The Aftermath of War

Vietnam was always high on my list of places to visit. As far as I can remember, my father had always talked about the Vietnam War. He was drafted just after he and my mother married at the age of twenty and nineteen. They married so young in hopes that my dad wouldn't receive that dreaded … Continue reading The Aftermath of War

Liebster Blogging Award

Recently, Alex and Bellinda from Wanderlust Marriage nominated me for the Liebster Blogging Award. What an honor! These two  have combined their love for solo travel together and are now living life as an amazing nomadic couple. I'm really looking forward to answering their questions and highlighting others' travel blogs. People all over the world are really … Continue reading Liebster Blogging Award

Five of My Favorite Travel Books

As a writer, traveler, and prolific reader, I often consider that I haven't read many "travel books," since I usually don't delve into travel memoirs. Usually, when I go to the travel section of a library or bookstore, I end up thumbing through a Lonely Planet travel guide, or musing through the colorful pictures of … Continue reading Five of My Favorite Travel Books

Weekly Challenge: Some of My Favorite Artists

While normally I write about traveling, write about writing, or even write about writers, for the Daily Post Weekly Challenge I'd like to focus on something that equally fascinates me: art.  Before I ever took a liking to literature, I loved drawing, painting, and expressing myself with colors.  Being an artist was my childhood dream.  … Continue reading Weekly Challenge: Some of My Favorite Artists

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: A Gonzo Kinda Life

I first heard of the expression, "buy the ticket, take the ride" when I read Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test.  At the time, while I tripped along the words, riding along in the Magic Bus with Ken Kesey and his gang of acid-trippin' hippies (including Neal Cassady and Hunter S. Thompson), I had never read anything by Hunter S. Thompson.  … Continue reading Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: A Gonzo Kinda Life