How Dancing Could Save the World

I am convinced that musicians have secret powers, especially the sneaky cover bands that jam to all your favorite songs. They may seem laid back and casual, but they are diligently weaving a web of united strangers. You have to get there early to really see the magic progress throughout the night. Around 8 o’clock, … Continue reading How Dancing Could Save the World

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What No One Tells You About Traveling

Traveling tends to be romanticized, especially in our present time when social media only beckons the ‘good stuff.’ There’s a misconception that it’s always carefreeness, always wide-toothed grinning, always the act of finding yourself and the answers to life in a light and peaceful way. Although those are huge components, there’s an unpopular truth that … Continue reading What No One Tells You About Traveling

To Drink the Rum, or not to Drink the Rum, That is the Question

The hostel was having a mixer that night. We had seen the signs advertising happy hour and the first free rum and coke offered, and toyed with the idea of ‘stopping by’ after dinner. Already the young backpackers lounging in the lobby, all looking sun kissed and like they had been places, had more of … Continue reading To Drink the Rum, or not to Drink the Rum, That is the Question

Update from a Sleeper Train (1st week in Southeast Asia)

We just embarked on our 14-hour overnight train ride from Ninh Binh, Vietnam, to Hoi An. From the mountains to the coast, you could say. It’s a bumpy ride, there’s a baby screaming under us (Lindsey and I have the top bunks), and the smell coming from the bathroom is indescribable. And no, it’s not … Continue reading Update from a Sleeper Train (1st week in Southeast Asia)