arcadian quest, I've become a cosmic pinball. The past two months I've been bouncing back 'n forth across the Oregon-Cali-Nevada lines; hitting mountains towns, bumping across sea-sands, and rolling 'round lake-side rims. How exactly do I get around? It's not by [...]
Grab your airplane bottles because it's time for the second installment of, "Around the World in 80 pints: Leaving America Addition"
As I continue to ramble down the road, I'm realizing (being told) I'm not like everyone else. Who knew? And I thought everyone traveling was a pittakionophobic who couldn't wink...