Updated on January 7, 2019
Interested in a nice little game of Wikipedia worm-hole? Google the “Ohuican Chaneque”. According to Mexican folklore dating back to the Aztecs, these are little gremlin-like beings that guard nature and try to scare the souls out of intruders. Or they’ll eat them. (Like all good folklore, the myth varies.) I don’t believe in ghosts and gremlins and I don’t even believe in luck, but I thought this would make a nice little intro for my account of a road trip from Monterrey to Mexico City which was uncharacteristically riddled with bad personal “luck”.
Updated on May 3, 2017
When Drew and I were nomads, we would frequently check if Uber was available in our destination before we arrived. We were delighted when more and more cities got Uber, and we had to deal with taxi-haggling less… Read More
Posted on February 20, 2017
South East Asia has some extremely beginner-friendly travel destinations. For instance, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Cambodia all essentially have visas on arrival for US citizens, (or e-visas). Not to mention tourist infrastructures that are fairly easy… Read More
Updated on September 8, 2016
As a graphic designer, I feel embarrassed that my blog has had a very mediocre design for the last years. To be honest, it’s kind of like the interior designer whose house is a clutter of unintentional and… Read More
Updated on September 4, 2016
In my pre-travel-is-free days, my flight routine used to include lots of pensive journaling as I looked out onto a cloud landscape and listened to my favorite iPod playlist. Those were the days when I actually used to own music…
Over the last five years, the frequency with which I purchase music has gone down to almost zero. (With the exception of my twin sister’s brand new album of course.) I don’t even pirate music anymore. I haven’t had a functioning iPod in years.
This is of course because the plethora of music streaming options now available make it so easy to listen to music without owning it.
But music streaming isn’t as impressive once you leave the US. When we first started traveling nomadically, there was a bit of a learning curve in finding which music services worked and where. Click to keep reading…
Updated on September 4, 2016
Recently I did a tally of all the countries Drew and I have visited together, and which countries we’ve spent the most amount of time in. I think Drew has some ideas on how to analyze this information in interesting ways, but until that happens, the project has unearthed some interesting thoughts of my own, particularly as I compare my experiences as a nomad with Drew to my pre-Drew travels living, studying, and working in Northern Ireland.
I’m looking at this as a sort of comparison between living internationally as a nomad and living internationally as an “expat”, (or rather, like an expat, since my experiences were in the study-abroad context). The real comparison is between living an international but stationary life, and living an international but nomadic life. Click to keep reading…