Christmas in China by Dan Mahoney

One of the most difficult aspects of living abroad is not spending holidays at home with family and friends. While spending a “Friendsgiving” with Tsingtao and Chinese delivery pizza can lead to a fun gathering, it does not compare to a proper Thanksgiving dinner. However, I can definitely say that my Christmas in China was one of my most memorable holidays to date. We were … Continue reading Christmas in China by Dan Mahoney

Stoicism in the Face of Death by Katie Landry

After weeks of pleading, I finally had the group convinced that Malaysian Borneo should be our destination of choice. Where else could you see wild orangutans, gibbons, and proboscis monkeys? Borneo’s tourism board should’ve contracted me out, based on the incessantly cheerful, overzealous emails I sent daily in the weeks leading up to the trip, in an attempt to generate excitement among those who were … Continue reading Stoicism in the Face of Death by Katie Landry

Homeless in Hong Kong by Liam Murphy

Travelling the world, you encounter so many different people from all walks of life and I think it really is one of the best parts of travelling. It gives us a fantastic opportunity to learn about people and culture. Last night I had the good fortune to run into a man from Kent, England. Now I have met many people from Kent, of course, but … Continue reading Homeless in Hong Kong by Liam Murphy

Thingyan Your Wang by Liam Murphy

Travelers of South East Asia are likely to find themselves drawn to Myanmar. An up and coming country, Myanmar opened its doors to tourists in the last decade and, despite being a slow starter, is gaining traction with some of the most untouched regions and culturally rich areas to be found in Asia. During the middle of April, the temperatures in Myanmar skyrocket. The average … Continue reading Thingyan Your Wang by Liam Murphy

Hold No Punches in Beijing by Tyler Parsons

 Over the last several years I have had a few issues visiting Beijing, ranging from a hotel accidentally charging my credit card $7,000 and having it shut off, to denying me bank withdrawals because my middle name not being on a slip, to being constantly harassed by prostitutes (that may not sound too bad, but I promise it is). So I should find it no … Continue reading Hold No Punches in Beijing by Tyler Parsons

I Didn’t Leave My Heart, but I Left My Luggage in Ukraine by Tyler Parsons

Life abroad can be an amazing adventure. You meet incredible people with interesting background, try new foods and activities, soak up different cultures, and have lasting memories. However, sometimes you try and move to Odessa, Ukraine in the middle of winter and not knowing a soul there. And when that happens, you leave 5 days later on the first flight out. You can read the … Continue reading I Didn’t Leave My Heart, but I Left My Luggage in Ukraine by Tyler Parsons

Astray in Thailand by Jennifer Jarrell

You cannot escape a visit to Thailand without encountering strays of some kind. Cats, dogs, and even more abundant, the travelling backpackers trying to internalize the unfamiliar. My first visit was exhilarating yet heartbreaking. I am a natural dog lover and most likely a dog in my past life so for me, seeing so many unwanted, unkempt, disheveled stray dogs struck an especially distressful chord … Continue reading Astray in Thailand by Jennifer Jarrell