Strange food they really eat in Lao

Strange Food: What do they REALLY eat in Lao?

The top 10 weird foods they eat in Lao are 1) fertilized duck eggs, 2) barbecued bee larvae, 3) goat blood salads, 4) fried crickets, 5) raw...
What to Expect at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

What to Expect at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

The surreal rock structures of Phu Phra Bat haunt the jungle. This mountainous area of Thailand near both Nong Khai and Udon Thani has...
Every traveler who's shat themselves

To Every Traveler Who’s Shat Themselves

Here's to every traveler who has shat themselves pursing world exploration. Our magnificent planet called, and despite the gastronomic hazards, they got on that...
Eating Costa Rica featured image - our yard

Eating Costa Rica – What We Ate From Our Yard

Costa Rica's mild, humid climate makes ideal for growing fruits, tropical plants, rice, corn, and coffee (of course). We lived in Sierpe for 3...
Making chocolate from pods title image

Failing to Make Chocolate from Cocoa Pods in Costa Rica

When life gives you cocoa pods, make chocolate. At least that was the idea. During our three month house sit in Costa Rica we stayed...
Finca 6 UNESCO site - Sierpe Spheres Museum

Introducing Finca 6 UNESCO Site – the Sierpe Spheres Museum

Outside the town of Sierpe in Costa Rica, a group of mysterious stone spheres were discovered when the United Fruit Company cleared the area...
Living in Sierpe Costa Rica

Non-Tourist Guide to Living in Sierpe, Costa Rica

So you're planning on living in Sierpe, Costa Rica for a while. Let me guess, you can't find much information about the place on...
Being a Writer for House Sitters

Being a Writer can be Problematic for House Sitters

I'm used to zooming past border officials as I travel between countries. I basically get a free pass once they see my occupation is...
Raw but Ready Worst Experiences

Raw but Ready: My 11 Worst Travel Experiences

I left Canada for the first time 10 years ago. Like many new graduates interested in traveling I went to Asia and taught English as...
A terrible traveler reads her guidebook upside down in shock

Confession: I’m the Worst Traveler – Part 2

When you write about personal growth and travel, you're supposed to be pretty good at traveling, right? Being the worst traveler means losing credibility...