25 Jul 2010

Ship Shape: The Unbrave Girl’s Boat-building Workout

One of my big concerns before starting my new volunteer boat-building gig two weeks ago (aside from the more obvious concerns like sawing off one of my fingers or tipping over the dinghy or, say, coming down with a bad case of scurvy) was how I’d be able to stay in shape while on […]

18 Jul 2010

Unbrave Girl on Board: Life on a Malaysian Sail Boat

I have a new job!

I’m sure this will overjoy all my regular readers out there who have grown tired of my tales from the Malaysian rice farm where I just finished up a two-month volunteer gig — although I really don’t know how you could get tired of hearing about all my exploits […]

11 Jul 2010

Unbrave Girl Gone Wild: Beach Break Survival Guide

I have never been what you might call a “beach person.” It has taken me thirty-four years, a number of third degree sunburns and some regretful spandex purchases to admit this, but it’s true: I don’t like the beach. I realize that confessing this may not make me very popular (I probably also shouldn’t […]

7 Jul 2010

Unbrave Girl Wraps It Up: All I Really Need to Know I Learned on a Rice Farm

When I first thought up the idea of spending one to three months in each of the countries that I’ll be visiting this year, my reasoning was that by spending a significant amount of time in each place, I would have a better chance of learning more about the people and culture of the […]