Nine Month Video Montage

March 1, 2014

Hey Friends.. I made a 9 month montage of all my favorite photos I’ve taken thus far since last May. Includes photos from Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. Took me a while to get it all together, I really hope you enjoy it! Early flight tomorrow to Sri Lanka. Moving on from Southeast Asia to South Asia. Very excited.. Wish you all well!

Nine Months…

February 28, 2014

Today marks 9 months since I left America and headed to Asia. Thanks everyone for your support and nice messages over the past 9 months, it makes being so far away much easier. Sri Lanka in under 48 hours!! // Photo of one of my favorite moments.. Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar.


Sri Lanka -> India -> Nepal ?

February 25, 2014

Confirmed.. Flight to Sri Lanka on Sunday and Flight to India on March 26th. Not sure what I am doing heading to Sri Lanka and Southern India during the hottest part of the year but I’ll survive! Extremely excited for this last leg of the trip before Australia. I’ve been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for two weeks now.. I hit a “wall” if you will and needed to rest. I was tired.. Tired of moving, finding a place to stay, finding place to eat, figuring out the transit system, bargaining left and right, having that introductory conversation when you meet backpackers.. Everything that was once exciting about traveling became a burden… BUT I am well rested and READY for the unique experience I know that lays ahead. Sri Lanka will be simple but I know India will push all limits of patience and understanding. Everyone I meet says it takes a while to adjust to India.. Some say they didn’t like it until they reflected on it after leaving.. Others say it takes weeks to adjust.. Few hate it.. But most will pause, smirk and then tell you there’s no place like it on Earth. “There’s India, then there’s the rest of the world”. I am rejuvenated and now have the energy to understand exactly what that means. First things first, 3.5 weeks in Sri Lanka!


I. Found. Mexican. Food.

February 16, 2014

This is happening. First Mexican Restaurant I’ve found in Asia (OK, I’ve been to one other in some Siem Reap, but it doesn’t have the same effect)… I know where I’m eating tomorrow.. And the next day., and the… Also, I got some new glasses. They were very cheap compared to American prices, and they threw in a free eye exam. Not to shabby. Thanks also everyone for the BIRTHDAY WISHES! It’s been nice reading through all 100+ messages from everyone. Definitely brightened up me day, so thank you!


Happy Birthday to Me

February 14, 2014

Spoke to my parents today for roughly two hours on my birthday. Always so good catching up with them.. Needless to say, Debbie, is still as charismatic as ever as she dangles our (rat) dog over my fathers head as he’s trying to speak with me. Love them so much!


Mall Madness

February 13, 2014

Went to Times Square mall today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and got some new glasses. They even threw in a free eye exam for free! I looked at one store and told them I would be back after shopping around.. Then I saw how big the mall was and went back to the first store I stumbled upon. There was even a roller coaster inside.