Weekend Getaway to Galveston, Texas

Sometimes you just need to get away. Get away from the grind of work and your every day mundane life that, after time, seems to suck all the energy right out of you. Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt it. Taking the kids to and from school, after school activities, the office, sitting at a…

Finding Romance in Macedonia, A European American Love Story

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” While working freelance online, I met a few foreigners and made some new friends. During…

Top 20 Best Travel Quotes

I am a fan of all kinds of quotes! I love quotes. They remind me that I am not the first to experience something and those before me just might have some pretty great advice. Quotes can be inspiring or just direct – they make you think and can encourage you do keep on moving…

A Week in Germany

My short one week excursion to Germany was put in place for one reason, to attend W:O:A 2011. With that trip though, I did get to experience a few other places during my travels.

Rockin’ in Waken, W:O:A 2011

Everyone has a little something in them that might surprise others. For me, it’s a head-banging, mosh-pitting, horn-flying metal head. In my teen years, this was not so unbelievable, but today I get the “I would’ve never thought…” Good times.

My Top 16 Best Travel Tips

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

Pilgrimage to Taiwan

I went on a pilgrimage to Taiwan with our home monastery, Buddha Mind Monastery in Oklahoma City. The Pilgrimage began on July 30, 2014 and ended when we arrived back in OKC on August 15, 2014. It was quite a journey, and it did not end after coming home.

Taiwan Through My Eyes

A speech I wrote for my Dharma brothers and sisters back in Oklahoma after my 2014 pilgrimage to Taiwan.