Monthly Archives: March 2012

Settling Into My Adobe Abode

Española, NM – After driving 23 hours over three days I at last arrived at my new home in Española, New Mexico, located in the north central part of the state. It’s a beautiful part of the country. And contrary to the many warnings from friends and others that I would hate living here, I’ve experienced nothing but awe since arriving. That sense of wonder came as a great relief, because the last time I moved to a new city – Philadelphia in June 2008 – I was miserable from the minute I arrived. Of course, a lot had to… Continue Reading

Guest Post: More Than Seeing, Tourism is About Living

Life is tough on Kata Beach, Thailand When you’re an adult, and can travel by yourself, why would you choose to tool around a foreign country on a tour bus? These gargantuan buses seriously intimidate me when I’m driving around Thailand on the little motor scooter my boyfriend and I rented. Maybe I’m a bit biased. Sure the motorbike is risky, as traffic laws here are scarce. But the tour bus just screams, “I am a tourist and I’m uncomfortable in this strange country, so please charge me outrageous prices!” I guess I like being at the ground level. Taking… Continue Reading