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Notes on Diving and Fear:

Dive, diving, diver

I am not a fish. I was born in May under the sign of the bull, Taurus. I like to hike with my two feet firmly rooted to Mother Earth. Diving does not come naturally to me. If you had asked me only a few short years ago i…CONTINUE READING

Beyond Bali:


I know I have been a bad blogger lately and have not posted anything since Battambang, Cambodia. Since then I have finished my trip to Cambodia, started and finished (early) my trip to Vietnam, traveled and rented a vill…CONTINUE READING

Siem Reap – The City that Temples Built:


Siem Reap – A city built up around the ancient temples of Angkor Wat for the vast sea of tourist flowing in and out, with it’s hawking of wares, tuk tuks, massage, tourist scams and of course, a pub stree…CONTINUE READING

Bada-Bing! Bada-Boom! Battambang!:


I wrote this post while sitting in a slow boat on my way to Siem Reap from Battambang. I got some funny looks from the other tourists around me for having my computer out but since the slow boat ride lasts for about seve…CONTINUE READING

Sihanoukville – Backpacker Heaven… Maybe:


Depends on what kind of backpacker you are… I was sad to leave Bacoma behind and travel to Siahnoukville. I had been told that it is the touristy area of the coast in Cambodia but was also assured that it was worth a vis…CONTINUE READING

Kampot – Salt, Pepper and The Central Market:


When figuring out where to stay on the Southern Coast we had the choice between the ocean side town of Kep or the river side town of Kampot. In the end we decided that Kep was more towards our liking and decided to just …CONTINUE READING

A Day in Nature – Kep National Park:


Most people come to Kep for the crab and the beach. I came to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Kep has it’s own National Park that circumnavigates the mountain top around the peninsula – about 50 square kilometers.  It was…CONTINUE READING

Bacoma Guesthouse – A Slice of Heaven in Kep, Cambodia:


The highlight of Kep was our accommodations at Bacoma (BAnana, COconut and Mango). It is a beautiful hideaway that is well maintained, clean and very peaceful and no wonder why it has a five star Tripadvisor rating. I ha…CONTINUE READING

OMG! We are in Cambodia!:


Wow! Cambodia. Of all the places in the world to be, we are in Cambodia. Every time I go to a new country I have this feeling that comes over me that can only be explained as complete awe of where I am and what I am doin…CONTINUE READING

Singapore – A Melting Pot of Wonderfulness!:


Today I am sitting on my bed in my hostel room in Cambodia, taking stock of the last week and organizing myself for the next leg of my travels. It’s hard to believe that it hasn’t even been a week since I left Kwajalein …CONTINUE READING

A Day in the Life on Kwajalein:


What a full day today it has been. It started out with sadness and ended with bliss. I’ve been up and I’ve been down and I’ve shared moments I will cherish with friends and clients. First, I wake up, late as usual. I’m r…CONTINUE READING

Kwajalein – An Overview:


I have officially been on the island of Kwajalein for just over a month now and this is my first post about it. Why? I can’t really say for sure. I’m working full-time and enjoying my time off which doesn’t leave a lot…CONTINUE READING

Pack for Long-term Travel:


Packing can be a daunting task and figuring out ahead of time what you may or may not need for several months of travel can rack your brains. Though I assure you that once you research, see what other people are doing an…CONTINUE READING

Without a Net:


It’s happening! Right now I feel as if life as I know it has been turned upside down and I’m flying through space and time without a net. There are some real changes happening in my life. Changes I have wanted but that a…CONTINUE READING


10/14/00Jack Shipman

K-wa-what? Is that a place? Let’s see if Goggle maps knows where it is. That was what I was thinking late one night sometime at the end of 2014. It’s all sort of vague to me now. I was tired and searching again for some…CONTINUE READING