Megan Stetzel

Guide to the Foods of Kyrgyzstan

By Megan Stetzel | November 16, 2016

The foods of Kyrgyzstan had me at meat and potatoes. If you didn’t read my intro to my trip to Kyrgyzstan, check it out here. But let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? The question that I was immediately asked as soon as I found out I was going to Kyrgyzstan was, I wonder […]

Kyrgyzstan Travel – An Introduction to the Alps of Central Asia

By Megan Stetzel | November 14, 2016

Kyrgy…what? No, not Kazakhstan, not Pakistan, not Afghanistan. I’m here to chat about a small, Central Asian country today called Kyrgyzstan and Kyrgyzstan travel. Here, it’s pronounced, kur-gi-stan, or at least that’s how I pronounce it 😉 It’s located in Central Asia and is bordered by Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and China. It differs drastically in […]

A Haunted Hotel in San Diego | My Experience With the Ghosts

By Megan Stetzel | October 25, 2016

It’s pretty tough to travel around the globe and not hear a ghost story or two. I’m not sure if I am a Casper the friendly ghost, full on believer yet, but I can appreciate a good haunting story and love when it is part of the culture of a place. But would you stay […]

This Is Why I Travel

By Megan Stetzel | October 6, 2016

If you’ve been following along on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat- ForksFootprints, you know I’ve been off traveling for awhile without really updating you here at all! I’m sorry! But I’ve really been in some unbelievable situations and experiences that are going to stay with me forever and I’ve kind of been letting them sink in […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling (With Food Allergies)

By Megan Stetzel | October 4, 2016

One of the first things that people say to me when they find out I travel a lot is how do I eat? I have Celiac Disease, and a nut and egg allergy. I agree it’s a lot to keep track of. When you’re traveling as much as I do, you would think it is […]

Palawan Travel: A Guide For First Timers

By Megan Stetzel | September 20, 2016

It is no secret that the Phillippines is absolutely stunningly gorgeous and diverse and has basically anything you could ever want. The some 7000+ islands that make up this archipelago are all unique in their own way. Most talked about is Boracay, home to arguably the world’s best beach, a great nightlife, and a level […]

Getting Mugged Abroad and Not Letting Fear Win

By Megan Stetzel | September 13, 2016

I think I am every traveler’s parents’ worst nightmare. I was mugged abroad. Up until that moment I had been flitting around Southeast Asia all willy nilly and without a thought about safety. I mean I crashed motorcycles, got bit by dogs, had some interesting situations happen, but I still ultimately felt safe. Until that […]

I Regret Leaving Bangkok Early

By Megan Stetzel | September 7, 2016

I regret leaving Bangkok. There, I said it. The first step is admitting it right? A little backstory: For my first time out of the country, I went big and I went hard. In my 25th year of life I had a lot of personal shit hit the fan so I did what any sane […]

Money Changes I’ve Made to Support a Life Filled with Travel

By Megan Stetzel | August 30, 2016

In 2013, I decided to drop everything and get my TEFL certification in Cambodia and teach English in Thailand. I really wasn’t sure where this was going to lead but I had a good feeling that Thailand wouldn’t be the last country I visited. I was right. The travel bug bit me pretty hard. I […]

Bit by a Stray Dog in Thailand and Getting Rabies Shots

By Megan Stetzel | August 23, 2016

Yeah, you read that right. Thailand and most of Southeast Asia are riddled with stray dogs. Most are harmless and will for the most part leave you alone. Barely any are fixed so be prepared to see ballz and nipples everywhere. Just had to mention that! There are usually a couple families in each town […]

Why You Shouldn’t Miss El Salvador

By Megan Stetzel | August 16, 2016

You probably remember my ode to pupusas, the El Salvadorian delicacy, but El Salvador has a lot more to offer visitors than just this scrumptious morsel. Many backpackers hitting Central America just bypass El Salvador and Honduras due to safety concerns or a lack of “things to do”. Those that do take the plunge to […]

Teaching Untraditionally in Thailand as a One to One English Teacher

By Megan Stetzel | August 9, 2016

Teaching English abroad is a great way to live in a new country and experience the local culture a bit more in-depth than a typical travel experience. I was looking forward to relaxing on the beach during my days off and teaching the youth of Thailand during the week. I expected to find a stable […]