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Be a Travel MacGyver on the road with these four items!

A Little Creativity… Six Tiny Things Travel MacGyvers Should Pack

Traveling lacks predictability. For a Type A-er like me that causes heart palpitations at random times, but I also love the constant pressure to think on my feet and come up with instant and creative solutions to problems I never anticipated. Sometimes this means just verbal and active solutions, but other times it’s a mad […]

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A Little Vignette…Finding the Cultural Norms in Jordan

Culture shock doesn’t have to be, well shocking, sometimes it’s more of a gentle adjustment. My recent trajectory took me from Thailand, where I lived for several months, to Jordan, a country I had never visited in a region I had also never visited. A read through Jordan’s Wikipedia entry before I left Thailand yielded […]

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chinese steamed dumplings

A Little Foodie Story … How a Vegetarian Survived China

We all but shoved these moist mounds of joy into our mouths. I couldn’t help but think, “Where have these fat round dumplings been all of my life? How have I not had this concoction of vegetable greens, onions, and seasoning exploding over my taste buds until this very moment?” That was a good day. […]

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A Little Story Time…The Universe Kicked Me Hard

Last week I was complacent. I like my brief expat life here in Chiang Mai. It’s been comfortable, a good social life with the other expats, and it’s been easy more than anything else. I know where I’m going to sleep every night. I know enough Thai that the my vegetarian foodie worries in new […]

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glass of milk in laos

A Little Travel Memory … Please Sir, I Want Some More

As is the norm in North America and Europe, I drink milk.  In fact, my dad is the poster parent for the National Dairy Council because I drank at least two glasses a day well into my twenties. Then I went to Southeast Asia. And stopped drinking milk. Outside of Western countries, dairy consumption often drops down […]

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A Little Debacle…How NOT to Do a Visa Run

I’m not exactly sure why I was so woefully under-prepared for my seemingly easy visa run to Malaysia last week, but let’s chalk it up to sheer laziness and a touch of travel arrogance. Thailand gives visitors from the United States (among other nationalities) an easy 30 days on-arrival visa if you enter the country […]

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