A Love Note To Pai, Thailand

Pai Thailand Countryside

This post was originally written for Epicure & Culture and is part of their #ProjectLoveNote  series.  Dear Pai, You are truly a curative paradise. Like many others, I battle with the constant ‘need’ to be doing, seeing and accomplishing. I push and push trying to make it to that next big thing and when it doesn’t…
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Returning To Wisconsin

Bangkok Sunset

As I write this I’ve been back home for 2 full days after 13 months of living abroad and traveling. I can only assume the next week or so will bring on a whirlwind of emotions as I settle back into the rhythm of Wisconsin and recount the details of my past year’s adventures to…
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Personal Transformation Through Travel

Road To Transformation

This post was originally written for and published on Epicure & Culture. Travel allows us to get in touch with different sides of ourselves that, for better or for worse, may not show themselves as we go about our usual daily routines. As we become immersed in new cultural experiences and have a personal transformation…
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Reflections On 6 Months Living and Traveling Abroad

It’s officially been six months since I boarded the plane in Chicago’s O’hare Airport to Melbourne, Australia. A mixture of disbelief (that it’s gone so fast) and restlessness (where to next) rush about when I take a second to really let that sink in. As much courage as it initially took to make my journey…
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On Being A Traveling Introvert

The fact that I spent Christmas evening cozily and contently curled up on my couch with my journal and a book appreciating the beauty of the rainfall outside instead of trying to find solace in one of the many orphan (as in not from the country) Christmas parties around Sydney may have been confirmation in…
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My First Month Living In Australia

  It’s been a little over a month now since I’ve arrived in Melbourne, Australia on my work and holiday visa and while not a whole lot has happened that could be categorized as wild and crazy, which is what I imagine people are assuming is going on, I can say without a doubt a…
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