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NayPyiDaw’s Great Highway

I hate isolation.  The thought of it makes me ill.  Don’t get me wrong, I like my “me” time and even consider myself introverted.  But the idea of fencing myself...

Hoi An Cooking Class

Lessons Learned in Vietnam

First Impressions If you’ve been in contact with me over the past few weeks, it would come to no surprise that my first impressions of Vietnam were mixed at best....

Filipino People

The Philippines Greatest Resource

I’m sitting at a Deus Ex Machina in the Harajuku neighborhood in Tokyo… I’m literally freezing.  It was snowing when I arrived in Tokyo two days ago and the frigidness...

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kyoto Nightlife

Seeking debauchery in a city of spirituality, Kyoto It goes by many names.  Girls weekend, ocean getaway, getting off the grid… or in this case, a boys trip.  We often...



My mantra to help me achieve my sabbatical goals I was born and raised in Seattle, WA.  Reside in Santa Monica, CA.  And the world is my playground. I’ve worked...