Today I’ll be speaking at a bar in San Francisco about the history of speakeasies and the origins of several drinking and alcohol-related expressions. Here’s a sneak peak. … Read More Bottoms Up! The Origins of 5 Popular Drinking Idioms and Expressions
Want to become a travel writer? Here are a few tips to get you started.… Read More 9 Tips for Becoming a Paid Travel Writer
A lot of travel bloggers advocate “quitting your job to travel the world”, and while that’s all fine and well if you have the means to do so, it isn’t necessary. You can live a life of travel and still keep your day job. Here’s how I did it.… Read More How I Traveled to 40 Countries in 10 Years Without Quitting My Job
Scroll through a travel blog or two and you’re bound to find at least one article coaxing or demanding you “ditch’ or “escape’, or even f*ck (in the words of one blogger) your cubicle and travel the world. While that may seem like harsh language for a three-walled inanimate structure, anti-cubicleism has become a… Read More In Defense of the Cubicle: It Ain’t THAT Bad. Really!
A piece I wrote for the Tripbase travel blog was published today (yippee!). It’s entitled “14 Travel Traditions I wish they’d bring back”, which I was inspired to write after brainstorming a similar list for a client on storify.com (a great publishing tool for aspiring writers, by the way) called “14 forgotten items and customs… Read More What Travel Tradition Do You Want to See Make a Comeback?
The photo above, taken in Amsterdam, is courtesy of K@a. I’m going to start taking Spanish and / or German classes at the community college soon. Spanish, because it’s a useful language to know and German, because although it’s not useful, I spent 10 years and thousands of dollars studying it, so I might as… Read More 9 Quotes about Struggling to Learn a Foreign Language
Source: abduzeedo.com via Michael on Pinterest Yep! Taken by the Wind now has a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/takenbythewindblog I know…took her long enough, right? Facebook’s existed for nearly a decade and this blog waited until NOW to sign herself up? Please be nice to her. Taken by the Wind is modest and felt that creating… Read More Announcement! Taken by the Wind…wait for it…is now finally…wait for it…ON FACEBOOK!
10 Ways to Make Your Instagram Photos Pop! – Gala Darling’s fashion blog has some pretty awesome photos. It’s worth checking out for that alone. Plus she offers some good tips on how to create a successful blog. What if Mark Zuckerberg sold his share of Facebook? Dude. I so want to own a private island.… Read More Travelogged:This Week’s Top Pics and Posts for Travel Addicts
This is a quick post to let you all know that I’ve gotten a full-time writing job! I’m now blogging and social media-ing full-time at an online marketing company (SEO) here in Las Vegas. While it’s been awesome to take a break from teaching ESL and do what I love (writing, duh) it’s also meant… Read More I got a full-time writing job! Yep, this part-time blogger has gone pro!
I recently wrote a post for one of my favorite travel blogs, Tripbase. Check it! 15 Things I’ve Learned from 10 Years of Living and Traveling Abroad What do you think? Got anything to add to the list? Tweet