Our scooter landlord came and picked up scooty puff yesterday, and I am mourning her loss. Thanks for all the sweet rides, scooty puff. When it rains hard, we lose internet access and sewage bubbles up the pipes, so basically life isn’t worth living right now. I wore a pair of very [...]
Remember when I had a fit about packing and went so far as to document everything I put into my backpack divided by category? Well…the results of that experiment in packing lightly are in, and as I have plenty of data to analyze as I’ve been dressing in the [...]
Time to get down to the dirty business of travel blogging. I’ve been putting this off, because quite frankly, it’s boring, but the internet needs to see my complete packing list. In preparing for this trip to Thailand, I browsed dozens of blogs and lurked on many forums before feeling confident enough to pack my [...]
As of today, the day before we leave, I am no longer calm and confident about this journey.
After freaking out over how little time we have to transfer from our US Airways (operated by United) flight from Fresno to to our Air China flight from LA to Bangkok tomorrow, I decided to carry my [...]
Remember that semi-practical post I wrote about things people buy when doing extensive travel? It was full of useful items like locks and raincoats and other items that practical people fill practical top-loading strappy backpacks with in pursuit of adventures. Practically. I was thinking about buying them.
Well, I may have failed. But not in [...]
1. Browsed the entire group of Occupy Austin photos on Flickr and didn’t stop until I found one of me with my sign. This was a terrible, terrible exercise in narcissism. Do not recommend.
2. Read about half of this enormous XKCD infographic about money.
3. Watched this
According to the internet, I should be purchasing lots of crap to throw in my backpack before traipsing off to the other side of the world. To be honest, I’m completely overwhelmed by the prospect of fitting my life into a backpack. It’s not that I have an overwhelming attachment to my worldly goods–moving my [...]
You know the saying “the hardest part is getting your foot out the door”? Maybe that’s not the absolute correct phrase, but I’m sure you know the sort of cliched motivational phrase indicating that the hardest part of any given task is deciding to do the task or getting started. I’m here to tell you [...]
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