Why Kids Make the Best Travel Companions

Why Kids Make the Best Travel Companions

I admit, changing diapers on a plane is not fun. On the other hand, is changing diapers ever fun? Dealing with our own bodily functions is stressful enough, I don’t know of anyone who actually likes dealing with those of another human as well. STILL, I can make the case that kids are awesome traveling companions.

The Benefits of Beta Readers

The Benefits of Beta Readers

A beta reader is a test reader, someone to give you feedback on your work before you release it out into the big scary world. Betas act as a small representation of your intended audience. They read not with an editor’s eye, but with a reader’s heart.

Story Story Night

Story Story Night

I’m a two-time featured storyteller at Story Story Night (Boise’s version of The Moth). This is live storytelling, on stage and without notes. It’s terrifying and exhilarating. A great venue if you really feel the need to share, with hundreds of strangers, the story of that time you crapped your pants in the middle of a dinner party. Wait. Is that just me?

Etiquette in the Land of a Thousand Smiles

Etiquette in the Land of a Thousand Smiles

I’m excited about all of the usual suspects associated with Thailand. When we gear up for the trip, it’s important to study the culture and etiquette, and to try to communicate these things to our children. Here are 9 things I’ve learned so far about heading to the Land of a Thousand Smiles:

Making the Finals

Making the Finals

Vagabonding with Kids: Brazil has been named a Foreword Indies Finalist in the Humor category. This is incredibly exciting, because Foreword is a tough one. Brazil was exciting, too, because there are lots of things there that can kill you.

The Wide World of Travel Writing

The Wide World of Travel Writing

When you think of travel writing, your mind might go to books by Bill Bryson. (Also, I love Bill Bryson). There are many other manifestations of travel writing that lend themselves to beginners. Here are a few.