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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

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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A Look Back at 2013

A Look Back at 2013
A Look Back at 2013

Now that twenty-thirteen has officially come to a close, I can look back on it. I ended last year’s review post by saying, “I am so excited to see what 2013 holds and I plan to live it to its fullest!” I am thrilled to say that I have truly fulfilled these words! By far, 2013 was my most adventurous year yet. The year contained way too much awesomeness to cover in one post, but here are the biggest highlights…

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Highlights from Costa Rica

Highlights from Costa Rica
Highlights from Costa Rica

I’ve just returned from sixteen blissful days in Costa Rica. My friend and I met in San Jose and then took a journey to Manuel Antonio, Montezuma, Sámara, Nosara, and Arenal. I kept a record of the highlights of each day and now have added pictures! Read the rest of this entry

The Costa Rica adventure commences

The Costa Rica adventure commences
The Costa Rica adventure commences

Early yesterday morning, I sleepily pulled myself out of bed and boarded a plane for a sporadic trip to Costa Rica.  After the layover in Toronto, the flight lasted about five hours – not bad, considering that’s how long it took me to get to California! Despite having little sleep, my excitement didn’t allow me to rest at all on the plane. Read the rest of this entry