The Strange Habits Of A Traveler

Derek Personal Stuff 40 Comments

Why is it that whenever I return to the US I instantly stop feeling like a traveler? While my traveler’s mindset certainly does help me view these familiar surroundings in a new light, just as Tom pointed out in the comments of my last post, in the end, something just feels different. However, this morning, while putting on my shoes …

My First Post From The US

Derek Personal Stuff, USA 31 Comments

As usual, it has taken me a few days to adjust to being back in the US. After all, during the eight months I spent in Mexico, I just didn’t have to deal with such things as mega-stores the size of some small countries, endless conversations about money and careers, and television ads for flavor-changing chewing gum. Seriously, flavor-changing gum? …

Valladolid, Samula and Mother’s Day Songs

Derek Mexico 18 Comments

I’ve been living in Playa del Carmen for a while now and even though I’ve explored the area quite extensively, I have rarely ventured off to places more than an hour and a half away from here. But this past Saturday, my friend Liz and I decided to rent a Jeep Wrangler and take off in search of some more distant …