Bamboo Butterfly

a journey.

I miss coming over to this blog to write. I’ve talked several times about making this blog both about my time spent in Taiwan and also my life now in the U.S. but somehow I haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to exactly link the two … yet. I’ve also mentioned that one day [...]

save the elephants 1

Many people who know me know how passionate I am about elephants. So of course, I had to share this. Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. It is time for the world to wake up and realize how close we are to losing these magnificent creatures forever. Elephants are in trouble here in the [...]

fattening and healthy food

I grew up eating a wide variety of food, though I always have been pretty picky about red meat. My mom always gave us plenty of fresh vegetables and healthy fare along with some more traditional American dishes, but as I grew older and into my twenties, I started eating much larger portions and more [...]

flowers in the sun

I realize I’ve been a little quiet lately but I guess I’m still trying to figure out the direction for this blog now.  I’m definitely going to keep it up and running but I’m thinking about changing things around a bit. I feel like there are so many stories and memories I still haven’t shared [...]

Guest Post by Mark Pitt A backpacker can embark on extraordinary adventures in Thailand, and thousands of people from every corner of the earth succumb to the temptation every year. Whether you enjoy beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, or want to experience one of the countless cultural attractions in Thailand, you will get your money’s worth [...]

typhoon in taiwan

For those of you who have read through this blog, I think it’s quite obvious by now that I’m a little in love with Taiwan. I called the country home for a couple of years and though it by no means makes me an expert on Taiwan, I think I gained a somewhat decent amount [...]

wedding

So I came across a certain article recently. This article, Don’t date a girl who travels, kinda irked me when I read it. I know, I know, I’ve gotten worked up about travel articles before. But I think this one is wrong on a number of levels, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts. [...]

One of the most nerve-wracking things about living in a foreign country or traveling overseas is picking up enough of the language (or miming enough) to not only get out and explore, but also to communicate with the locals. I’ll never forget my first few months in Taiwan, when I only knew a handful of [...]

Not that long ago, I wrote a post about how people could make a living while traveling abroad. While this is one of the questions I’m often asked by people I meet, a lot of people also wonder what I think is one of the most important things every serious travel blogger needs to take [...]

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”   – T.S. Eliot Over the course of the last year, I’ve done a lot of writing, but not nearly enough of what I want to be writing (though sometimes I want to write about so many different things, so [...]

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Taiwan on my mind

I miss coming over to this blog to write. I’ve talked several times about making this blog both about my time spent in Taiwan and also my life now in the U.S. but somehow I haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to exactly link the two … yet. I’ve also mentioned that one day [...]

save the elephants 1

Celebrate World Elephant Day

Many people who know me know how passionate I am about elephants. So of course, I had to share this. Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. It is time for the world to wake up and realize how close we are to losing these magnificent creatures forever. Elephants are in trouble here in the [...]

fattening and healthy food

How have your eating habits changed since living abroad?

I grew up eating a wide variety of food, though I always have been pretty picky about red meat. My mom always gave us plenty of fresh vegetables and healthy fare along with some more traditional American dishes, but as I grew older and into my twenties, I started eating much larger portions and more [...]


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