Stories

[READ] When a Stranger Saves your Butt

A Collaboration: Random Acts of Kindness from a Stranger With everything that’s going on in politics right now, I felt compelled to try to remember the good things in the world. The little things that help you remember what a beautiful
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[READ] Mexico and a Painful Love

  To Mexico, with Love… It’s happening again, I can’t stop this painful love. Every time I think it’s going well, I fuck it up again. It’s been an entire relationship of unhappiness and I can’t understand how it got to this and why I can’t
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10 of the Dumbest Tourists Ever

10 seriously culturally insensitive tourists Since I’ve been working in the News, I keep hearing about all these seriously dumb things tourists are doing while they’re travelling. Something about being overseas seems to lower peoples
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[READ] A Disturbing Train in Tokyo

A Guy Tries to Commit Suicide on my Train in Japan At some point in my travels I’d mentally noted that Japan was said to have an unusually high suicide rate amongst its citizens, especially men. Jumping in front of the bullet trains was so
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[READ] Word Reflections, Ep 1: Creativity

Musings over a single word that has meant something  to me Creative… Creativity… I have a long history with this particular word. A love/hate relationship. From the moment I could pick up a pencil my mother told me I was creative and encouraged
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[READ] Surfing with Lead

What does surfing and two AK-47s have in common? In the quiet backpacker town of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua, Mad Mike was at war with the locals. He was one of those loud-mouth Americans who’d moved to Central America, threw a bunch of cash
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[WATCH] Journey of a Postcard

What happens when a postcard is lost for six years, and then finally hand delivered to its rightful owner? I write this hung over, with a pounding headache and a sore neck. But I am very excited to tell this story, for it is one with substance
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[READ] A Dangerous Drive

The Scariest Motorbike Ride I’ve Ever Experienced Exhausted I alight the bus just outside of Sihanoukville. It had been an extremely long day after riding a van of death from Siem Reap on the opposite end of Cambodia. Tuk tuk drivers were
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[READ] Death Ride in Cambodia

A story about a time I was SURE I would die It was a hot, sticky day in Siem Reap, like every other day. The heat was beginning to get to me. I’d compared prices around the tourist offices and found a ticket for an “express” van that cost little
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[READ] Dear 2015, Screw You

Dear 2015,   There are just a few important things to say, here. I just need to get them off my chest. You have been an integral part of my life for around a year now, but I want you gone… disappear! I’m out. Screw you.   2014 had started
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[READ] A Dingo’s Got my Sister!

This article originally featured on The Poor Explorer Blog. After the case beginning in 1980 when a small child disappeared from a campsite in Central Australia, the line, always said with a thick Australian accent, “A dingo ate my baby!” became
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