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...

How to Fail with People

How to Fail with People The following is an excerpt from a draft of Vagabonding with Kids: Spain. In short, don’t do what I do. When it was time for us to meet up with our home exchange partners, we walked a block to what I assumed was the center of town. My contact was a woman named...

Managing Travel Panic

Managing Travel Panic People assume that when we take a trip to Mexico for 3 months, it’s a trip of tacos and relaxation and beaches and margaritas. I’m not going to lie, those things exist. But the stresses you experience at home don’t magically disappear once you venture out. You can’t...

10 Awesome Things About Visiting Todos Santos with Kids

10 Awesome Things About Visiting Todos Santos with Kids Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico. The sunrises here do not suck.  #1 Taco Stands Feeding a family of four for under ten bucks is pretty darn cool. Don’t be afraid to try all the taco stands in town. Each will have its own specialty (pescado, pastor, camarón, carnitas,...

Christmas in Todos Santos

Christmas in Todos Santos   This piece was written for an open mic event in Todos Santos, Mexico during a three-month stay.   For 12 weeks we’ve come to this place of dust and sky, water and palm. We travel to live, to experience. We run away from the cold and the daily routines. We...