Laos Karaoke room with the title "An English-Speaker's Guide to Karaoke in Laos"

An English-Speaker’s Guide to Karaoke in Laos

If there’s one thing living in Laos has taught me it’s that karaoke is popular. And it is fuuuuuuun. Scared? Fear not - even with...
Silhouette of a traveler standing in the ocean gazing out at the sunset

Planning Your Next Vacation is Easy

For months you've worked your butt off to earn it: your vacation. If you aren't excited to tell the world what you've got planned,...
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Eat, Pray, Love – A Book Review for the Skeptical (Presentation)

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert has a huge following. Why is this book so influential? Is it really that great? And what is...
An open-air Laos temple with meditation mats laid out

Explaining Foreigners to Lao People (Part 2)

Ready to learn more about why foreigners (or falang as they're known in Laos) act the weird way they do? Here are 5 more...
Lemur loves her copy of Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The movie's out, and I'm in the "book is better than the movie" thought pool. Since I enjoyed the book, the movie may or...
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...
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...
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...
Beach sunset on Gili Trawangan

Island Living on Gili Trawangan Isn’t Always Paradise

When I arrived on Gili Trawangan (a beachy Indonesian island), everything was exciting and different. But the longer I stayed on Gili T (as...
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...