Roundup: May 31st

by Nora Dunn on May 31, 2008

The panoramic (and dramatic) view from our 10th floor hospital room in Chiang Mai.

My, what an adventure May has been for us! We are thankful to be putting it behind us, and moving on to greener pastures. At least our time in the hospital included free WiFi, and so I was able to increase my online activity a little bit, before we start traveling more actively again.


Look forward to a six-part series on How To Become A Vagabond. It’s big, and will likely form the foundation for one of those books that I claim are “inside me and waiting to come out”!

Wise Bread

Fund Raising Dos and Don’ts – A collection of lessons learned from our recent stint as an International NGO on the fly.

Outsourcing Your Life and Creating New Businesses – Inspired by Tim Ferris’s The 4-Hour Workweek, this is an article about making life easier, and/or starting a new business without losing yourself in it.

Quality of Life – In this article I share the life story of a Thai man that we met and shared an evening with named Joe. He helped us to realize that the fight for “quality of life” is universal.

Snap Beaches

Travels to Mauna Kea – A “snap” of our trip to Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It was a wonderful way to remind ourselves of Canada.

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Aaron Futch June 4, 2008 at 9:40 am


I’m sorry to hear that your and Kelly’s reward for your Burmese efforts was Dengue fever. I had a friend who contracted it once in the Caribbean, and I know it’s no fun. I’m glad that you both seem to be recovering and will soon be back on the road. I just read the Vagabondish piece, and I’m looking forward to the next installments. Maybe it will help light a fire under my ass (which, unfortunately, is still sitting in the chair in my office) and help get me back on track for a January departure!

Take care,


steven June 4, 2008 at 11:13 am

Hi Nora,
I saw your piece on Vagabondish and really enjoyed it. I’m somewhere in between normal life and full time “vagabondary” and I’ve found your story inspiring.


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