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Planting Rice on the Living Land Farm in Laos

Out of all the foods in the world, rice is one of my least favorite things to eat.  It ranks right up there with fruitcake and SPAM.  I avoid it as much as possible, but in Laos, rice is life.  They eat it breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I figured I might as well make an effort to learn about it.Just because I don't like to eat rice doesn't mean I don't appreciate a good … [Read More]

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The Truth About How I Travel

If you read as many travel blogs as I do, you'll start to see the term "travel burn-out" pop up from time to time.  A year ago, I had no idea what that could … [Read More]

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The Suite Life

On our drive to West Virginia back in September, Mike and I got the bright idea that instead of flying to my parents' house in Michigan for our November visit, we'd drive.  It seemed like a bright idea back then - after all, even with the cost of gas and a … [Read More]

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Looking Ahead to 2014 Travel

Happy New Year and welcome to 2014!  My year is off to a great start and I hope yours is too.For the first time in a long time, I've booked trips a more than a month or two in advance.  My calendar is jam-packed with travel for 2014 and I have my work cut … [Read More]


There’s More to Memphis Than the Blues

I loved learning more about Memphis' music and pop culture, but no matter how much fun I was having, my attention span can only handle so much information about one topic.  Luckily, Memphis had a lot more to offer. For the Love of Music:Booking a Trip … [Read More]

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Travel Resolutions

Along with my personal resolutions for 2012, I have a few travel resolutions I'd like to share.  Let's just hope these make it through the whole year!Earn my experiences: Most of my favorite travel memories are from the ones that took a little effort to … [Read More]