27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

5 05, 2015

Room to Read Spring Benefit 5/6!

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Los Angeles, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania|Tags: , , , , |

 “If every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.” Room to Read Gala ROOM TO READ's 5th Annual SPRING BENEFIT is happening tomorrow at a Private Estate in Beverly Hills! Last chance to purchase tickets to this fun & charitable fundraising event that goes towards building schools and [...]

22 07, 2009

Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City

By | July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Cambodia, Vietnam|

In one Peace! Since the last post. We met the 4 awesome new friends we met while boating to dinner at our hotel. The BBQ special where you pick your own meat. I got the Squid again, YUMM, and we had a few beers. They were 2 guys from England who were school teachers traveling [...]

20 07, 2009

Sihanoukville Beach, Cambodia

By | July 20th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

It's day 3 at the Beach on Cambodian's most southern tip. The guys want to stay a couple more days here. I'd like to get to Vietnam soon. Gotta keep truckin' along! We thankfully are staying at the best Bungalow hotel/restaurant/bar. Every night they have a special where a lady with a truck full of [...]

19 07, 2009

Conversations over the table #2

By | July 19th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

With Marc ( He mentioned "We decided that if we could take a girl to India and have her survive, Marry her immediately." Those are the exact thoughts of mine! Beyond the lists of "family oriented, funny, hard working, witty, tall, dark, handsome, philosophical, father material, good with your friends..." for my "ideal man".. To [...]

18 07, 2009

Khmer Rouge 1975-1979

By | July 18th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

1975: After taking power the Khmer Rouge leadership renamed the country Democratic Kampuchea. The Khmer Rouge subjected Cambodia to a radical social reform process that was aimed at creating a purely agrarian-based Communist society. The city-dwellers were deported to the countryside, where they were combined with the local population and subjected to forced labor. About [...]

17 07, 2009

Adventures in Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

By | July 17th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

After my post yesterday I went back to volunteer at the school for 3 hours to help with the class. The afternoon class was much smaller, about 6 students. One girl came back and was very eager to learn. During the break, all the kids from the school (120ish) come out to play in the [...]

15 07, 2009

Orphanage School in Siem Reap, Cambodia

By | July 15th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

There were a couple of brochures on Non-profit orgs for poor children & orphans in the area at our guesthouse - Siem Reap. I had written a couple through websites I found.. a few asking for large sums of donation, a few that did not need volunteers right now. I made a all to one [...]

15 07, 2009

Cambodian Children = Adorably Clever.

By | July 15th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

Alex the Frenchie, Chad & I hired a Tuk Tuk to take us around Angkor Wat for the day. Angkor Wat, known as the 8th wonder of the world, is an ancient Khmer empire that stretched out miles around. It is possible to explore all of the complex by foot though renting a bicycle may [...]

14 07, 2009

Alive in Cambodia

By | July 14th, 2009|Categories: Cambodia|

"Alive" has been the theme of my headlines when writing home to parents. But really, That's what came to mind when writing the headline for this particular entry. The last 2 nights after I wrote my last entry, it did rain in so we had to stay another night in Ton Sai, Krabi beach. Beautiful [...]