I first got in touch with PETE (Providing Education To Everyone) India way back before my departure. While researching different work exchange and volunteer opportunities in India, I stumbled across PETE, a small not-for-profit organization that runs walking tours in Kathputli Colony, Delhi. PETE employs local residents to lead the walking tours, and then uses the […]
Buggy tours are big business in Natal. The area is famous for more than just its beautiful beaches and year around sunshine. In the northeast of Brazil, sand dunes reign ...
Once upon a time, Mia and I spent a month working at a yoga retreat center on the island of Mallorca. And though most of our time was spent washing ...
the post that started it all: a throwback to our (failed) first adventure of working at a yoga retreat center in spain
Today marks the 2 year anniversary of when Mia and I set off from San Francisco with a one-way ticket to Europe. We’d traveled extensively around the continent during our ...
Deciding what to bring on the Camino de Santiago can be extremely difficult. There are a number of factors to consider when creating your packing list. For one, the variation ...
Burma/Myanmar is by and far the most photogenic country I have ever visited. I literally could not put my camera down the entire time we were there. A woman selling fruit? Snapped. 300 temples that looked exactly the same? Snapped. Each and every one. A pair of ugly ass pigeons? Oh, duh. I was unstoppable. […]
I left India early. I know some of you know, most of you probably don’t, but I decided to head back to the U.S. two weeks before originally intended. Part of my decision was practical. For one, money was dwindling and it was more fiscally responsible of me to dip out early. Also, I was […]
In case you didn’t know, cupcakes are kinda a big deal in Washington. Sure, there are a lot of attractions that bring visitors from all over the world to DC. The Capitol Building, the White House, the countless memorials and museums… but many folks are also keen to check out the cupcake scene. (Even though […]
In case you didn’t know, I’m not always traveling. Occasionally I stay in one place for more than 3 months. Occasionally I work. Because, you know, I have to eat and stuff. Every March, I return to the fine (and totally not corrupt) city of Washington, DC where I work as a professional tour guide. Basically, […]
Hi. It’s been a while. I know I made lots of promises in my last post (so long ago) to start writing on the regular. Clearly that didn’t happen. I’m not sure it will. I’ve been feeling weirdly private lately. And by lately I mean for the last 5 months. It’s not that I’ve been […]
Please note that this was written about 6 weeks ago, but a lack of internet access, George Orwell, and laziness delayed me from posting it sooner. I have many more half written blogs that will *hopefully* be posted asap, though slow or nonexistent internet is still pervasive. In the meantime, here are some notes regarding week […]
Huzzah, huzzah, oh happy days! I’m currently sitting in the Portland airport, just 4 (yes, 4) flights away from landing in Kathmandu. (It’s taking some serious self-control not to use 50 exclamation points at the end of every sentence.) This trip is a long time coming. I’ve always wanted to go to India as I’ve […]
If you haven’t heard, I’ve left Washington, DC. Yup, I’m done gone. Packed up my belongings, filed away my tour guide license, and left the big city. For this. Ain’t it pretty? I’m clear across the country in Washington state now, though I’ve been popping over to Idaho relatively often to enjoy the likes of […]
Buggy tours are big business in Natal. The area is famous for more than just its beautiful beaches and year around sunshine. In the northeast of Brazil, sand dunes reign supreme. These salty mounds not only serve as a backdrop to an assortment of secluded beaches and hidden lagoons, but they also provide an endless […]