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I’ve been published! “Why I don’t want Portland to turn into San Francisco”

By | 2016-06-27T18:23:24+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hey everyone, check out my latest article, published in Portland's Willamette Week! I'm so excited to get the ball rolling doing some freelance work, as its been a life dream of mine. Check it out! http://www.wweek.com/culture/2016/06/24/im-from-portland-but-i-live-in-the-bay-now-please-dont-let-portland-change/

The downside of unemployment

By | 2016-06-15T21:49:37+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Day in the Life, Unemployment|

It's been over three months since I was laid-off from KGO Radio, and over time, like the stages of grief, my feelings toward unemployment have changed. At first, I was shocked, elated, free, thrilled to take a break from the daily grind and reclaim my life. Then, I went to Thailand, and experienced a new culture, new [...]

Koh Samui: Land of Plenty

By | 2016-06-01T15:10:37+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: Thailand|

I just finished a massage on beautiful Lamai Beach in Ko Samui, Thailand, and couldn't be happier. My two friends and I laid on colorful mats on a platform near the beach, listening to the rise and fall of the surf as three Thai women dug deep into our muscles and stretched our backs and legs. [...]

Koh Tao: Ex-Pat Island

By | 2016-05-29T01:21:07+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Categories: Thailand|

When our triple-level high speed catamaran first docked on Koh Taoh, a tiny island in the Gulf of Thailand, I thought for a moment we'd finally arrived at "real Thailand." After days of luxurious swimming pools and gardens at a 5-star resort, I was ready to get down to business and experience this country as a [...]

Scuba: The unnatural magic of breathing underwater

By | 2016-05-25T02:12:19+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Thailand|

The first time I tried scuba diving off the beaches of Koh Tao, Thailand, I hated it. Bubbles swarmed my mask as I breathed in and out, going hand by hand down the slimy mooring line which stuck into a rock far below. My instructor Emma, from Sairee Cottage Diving, which I have to say she and [...]

Paradise Found, On the Cheap

By | 2016-05-18T00:45:53+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Categories: Budget Travel, Thailand|

I woke up this morning to the sound of tropical birds singing from the bright green tangle of tropical trees outside my window at the Marriot Phuket Beach Resort. It's paradise here, the trees verdant and lush, paths turning among the twisted trunks of trees and manicured grasses. Even the air feels alive here, thick and [...]

Divorcing Stuff: My Journey to a Clutter-Free Life

By | 2016-05-02T15:17:20+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Day in the Life, Sailing|

One thing about moving from a houseboat into a sailboat is that there isn't any room for Stuff. No huge closets, no chest of drawers, no place to display knicknacks or photos, no cabinets in which to stuff endless kitchen supplies. In fact, anything sitting "out" would get thrown around the cabin during a battle with [...]

String Theory: What’s Next After the Layoff

By | 2016-04-18T18:53:34+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Budget Travel|Tags: , , , |

When I got laid off from my job as a news reporter at KGO Radio over two weeks ago, I started immediately thinking about my expenses. There was no way I could afford a room on a houseboat and membership at a fancy gym on my unemployment wages, which would equal a meager $1800 per month. [...]