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San Juan Islands. I did not even know Washington State had islands until last summer and now I have been living on one for the past three months.  The ferry stops at Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw (occasionally). There are many other smaller islands as well. I am doing a three month work exchange [...]

“She Is Everything”

The title of this post is a quote from Marva Jones of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. While reflecting upon how to capture Mother Earth Day in a few words, an idea blossomed, "She Is Everything." Short, sweet, and so true. Thank you for these words of wisdom. Mother Nature is an astounding feat. [...]

-This is an excerpt from an untitled story I am writing about an epic train ride I survived last December through Northern Myanmar. Enjoy.   December 2014           … I walked the station platform and immediately noticed another lone Westerner. I made sure he was in the right spot and soon discovered my companion for the [...]

Classic Lao

November 2014 The pure, authentic, Asian culture I was craving, I found in Laos. With its best attractions being the vibrant scenery and rural life that exist throughout the country, it is the perfect destination to laze the day away. Laos is an ideal relaxation vacation to string up a hammock, grab a cold drink, [...]