Planning, Pop Culture, Travel Gear

5 More Podcasts for Long Travel Days

I’m still such a huge fan of podcasts. It’s almost all I listen to while traveling, cleaning, or trying to sleep. That’s why I put together my original blog post, 9 Podcasts for Long Travel Days back in 2017. I’m still following all those podcasts...and more! I recently found a few new [or new seasons]… Continue reading 5 More Podcasts for Long Travel Days

America, Funny & Weird, Planning, Pop Culture, Travel Gear

9 Podcasts for Long Travel Days

I would say that this is the year that I discovered podcasts. I’d listened to one or two over the years, but it wasn’t until 2016/2017 that I became mildly addicted. I blame Serial. This binge-worthy true crime podcast launched in 2014, and since then, I’ve been looking for it’s replacement. I love that podcasts… Continue reading 9 Podcasts for Long Travel Days

Funny & Weird, Pop Culture, Singapore

I’ll Be There For You:: Inside Singapore’s Central Perk Cafe

I’m an 80’s baby and a 90’s teenager. Therefore, some of my most favorite pop culture experiences include boy bands and sitcoms. One TV sitcom in particular loomed large in my teen years and early twenties, and that was FRIENDS. I was too young to see the famed premiere in 1994, but I began to… Continue reading I’ll Be There For You:: Inside Singapore’s Central Perk Cafe

America, Pop Culture

Hamilton: My American Obsession

For me, it began in January 2016. I had seen a few Facebook posts and Internet articles about this Broadway show called Hamilton: An American Musical. I can’t say I remembered much about Alexander Hamilton from history class past the $10 bill and the milk commercial. But the cast album had reached #1 on Billboard's… Continue reading Hamilton: My American Obsession

Books, Pop Culture, Travel Gear

9 Books To Read While Traveling

I love reading while traveling. Nothing passes the time on a long flight or an unending train ride like a good book. I put together a list of books that I’ve enjoyed while traveling this year, and hope you will too! For more book recommendations, check out my book review blog, Around the World in… Continue reading 9 Books To Read While Traveling

Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Pop Culture

JoyFilledWander Snaps

Hey all you snappy SnapChatters out there! I’m giving this SnapChat thing a try! I recently discovered some of the great travel bloggers out there using SnapChat, like Expat Edna, Mark Wiens, and Drew "the Hungry Partier" Binsky. They are rocking it on SnapChat with more stories, photos and videos from the road. SnapChat has become… Continue reading JoyFilledWander Snaps

Books, Funny & Weird, Pop Culture

8 Books That Will Inspire Wanderlust This Summer

Can reading be an addiction? If so, I’m addicted to reading. For multiple years in a row I’ve completed reading challenges of over 50 books a year. Back in 2013 and again now in 2016, I’ve been doing a travel-themed reading challenge called Around the World in 80 Books. As I read books set in… Continue reading 8 Books That Will Inspire Wanderlust This Summer

Books, Planning, Pop Culture

Ready for Adventure | Reading for Adventure

“Books are the carriers of civilization…They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.” Barbara W. Tuchman  I’m a reader and I’m a traveler. I’ve visited 25 countries so far, and countless more in the books I read. I think reading has the ability to transport you… Continue reading Ready for Adventure | Reading for Adventure

America, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Pop Culture

Beauty Around the World

I took this photo in a village in East Bali, and was captured by the beauty of these women. Their smiles, their colorful fabrics, and their obvious closeness. As I’ve traveled through Asia this year, I’ve been struck with the beauty of the women around me.  I've started to examine the idea of beauty I've grown… Continue reading Beauty Around the World

America, Books, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Nepal, Pop Culture

Reading on the Road: My Top 10

For some reason, I read the most while traveling. Maybe it's because I'm not working my 9am - 5pm [or 10pm] job at home, but I just find that I read furiously while traveling. And since I'm traveling so much this year, I ambitiously gave myself a goal for 100 books this year. And I… Continue reading Reading on the Road: My Top 10