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a journey.

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 [...]

Beautiful sunset

I can’t believe another winter is here! It’s freezing in Illinois right now. Things have been pretty busy lately with Thanksgiving and the holidays fast approaching. I’m adjusting to life as a married woman … it is pretty enjoyable and indeed an adventure, though I was missing Taiwan again a little the past few days. [...]

Many people around the world dream of traveling. There are those of us who believe the best time to travel is right after one graduates college (which I completely disagree with) and those of us who believe one’s love affair with travel is a life-long relationship, continuing well into the twilight years of our lives. [...]

mooseready

So it’s been a little over two weeks now since I tied the knot and I have to say, it was quite a whirlwind. I’m happy to be married, although the future is so uncertain right now. My work plans are up in the air and I’m trying to find another writing position as I [...]

weddingbells

Until I become Rhonda Anderson. Though I’ll be using my last name for writing (Rhonda Mix), it’s going to be a little strange to have my identity changed in this way.  However, I’m welcoming the change — like most adventures in my life thus far — with open arms. Steve and I recently celebrated our [...]

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Thailand: 4 Months as a Backpacker on the Go

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

The darker sides of 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

Don’t date a girl who travels, marry her!

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. [...]

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