Food, Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Life in Asia

All About the Oleh-Oleh

Several years ago, I took a test to determine my “love language”. It’s not as weird as it sounds. It’s the idea that we all have specific, and sometimes different ways, we best give and receive love. My personal love language is receiving gifts. Now, I know that makes me sound like a materialistic, gold-digging… Continue reading All About the Oleh-Oleh

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

America, Funny & Weird, Life in Asia

#4 Language Learning – Top 15 of 2015

Americans are spoiled blessed to be born as native English speakers. English is the most widely spoken language in the world, and in many nations, serves as a second or trade language. And it’s a quirky language with so many exceptions to the rules. I’m so happy to be an English speaker, but it has… Continue reading #4 Language Learning – Top 15 of 2015

Australia, Funny & Weird

#6 Me and the Koala – Top 15 of 2015

I used to be obsessed with koalas. It was sometime after my Lisa Frank phase and before my full-blown horse phase. Third grade, maybe? I remember writing a report about koalas, and being riveted. I collected photos of koalas from magazines, and checked out so many library books about them [this was pre-internet research, people!].… Continue reading #6 Me and the Koala – Top 15 of 2015

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

Brunei, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Life in Asia

A Detour in Brunei

Brunei is hardly a country I give much thought to. But when we were investigating the best flight routes back to Bangkok from Bali, the Royal Brunei Airlines was top of the list. Bonus, we had an 8 hour layover, which meant exploring a new country would be imminent, especially since the airline provided free… Continue reading A Detour in Brunei

Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Life in Asia

Wedding Crashers

Wedding photos have been a funny experience for me in Asia. Probably one of the funniest moments of my life was when we were asked to be part of a couple's wedding photos in China. In our jeans and sweaters, holding bouquets of flowers, we proudly smiled next to the beautiful bride & groom. Surreal… Continue reading Wedding Crashers

Cambodia, Funny & Weird, Life in Asia

Making Some Riel Change!

One the best/worst parts for an American traveling in Cambodia is the currency. Most of the country operates on the US dollar [why, I don’t know…], and everything is listed in the familiar currency. It’s so great not having to do math in my head when I want to know how much a cup of… Continue reading Making Some Riel Change!

Funny & Weird, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Myanmar, Thailand

Adventures in Myanmar with a Monk

Mae Sai, Thailand, is normally just a day trip for most people, the border town that you pass through to renew your visa. But we spent a week in this great little city with some friends. Mae Sai has so much to offer it’s sad that it gets skipped over for the sake of a… Continue reading Adventures in Myanmar with a Monk