What happened at Thailand in a week

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

Trying to explore Thailand in a week does not even begin to do the beautiful and diverse country any justice. As I sit at my familiar surroundings and think back at the past ten days, the only thought that crosses my mind is: how do I even begin to sum up everything that I’ve experienced

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How I pack my backpack for an extended trip

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

Traveling with a backpack as opposed to a suitcase is a different experience. When I used to travel with family, we never left with less than 3 suitcases in total. I hated walking around the airports because inadvertently I’d be stuck with rolling the carry-on suitcase. Blimey! When I finally decided to get back into

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Pre-flight preparations for solo travel

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

My dad used to say “don’t wait until you sh*t to find toilet paper”. As crude as that sounds, it was one of the wisest thing he’s ever said to me. I would carry those words with me through my years, and I’ve never found myself without toilet paper, ever. However his advice never quite

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Reflections on the walkabout

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

When I had initially coined the idea of being on a lifelong walkabout, I had a vision that there would be numerous life events that would shape me into someone new. My move to Portland was one of those promising life events. As I draw nearer to the inaugural trip to Thailand, I cannot help

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