I threw a dart at the world map and it landed on Bristol, England.
That’s pretty much how I ended up here. After applying for what seemed like a million gigs on Trusted Housesitters, finally the dart landed on Bristol, it stuck, and I secured my first house sit! … Read more
A strange thing happened last week – I received an email from a musician in Nashville, Joel Porter, asking me to listen to his latest song, “Hymn” (it’s really good!).
Another strange thing: for the past few months, Ashley, a music promoter from the US has also been … Read more
It’s that time of year again when the shopping madness begins and you lose your mind trying to find something perfect – that perfect travel gift. And then you lose your cool stuck in the dreaded Black Friday crowds – the annual tradition when Americans spend the day giving … Read more
There’s a woman living in rural India named Jayashree who wanted to buy a buffalo last year, so I helped her buy one. I contributed only $25 but my small contribution, along with microloans made by eight other total strangers, allowed her to raise the Rs 20000 necessary to buy … Read more
I recently returned from (and am still recovering from) an action-packed 14 days in the Philippines where I attended my first TBEX conference. For those of you non-bloggers, TBEX stands for “Travel Blogger Exchange” and is a conference bringing together travel bloggers and travel industry professionals from around the world. … Read more
One of the beautiful things about living in Asia is the abundance of Asian Budget Airlines that have been springing up over the past decade, making travel out of Taipei cheap and convenient. I’ve had the pleasure of flying some of the good ones and had frustration when flying the … Read more
“A dream without a plan is just a wish.” – Katherine Patterson
Inspired by my blogger-friend Jayne’s recent article on her 2017 travel plans (a really amazing plan!), I’ve decided to tweak my dreams into something more resembling an actual plan… kind of like Jayne’s. Well, not exactly like … Read more
I saw a blog post the other day, a very extensive and detailed list naming the top ONE THOUSAND travel bloggers in the world. The list was broken down into categories: solo female travelers, couples, families, etc. And despite my thorough search through each list, I couldn’t find my name … Read more