Onward and the Revolution

Learning things about yourself is different as you get older. When you're young you are learning these things for the first time, and you embrace is eagerly as if you have finally found the answers you were seeking in some conclusive fashion. It is truly self discovery, you are blazing trails into the unknown and [...]

How to Move Abroad on a Whim (And Not Regret It)

How to Move Abroad on a Whim (And Not Regret It)

There are a lot of variations on the idea that if you sit around waiting for everything to be perfect, or waiting for the right time, or even waiting for Mr. Right, you could wind up waiting forever. Don't get stuck on waiting to move abroad if that's what you really want. The truth is [...]

Five free things to do every day to improve your Spanish.

Five free things to do every day to improve your Spanish.

I moved to Mexico without knowing any functional Spanish at all. Sure, fifteen years ago I took a semester as a freshman in high school...but that wasn't helping me much. Now, as an International Studies major at the University of Alaska, I need to collect a lot of language credits in order to graduate but [...]

On being new to Puerto Vallarta and playing the tour guide.

On being new to Puerto Vallarta and playing the tour guide.

It's always a little odd to move to a new place and start writing about great things to do locally when you know so many others have far more expertise on the topic than you. That being said, sometimes a fresh set of eyes adds a unique perspective and sometimes it is the newness and [...]