Angkor Wat Revealed [VIDEO]

Angkor Wat is the biggest tourist destination in Cambodia, and one of the most visited religious sites in the entire world. I took a one-day tour of the Angkor grounds, starting with watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat, the...

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Backpacking with a Purpose

When you think of backpacking, you probably picture yourself traipsing around Europe or Southeast Asia, subsisting on street food and cheap beer, taking 16 hour train rides, and sleeping in bunk beds next to strangers from all over...

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My Life in One Pair of Shoes

It all started when I broke my cardinal packing rule, AKA the Noah’s Ark Edict of 2013. In preparing for world travel, I only allowed myself two of everything – two pairs of pants, two t-shirts, two long sleeved shirts, two...

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Sunset at the World Peace Pagoda

I have no idea how to hike to the World Peace Pagoda, AKA "the stupa," so I arrange for a taxi to take me there and bring me back. Sunset is supposed to be the best time to go. The driver picks me up at the Harvest Moon at 4:30pm...

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The Most Beautiful Girl in Nepal

My thoughts turn to the boy from last night, Deepak the Good. I smile sadly as I think I won’t hear from him, and how stupid it was of me to get my hopes up and think he might have actually liked me. I’m too old. Too fat. Too...

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Liebster Madness!

You may have noticed that I have a lot of fake awards and phony testimonials on the homepage of this website. Well, it seems that I’ve been nominated for a real award, and the inner conflict that has resulted has kept me up...

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

He must have a plan, because the motorbike takes a decided left instead of right and we’re racing along the harbor shoreline, the festival music fading slowly in the distance. Up a craggly hill then down again, and we’re...

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Sunrise at Sarangkot

Someone’s alarm goes off and I’m immediately pissed. It's a rare morning when the desire to continue sleeping doesn't overwhelm me completely, dragging me back to bed like a clingy lover who doesn't know when to let go. I...

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