Visiting Jamaica as a Lesbian Couple

Jamaica has a reputation for being one o the most homophobic countries in the world, so before embarking on our mini-vacation we did some research (as we always do) to find out exactly what we might be up against and to decide whether or not to be out as a lesbian couple while exploring this […]

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The Best Hotel Room Ever

I’ve slept in all sorts of accommodations all around the world from 5-star hotels in Morocco and Peru to a home stay with a Mayan family in Guatemala and a Gwi family in Thailand to ocean front bungalows in Belize and the Philippines. As wonderful as these experiences were, they simply can not compare with my most […]

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2014 Year in Review - Featured

Year in Review: 2014

What a year! 2014 was a year of amazing travel including to three new countries and major changes such as relocating across the world as we begin the next chapter of our lives. Let’s look back at this eventful year: Singapore In January, I was lucky enough to travel with Lek Chailert, the founder of […]

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Knife Massage Taipei

Getting a Knife Massage in Taipei

So I was walking back to my hostel in the underground shopping mall at Taipei’s Main Station and just when I was about to climb the stairs at Exit Y13 something curious caught my eye. Were those people really being hit with butcher knives? Seeing my surprise, and perhaps a look of utter horror, a […]

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Unusual Classrooms

Unusual Classrooms

Teaching English as a Second Language lends itself to a nomadic lifestyle, allowing me to combine my love of teaching with my love of traveling. I have taught in four countries including my own, spanning three continents. While usually my classrooms have been the standard desk, chair and white board scenario, my travels have opened […]

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German Holding Cell - Police Sign

How I Ended Up in a German Holding Cell

As soon as I saw them enter the train car I knew I was in trouble. The doors closed, the jerk of the subway starting caused everyone to unanimously jolt forward and then back, and the new passengers announced themselves with “Fahrscheine bitte” (tickets please). Riding Schwarz I had forgotten to renew my monthly pass when […]

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What We Miss About Florida

What We Miss About Florida

Accurately titled the Sunshine State, Florida residents get to brag that their state receives more sunny days than any other state in the Union.  Almost completely surrounded by water, Florida is also known for its pristine beaches and popular theme parks, such as Disney World, Sea World and Busch Gardens, draw tourists from around the […]

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All the Relationships We've Been

All the Relationships We’ve Been

Of course, the title of this post is rather preposterous. The only variance in our relationship has been its natural progression from dating to engaged to married. However, this post highlights the relationships we’ve been through the eyes of others around the globe. Let’s start this roulette wheel of relationships with the most benign assumption: […]

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Windsor Locks Canal Company

What I Miss About Windsor Locks, Connecticut

The tiny town of Windsor Locks never makes anyone’s travel bucket list but I must admit that I feel lucky to have lived there for three years. Spanning only 9.4 sq miles (24.35 km²), the smallest town in Connecticut slowly grows on you and before you know it, it feels like home. It’s the kind […]

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Things I Don't Let Prevent Me From Traveling

Things I Don’t Let Prevent Me From Traveling

My palms sweat, my heart races and my stomach feels like a hot tub with all its jets on. My brain is simultaneously fixated on finding a place where I can safely throw up and holding steadfast against my gag reflex. These feelings seem to come up every time I travel, but I refuse to […]

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What I Miss About Baltimore

What I Miss About Baltimore

Baltimore, the largest city in the state of Maryland, lies on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay of the United States’ east coast. Also known as “Charm City”, Baltimore can be broken up into neighborhoods giving it a small town feel. History enthusiasts will find that Baltimore warrants more time than a quick day trip from Washington […]

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Ligeia with Eleanor Roosevelt

Pass the Baton: Blogger Relay

After being passed the relay baton from travel bloggers Sam & Zab over at Indefinite Adventure, we mulled over their great questions and are ready to pass the torch! First our answers: 1. If you could travel back in time to meet a historical figure, who would it be and why? We would love to […]

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Birthday at Elephant Nature Park

Celebrating My Birthday at Elephant Nature Park

Maybe it has something to do with getting older, but for the past few years, I have had less of a desire for birthday things and rather look forward to having fantastic birthday experiences. Last weekend, I turned 33 and I wanted nothing more than to hang out with my two favorite ladies: Ligeia, of […]

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Kissing and making a wish with a sky lantern

Beating the 7 Year Itch!

In 1955, Marilyn Monroe starred in the movie, The Seven Year Itch, which presented the idea that marriages are doomed at or around the 7th anniversary. This claim is actually supported by census data over the last 60 years, at least in the United States, as most first marriages end in divorce in 8 years. […]

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Berlin coat of arms

What I Miss About Berlin

I lived in Berlin from 2002 to 2005 and during those three years I resided in four neighborhoods including Prenzlauerberg, Kreuzberg, Schoeneberg and Friedrichshain. This was my first time living outside my own country and hence I discovered what I missed and appreciated from “back home”. I currently live in Thailand and I have now […]

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Travel Ode/Owed to My Mother

My curiosity about the world began as a small child and I have my mother to thank for preparing me for my global exploration. By arming me with both practical skills, such as how to read a map, and analytical skills, like how to see the world from a different perspective other than my own, […]

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The bars of the women's prison in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Teaching at a Women’s Prison in Thailand

A young guard greeted me and without smiling (very atypical in Thailand) she allowed me to enter through the door made of painted metal bars and be seated just outside the second of what I later learned would be a series of identical doors. As I silently sat in the plastic chair provided, it suddenly […]

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