Learning artesania in Laos…

During a trip to Pátzcuaro, Michoácan over a year ago, we gained a new appreciation and understanding of artesania in Mexico as it relates to textiles at a discussion panel held by Red Cooperativa Tepani, a cooperative of women who believe in fair trade, solidarity and giving new meaning to the work behind artisan textiles….

My Birthday Kayaking down the Semadang River

I ain’t gonna lie. I started my birthday in a pretty shitty mood. It was early, it was hot, my gym shoes and socks were soaked and it was not as easy to navigate through the river as I thought.  Yes, I was a birthday brat y que? Oddly enough my mood lifted after we…

Our first stop – Shanghai

When we arrived in Shanghai, the Lujiazui residential neighborhood became our home for two weeks as we kicked off our aventura. Living like locals in a shared two-bedroom apartment provided a unique experience, forcing us out of our comfort zone quickly. Most of the time, we were the only foreigners in sight as we walked…

Our Climb to the Top – East Tabur Trail

Air pollution is my least favorite thing about any big city. And after almost two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, I was in dire need of some fresh, energizing, green plant produced oxygen. The black exhaust fumes in my face from the buses and motorbikes as well as the cigarette smoke casually blown in my direction…

Mission Crab Omelette – Our visit to Jay Fai Cuisine in Bangkok, Thailand

After appearing on the Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil”, travelers from all over the world have sought out this small, teal green tiled restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. Jay Fai’s delicious food has earned the restaurant one Michelin star. When we saw Jay Fai on the show making her famous crab omelette and looking badass with…

First post thoughts

How does a shy kid from Chicago, uncomfortable in his own skin and consumed by fear end up taking a giant leap towards the unknown at 32? I never imagined I’d leave behind the comforts of my city, neighborhood, family, friends, accounting job and material possessions. But here I am, writing this at a café…