America, Australia, Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning

My Top 2015 Moments of 2015

As New Year’s Eve approaches and 2016 draws near, I finish blogging a series on my top 15 moments of 2015. This has been an incredible year. I can’t think of another year of my life that has been filled with so much accomplishment, first times, victories and significance. I loved writing these posts, creating… Continue reading My Top 2015 Moments of 2015

Food, Life in Asia

#13 Good Eats – Top 15 of 2015

We lucked out. This place has some AMAZING food. While I am a huge fan of Asian food, this statement does not cover every country in Asia. [I’m looking at you, China.] But our country, our island, does Asian food right. Rice is a staple of every meal. White rice, fried rice, coconut rice, yellow… Continue reading #13 Good Eats – Top 15 of 2015

China, Food, Holidays, Life in Asia

Remembering the [Chinese] New Year

This week most of Asia is ringing in the Lunar New Year. Last year, I found myself in China right in the middle of these celebrations. Before China, I thought I had seen fireworks. I thought I had celebrated a new year. I thought it was just another holiday. But I was wrong. In China, the… Continue reading Remembering the [Chinese] New Year

America, Food, Landmarks, Photos & Video

Tampa’s Top 5: Tourist in My Own Town

There's hardly anything I love more than traveling. I love exploring new places and capturing the beauty of the unknown. I love trying new restaurants and discovering local cuisine. I love people watching and observing life. There's nothing like it. For the past few weeks, I've been back in my hometown, staying with my parents,… Continue reading Tampa’s Top 5: Tourist in My Own Town

Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Life in Asia, Thailand

8 Things I Loved in Thailand

Memories, moments, photos and souvenirs. I can make lists of the things I loved in Thailand, but I know I won't forget, because they are part of me now. 8. Mekong River Boat Ride to Laos Up at the Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, as you gaze across into Myanmar & Laos, you can rent… Continue reading 8 Things I Loved in Thailand

America, Food, Life in Asia

An American Girl Once Again

And after 6 months in Asia, I find myself in America once again. It was trip that took so much planning, so much effort & money, and now it's over. It's bittersweet really, we missed our family and friends so very much. But now my heart misses Asia so very much. Sometimes I'll walk into a… Continue reading An American Girl Once Again