It’s been more than 7 years since I was on an overnight bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. At the time, I wrote about how my life was in the hands of yet another bus driver. What I didn’t know was that I was developing a bad throat infection at the time. (Probably strep throat, Read Post
Points of View
Our impressions of the world around us, from random musings to articles that stray from black and white advice.
Although Tara and Mike love travel, there are still many (ok, maybe more than a hundred) countries that we haven’t been to yet, including North Korea. However, Mike’s brother Thomas not only made it there once, but had such a memorable experience that he went back a second time. Thomas seems to take gleeful pleasure Read Post
When Mike and I were on our RTW trip in 2012 — in Tanzania, to be exact — I received a message on Facebook asking, “I was curious to learn how you manage to travel so much… My wife and I are getting tired of “the grind” ourselves.” This came from an acquaintance back home Read Post
While we were on the road, I kept a detailed spreadsheet of expenditures, and since the habit of keeping track of every cent spent became ingrained in me after 14 months, I continued the same when we returned to the States. So I have years of data packed into Excel just waiting to be shared Read Post
Welcome to our series called Friday Chewable: Food for Thought. Once per month we post a new topic to open your mind, challenge your ideas or just give you something to think about over the weekend. This installment of Food for Thought will give you a deeper look into the Couchsurfing community through a Q&A Read Post