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The Stages of Learning How to Ride a Motorbike in Thailand

The Stages of Learning How to Ride a Motorbike in Thailand
The Stages of Learning How to Ride a Motorbike in Thailand

1. You’re nervous, but excited.

After seeing how driving works in Thailand, your first impression will probably be one of surprise. If you’re anything like me, you will be wondering how the hell you’re ever going to learn how to navigate the craziness that ensues in these streets!

Traffic flows much differently in Thailand than in much of the world! A word of advice – expect the unexpected. Not only are you possibly on the opposite side of the street as normal, but “rules of the road” are rather lacking here. Songtaews, tuk tuks, and motorbikes wanting to enter the roadway often won’t hesitate to pull out in front of you. Though it all may seem daunting at first, it actually opens up a lot of freedom for those of us who choose the biker life! Read the rest of this entry

Starting My Life In Thailand

Starting My Life In Thailand
Starting My Life In Thailand

Hello, adventurers! I’ve been in Thailand since last Friday and I figured I should update you and what’s been going on.

Getting Here:

My trip began with spending a few days in Miami, Florida! I don’t know that I’ve written it on the blog, but I love meeting up with like-minded people through the app Instagram – if you’re on there, check out and add to #instagramfriendsunite! Actually, both places I stayed in Florida were through friends I made through it and I was able to meet some lovely new individuals during this trip.

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Why Moving to Thailand Isn’t Simple Now

Why Moving to Thailand Isn’t Simple Now
Why Moving to Thailand Isn’t Simple Now

Yesterday, just a week after I announced my big move to Thailand, there was a bit of a complication added to my travel planning…

Ever since I returned from living in Switzerland, I have been longing to move abroad again, this time, more permanently. Though I’ve been in the US far longer than I anticipated, it it did give me a chance to meet some amazing people, have some extraordinary experiences, and save up more money! Read the rest of this entry

Learning to Scuba Dive (Part 1)

Learning to Scuba Dive (Part 1)
Learning to Scuba Dive (Part 1)

As you may have read in my previous blog post, I recently got back from spending a blissful two and a half weeks in Florida! Though my original plan was to just go for a long weekend and get certified to scuba dive, I ended up extending my trip. (If you’re curious about how that came about, click here to travel back in time and read about it!)

I’ve been in Ohio for the past few months and decided I may as well get certified, before I head off on my next adventure. After calling Captain Rick’s Dive Shop, I found out I could get my instruction done in no time at all and then a group was taking a trip to Florida, for the open-water portion. I jumped on board (there’s a puns somewhere in there, ha) and began the process. Before long, I was on a plane, heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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An Unexpected Floridian Adventure

An Unexpected Floridian Adventure
An Unexpected Floridian Adventure

Hey, all! I just got back from spending two and a half weeks in Florida. Though I had planned to be in Fort Lauderdale for a long weekend of scuba diving, the rest of the adventure was quite unexpected…

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