• Best Cafes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

    I’ve spent a lot of time in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam; during my weeks exploring this part of the city, I’ve spent a lot of time and money drinking an unnecessary and possibly even dangerous amount of coffee. Ok, maybe not dangerous –…

  • Doing What I’m Supposed to Be Doing

    As most of you know, I’m back in the motorbike honking, coffee capital, and street food Mecca that is Vietnam. I’ve started out in Hoi An because I wanted some time by the beach and I needed to see my favorite tailor, Sewing Bee, for…

  • Bare Necessities & Kindness in Myanmar

    As I travel from country to country, catching hard glimpses into the lives of others, I’m set against myself as I think about how hard people work on a daily basis, as well as how much I have and how little everyone else needs in…

  • Waterside Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A resort? In… Chiang Mai? Yes, you read that correctly! An hour north of the city center of Chiang Mai sits a small, privately owned resort with a swimming pool and rooms that run for hundreds of dollars a night; it’s the perfect getaway for…

  • The Power of Nature

    Maybe it was the end of a nearly two-week viral infection that had taken over my mind and body; maybe it was because my throat didn’t hurt anymore and I could swallow without my ears popping. But I like to think it was purely just…