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Pack Light but Carry Your Sense of Humor

Pack Light but Carry Your Sense of Humor

If you’ve ever moved overseas you know that one thing more stressful than transoceanic economy class flying is transoceanic economy class relocating. This is equivalent to taking your entire life and physically packing it into a nutshell- or more technically 20kg suitcases. This is not fun. This can be exceptionally stressful if you’re a travel… more…

week #6: In Search of Sanuk = finding fun in doing good

week #6: In Search of Sanuk = finding fun in doing good

Several months ago I sat in the upstairs booth of a very unassuming Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. The place was modest yet awesome, and in some ways mirrored my dinner companion. This was my first meeting with Dwight Turner who started and runs In Search of Sanuk, a project that helps refugee families and asylum… more…

#11: heatstoke, half marathons & hills worth dying on

#11: heatstoke, half marathons & hills worth dying on

After a lot of travel injuries and an extended running hiatus, recently I’ve gotten back on my feet and have finished 1/2 marathons in Cuba, Cambodia and Bangkok. “How (and why) do you run races in the far corners of the earth?”, is the question I’m most often asked when it comes to my nomadic… more…

lessons from a bangkok bus ::

lessons from a bangkok bus ::

Picking the first of 100 travel stories to share wasn’t hard. Starting at the beginning with the story of my first passport stamp made sense.  But what story to tell second? I’m not much of a person for order and chronology, so lets skip ahead a few years to Thailand in 1997 for travel story… more…

koh yao yai ::

Translated from modern Thai, “Koh Yao Yai” means big long island.  According to the travelers Thai dictionary translation however, Koh Yao Yai is more commonly known as the last remaining island in Thailand with no 7-11. Last week I found myself in a conference room high up in a concrete Phuket hotel tower overlooking a… more…

bkk embers ::

Things in Bangkok seem to be getting back to normal.  While I’ve finally come to understand that one never can be sure what is going on in the mind of a khon Thai, the land of smiles looks like it is getting back to smiling and it’s way of mai pen rai.  At least if… more…

blue christmas ::

I thought a lot about Elvis on Christmas this year.  Drinking pina coladas by the poolside, the king’s voice played on repeat in my head…. “I’ll have a blue Chistmas without you….” Although I’m not sure Elvis and I were thinking about the same shade of blue in relation to the holiday, I did have… more…