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The Great Escape: Month 57 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now that I recently considered axing the series, but I decided to play catch up instead — so brace yourself for a couple of these coming up! Apologies for the delay, but I suppose better is late than never. After a deliciously…

A Warm Bem Vindo to Brazil: Exploring São Paulo’s Vila Mariana thumbnail

I've been hemming and hawing about how to introduce my Brazil coverage -- how to even begin to sum up six weeks of the most roller-coaster like weeks of travel I've ever had! I do promise to get into the deep stuff eventually, but I finally decided to stop procrastinating and start from the beginning, when…

A Year in Paradise: Koh Tao’s Annual Events and Festivals thumbnail

You may have picked up by now that I love any excuse to celebrate, don a costume or pop a bottle of (probably fake, if we're talking Thailand) champagne -- festivals and holidays are my jam! Lucky for me, Koh Tao knows how to party -- it's one of the things I love about this island…

Taking Care of My 3.57lb Best Friend: Tips for Traveling with Your Laptop thumbnail

It's the Gail to my Oprah, the Will to my Grace, the red wine to my Olivia Pope: my laptop is my constant companion. Because I'm earning a living on the go, taking my computer along is non-negotiable. But today, I meet tons of travelers who travel with a laptop out of choice. After all, if…

Scuba-ing Solo? My Review of the PADI Self Reliant Diver Course thumbnail

I miss diving. Long time readers may have noticed that over the last few years I've been logging less and less time underwater. That's not because my interest in diving has waned -- far from it! It's pretty much the same reason that many divers stay dry for too long. Work gets busy, bad weather provides…

Inside My Bag: What To Pack For Two Weeks in the United Kingdom thumbnail

This post was written by me and brought to you by Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals to continue having #AdventuresInMotion. Oops! I did it again. No, not made another Britney Spears reference in what is allegedly a travel blog -- I'd literally never apologize for that -- nope, what I did again was overpack for a trip despite…

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