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Beasts in monkey clothing

eenBeasts in monkey clothing
Midnight junkies randy
With electric thinking
Decapitated from reality
But dressed so well
In their monkey suits
Trying to be better than the animals… 145 more words


CHINA: Huangshan (黄山)

I just realized that exactly two years ago today I decided to start cataloging our exploits here on Expedition Expat. Happy second birthday! I should probably change the tag line at this point because we are, in fact, preparing to up and move ourselves back to the good ole’ U.S. 2,414 more words

Wine is so Theoretical

What working in the wine trade taught me:

Humility produces an unlimited return and is non zero-sum.

This is why any phrasing which compares or measures humility is so deeply suspicious. 253 more words


A Week in Nairobi, Kenya

I recently wrote about traveling without my son and how to do it guilt-free. Given how much I love traveling with James, I will only leave him behind for a good reason. 846 more words


Thailand, 2013

Thailand, the land of cheap beer; beautiful beaches; a vibrant hospitality industry; exquisite cuisine; muay Thai; and well, the list goes on. Two weeks in this beautiful country was both a phenomenal way to unwind (as well as escape the peak of a brutal Canberra winter in mid-June) and a way of cultivating a sizeable group of enemies from all of the holiday Instagram posts – cocktails and beaches etc.


Smart Monkeys

I would have to look back in my posts to see if Monday is the day on which I am most likely to rely on the thoughts of others rather than my own in writing here. 260 more words