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

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

The Asian Persuasion by Jessica Park

A close friend and colleague, Jessica agreed to answer some questions about her experiences living abroad and how the experience is affected by her heritage. Tell me about your background. My name is Jessica Hanmi Park and I’m a 26 year old Korean-American. I was born in New York and I have lived in California for most of my life. My parents were immigrants and … Continue reading The Asian Persuasion by Jessica Park

A Place Called Home by Pete Iwanowski

There’s a popular quote that says, “home is where the heart is.” If so, my heart must be scattered about several different places. I tend to agree more with the phrase, “home is where the head lays.” It’s simple and just makes more sense to me. For I have the tendency to fall in love with nearly every place I visit or live. As travelers … Continue reading A Place Called Home by Pete Iwanowski

Just Live Abroad. Do It! by Tyler Parsons

Today marks two years since I boarded a plane to Hong Kong- a city where I didn’t know one person, didn’t know the language, and had no idea how to even get around. After an on-and-off 24 months, I still don’t know the language outside of asking girls to marry me and ordering Ice Tea, I still get really lost when in Kowloon, but at … Continue reading Just Live Abroad. Do It! by Tyler Parsons