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Livingstone Airport, Zambia.

Day 2: Strength in Africa and Other First Impressions

I’ve been in Africa for four months now, but impressions from my first 24 hours in the region have been the most telling.

Deep Water Soloing in Vietnam's Cat Ba Island with Asia Outdoors

How an Island, an iPhone, and a Backwards Tattoo Changed My Life, Part II

The first time I saw the Andaman Sea’s waters, it gave me chills — all of those blues. I sat in the sand and tried to categorize the shades of blues and greens and aquas in front of me. I settled on turquoise, but that’s too generic and being unable to classify the shades is still […]

Nothing gets between me and my Calin Keluns.

10 Things I’m Laughing About

Because I’ve been chuckling to myself and I need to share. 1. Skyping with family. I’ve been tracking developments back home. Dad’s rediscovered an accordion in the basement. My gorgeous sister Jeannette has cut her hair extremely short. It keeps me up at night. All I can do is groan about it. Meanwhile, her best friends […]

Strong, Vietnamese black(ish) coffee. Or liquor, or both. Who knows.

12 Hours in Hanoi, Vietnam

I am not going to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, I think to myself. I don’t feel like going to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. But, I have to go to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum is something I always suggest to my tour groups when visiting Hanoi. It’s what you do in Hanoi. Along […]

How to find cheap flights

How to find cheap flights. Or, how to be a venomous snake.

If you’re the kind of person who, when looking for flights, spends the better part of your waking hours repetitively checking prices, scourging sites for cheap airfares, clearing your cache, and then repeating this process over, and over, and over again until you’ve realized you don’t even know who you are anymore or what day […]