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.
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
The yellow busses are rolling and the brown bags packing, it's back to school time. Buckle up Buttercups because boy do I have a story about what happened over my summer break. A tad early in the semester to call in sick, so I'll have to tell y'all over a different type of cold, ice … Continue reading Striving for the A from The School of Rock (3)
Hi there! I think it’s time I answer the most important question facing our world: “Are we human? Or are we dancer?” Just kidding obviously that's a rhetorical question. (Dancer duh.) But! Speaking of Human and The Killers, the real question: Would I survive a zombie apocalypse? (Whether you want tutu admit it or not, … Continue reading I Will Survive (The Apocalypse)
Hey y'all I'm verging on six months into my eight month adventure around the world. I know generally write about places I've been, but today I'm writing about the place where my heart and soul is. I remember the day as clear as yesterday. (And no, I did not consume any alcohol yesterday, so cognitive … Continue reading About to be a Heel of a Night
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...
TBV tip: 1. When you make your budget don't forget to factor in, "unexpected travel costs." For some, this is crashing your motorbike in Vietnam and needing to repair it. For others, the emergency fund is drained by not understanding the exchange rate and paying $150 for an $11 cab ride. But for the few, … Continue reading Got to get that monkey off my back & no I’m not quoting Aerosmith
The time has come, the day is now, wheels up, I'm headed eastbound and straight out of American land! Bernice and I are off to conquer the world together. Pause. I bet some readers are asking themselves, "Who is Bernice? I thought Rita was traveling alone?" Well everyone meet Bernice! Y'all I am a; pierced-nose, "May You … Continue reading Going, going, gone!
As I sit in my kitchen, fingers suspended over laptop keys, I have paralyzing a thought. 9/10 a sequel is never as good as the first go ‘round… Oh well! Here's my attempt to make tonight’s waxing gibbous blue. To my fellow millennials (and Disney lovers alike) I ask you to think back to your … Continue reading What Goes Arriba, Must Come Abajo…