Amanda Coggin

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Amanda Coggin

I'm tickled pink that I can make a living doing what I love to do: write about how life cracks me up, blows my mind, and the silly experiences that keep it all flowing. I've moved enough times that I can&rsquo;t keep track on my fingers and toes and have traveled to over 35 countries. On a jaunt to Honduras, I crossed off one of my biggest fears from my list to discover the underwater world of respirators, coral, and how one swims alongside the fish. It helped that my dive instructor was a hot Argentinian. Only a few more fears to go, which I'll write about once I conquer them. I call San Francisco home since I've been here for fourteen years, except for Asia where I lived for two years, which still feels like my second home, just like the rest of the world does whenever I get out there to travel in it. Some of my life's most precious and challenging moments can be read at <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amandacoggin.com">AmandaCoggin.com</a></b>&nbsp;where I spend most of my time working through the puzzle pieces of blog posts that will become my next book.

Stories by Amanda Coggin

Make your next vacation one that's not only good for you, but good for the environment too. From bungalows to treehouses, see some of our...
Sela Gaglia was pregnant with her first son and living in Columbine when the infamous Columbine High School shootings happened. The day after the...
Going green doesn’t have to mean less green in your wallet. I keep it simple and look for items that naturally cost less, find ways to be...
What I know about government mostly came from my eighth grade Constitution unit. I vaguely recall sharpening my colored pencils and using art and...
Irish Coffee is a unique blend of hot coffee and whiskey. For those needing a shot of something other than caffeine to get them going.
I once had a brain that could clamp down on details and store a tardy email response at the forefront of my brain until I clicked, “Send....
As I slowly transition from vegetarian to vegan, I toss animal products from my fridge and fantasize about doing the same with the animal products...
What comes first? The name followed by the personality, or the personality that is born to a name? My mother found my name in the society pages of a...
Sometimes people across the dinner party table tell me that I’m smart, so I don’t share the fact that I only scored 400+ on Verbal on my...
If you're heading abroad for a job, there's a few things you need to do, especially when it comes to your pay.
Once the sun reappears from behind the clouds for longer hours each day, and the temperature rises above sixty-five, I’m primed for tearing...
Dust and grease, like family members we see frequently but don’t always want to deal with, are two culprits lurking around every corner in my...
Firefighters explain that it’s best to prepare yourself for disaster so that during a disaster, you can then help loved ones and others...
I find it interesting that while Hurricane Katrina devastated a whole city and surrounding areas, I still walk around San Francisco as if I am...

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