If you've stuck with me long enough to make it to the final installment of this series, my hat is off to you. I truly hope you can find a better way to fill your time now that this journey is over. When our group separated back in Budapest, Seth, Jared and I continued onward … Continue reading I Visit One of the Most Romantic Places in Europe…Alone – Part V
I’ve always loved doing impressions and accents. This trip has provided an excellent opportunity for improving the way I verbosely exaggerate the accents of other countries and come off as the dumb American who’s just trying to fit in: “BOUNJOUR! WHEH IS ‘ARRY POTTER?! FISH AND CHIPS! MERCI’!” Which makes me wonder if people across … Continue reading The Mission Impossible Tour: Vienna and Budapest – Part IV
Before I visited Paris, I had always seen it portrayed as either dark and gritty like in The Bourne Identity, Taken, and The Da Vinci Code, or romanticized and sunny like in Midnight in Paris, various romantic comedies, and every movie about rats who love to cook. To determine which setting I would be experiencing, … Continue reading Paris: Romantic Comedy or Gritty Action film – Part III
One year later, I’m nearing the completion of my academic education after 20 years. Most people would likely want to finish strong and power to the end – I was still spending class time looking for good deals on airline tickets. However, after months of dedication, my efforts paid off! I may not be able … Continue reading From Boston to London – Part II
In 2016, I had made plans to go to Italy with a few friends after finishing my first semester of graduate school. Traditionally, I have been a primary "organizer" of trips when it comes to logistics. I want to make sure we have good places to stay, we are familiar with getting around upon arrival, … Continue reading The Worst Vacation I Never Took – Part 1
If in your future are exotic locations, Such as Cancun or Mexico, assuming existing US relations. Unlimited food, tasting mediocre at best, That’ll send you straight to the toilet if it hasn’t been blessed. A week away from your children at home, Or bring them along and allow them to roam. Does any of this … Continue reading Is a Cruise for You?
It’s amazing how often we spend pining after things we don’t have. We often fail to remember the things we have already been given, and continue to enjoy. For three weeks, I spent my time with a group of students volunteering for CharityVision, a nonprofit organization with a focus on empowering local physicians in the … Continue reading Seeing Something Better in the Philippines
I don’t consider myself to be a real expatriate. I love America too much to defect. My time is also quite a bit shorter than other expats here in the Philippines. However, for the past week-and-a-half, I have resided in the thick of Manila, a bustling metropolis of 6.5 million people, and gone about my … Continue reading Life as an Expat