Category: Travel Diaries
Melancholy Musings from Mexico
In this moment, I am sitting at Sarajevo Cafe Jardin in San Cristobal de las Casas in the Chiapas region of Mexico. ‘A Sunday Kind of Love’ by Etta James plays through the speakers. Yesterday, in an attempt to join my hostel friends for a Temascal (Mexican sauna), I missed the timing and ended up…
365 Days on the Road: Reflections
𝟑𝟔𝟓 𝐃𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐀𝐆𝐎, I was a little drunk on champagne as my flight to Bangkok took off, just as NYC decided to declare a state of emergency. As I woke up this morning in the magical town of Tepoztlan, Mexico, I recounted what I experienced that fateful day exactly one year ago. I woke up…
Gestation of Nine Months in Thailand
I am now laying belly down on the bed of my rented apartment on the island of Koh Samui, spending a few days here decompressing from Crystal Island before I head to Bangkok for two days to do some shopping and relax into city life and then moving onwards to Mexico. I sit here revising…
6 Lessons I’ve Learned About Myself (and the World) During Solo Travel So Far
My first solo travel adventure turned destination quarantine in Thailand has led and is still leading to many adventures and lessons learned. Beyond the usual lessons of ‘what/what not to bring’, ‘how to prepare for long term solo travel’, and destination guides, there have been invaluable things I’ve learned about myself and, in turn, the…
Quarantined Abroad During Coronavirus: Absence of Time in Paradise
Currently in ‘destination quarantine’, living in a bungalow on Thailand’s second largest island. Some of the other travelers I’ve met on the road have taken one of two options: return home or stay here in paradise. My choice was easy – ride it out.
Travel Diary: First Day, First Solo Trip | C U L8R NYC
I remember the first flight I ever took alone: freshly 19, working a minimum wage job and purchased a ‘Name Your Own Price’ ticket off an online site headed out to the Wild Wild West Coast – California.