Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait

In 2016, I went on an incredible trip for my 30th birthday, and I learned a valuable lesson about trusting people.  My trip started out from Qatar to Oman and from Oman I made one stop off in Kuwait before going to Egypt.  Many people asked me why I bothered to go to Kuwait and I can understand why. It’s not what you’d call a … Continue reading Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait

Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!

The most fun I’ve had so far with this bus project was picking out the furniture and the decor. Though my standard of living is lower than most, I do need my space to be clean, tidy, functional, and cute, of course. I recently had a “bus-warming” party with my family and they helped me set up my furnishings and closet, and this is what … Continue reading Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!

Preparing for Burning Man!

Pictured above are some of the people I’ll be joining for Burning Man. In less than a month I get to experience several firsts.  I’m going to Burning Man for the first time (which has earned me the nickname “burgin” by my travel mates). I’m also driving across the country by myself for the first time in a yellow school bus I’ve converted (mostly) into … Continue reading Preparing for Burning Man!

Living in a Bus Step 9: Internet, Security, and Other Details.

I officially have a date to move into my bus! But before I can start moving in the furniture, I had a few last minute details to take care of: Air Conditioning: So my brother and I made a redneck air conditioner out of of pickle bucket, fan, and frozen gallon of water. But I didn’t have a lot of luck with it. I got … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 9: Internet, Security, and Other Details.

Living in a Bus Step 7: Insulation and Walls

I’ve passed the halfway done hurdle and I’m trucking along! The next step in my project is the insulation and the walls. Here’s what I’ve accomplished: I added some reflective insulation to the walls by taping it into place. There’s gaps because I’m not terribly exact in my measurements. I mentioned this type of insulation on a Reddit thread and a lot of people said … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 7: Insulation and Walls

Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir

I’ve been to a little over 20 countries now, but the longest, most intense, most exciting trip I’ve taken so far would have to be my trip to India in the summer of 2015. My travel buddies were fellow expats teaching in Saudi Arabia: 2 Americans and 1 Canadian. The plan was to spend 3 weeks hiking in Kashmir with a licensed tour guide and … Continue reading Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir

Day 48: Reminiscing about My Traveling Days (Qatar)

I wonder when we’ll be able to travel again. Sometimes it feels like this lock down is going to last forever, but I keep trying to remind myself this is all temporary. It’s been a long time since my trip to Qatar, but it’s still fresh in my mind as a beautiful getaway in the Middle East.  Despite the current political turmoil, Qatar continues to … Continue reading Day 48: Reminiscing about My Traveling Days (Qatar)

HALFWAY DONE!!! My Bus Conversion Adventure

So I’m about halfway done with my bus conversion process and boy has it been an adventure! Here’s a breakdown of the steps I’ve finished, the money I’ve spent, and what I have left to do! The steps I’ve finished: Step 1: Planning and Research So I started out this adventure with some basic research. I got a lot of flak from people for not … Continue reading HALFWAY DONE!!! My Bus Conversion Adventure