Trip Planning

How I pack my backpack for an extended trip

This entry is part 5 of 5 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 5 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 5 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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Bangkok

The month before my Thailand trip

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Maiden Voyage

2018 has been a pretty wild year for me so far, filled with many ups and downs. I’ve had personal struggles, made beautiful memories, and would choose to do it all over again. With the Thailand trip coming up in a little over a month, there’s lots to think about in preparation for it. In

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