Six months ago I was curled up on a stranger’s couch in Bristol, England browsing through available house sits on Trusted Housesitters website. I spent a few weeks in Bristol, dog sitting a bouncy pooch named Ben while dreaming of future house sit possibilities. Antigua, Guatemala? Hmmm….looked intriguing so I … Read more
URGENT – Another BUCKET LIST post you must read NOW!
It seems everyone has a “Bucket List” these days and there are millions of Bucket List blog posts written every week, each with their own personal spin or analysis. I recently ran across one analyzing the wisdom of even having… Read more
It’s that time of year again when the shopping madness begins and you lose your mind trying to find something perfect – perfect travel gifts. And then you lose your cool stuck in the dreaded Black Friday crowds – the annual tradition when Americans spend the day giving thanks … 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
Last Fall, I returned home exhausted from an action-packed 14 days in the Philippines after attending 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. TBEX Manila was … 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