Tag Archives: Travel
Faithful reader, you know that I love to travel. Did you know that people sometimes ask me why? I could give them the (yawn) cookie-cutter internet-search answer that vacations reduce stress, leave us rested and rejuvenated, with improved productivity when we get back … Continue reading
I love this quote from J.R.R. Tolkien — seriously considering this tattoo despite my extreme fear of physical pain!
Athens, capital of Greece, is an ancient city, with a history going back more than 3000 years. Its influence on Europe is so great that it is called “the cradle of Western civilization”. You go there expecting a living monument … Continue reading
Happy 2016! We start off the new year with a guest post by Scott W. Scott has been an independent traveler to over fifty countries,and has learnt a lot along the way. Scott believes that travel is a mindset, but … Continue reading
I am aware of the oft-repeated data point that Haiti is “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.” As we took off for Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, I was primed for poverty. Having been there, I have to say … Continue reading
Most trips to Thailand start in its capital, Bangkok — the city of contrasts. High-rises are cheek-by-jowl with elegant red-tiled old buildings. There are as many beautiful golden Buddhas as there are “working girls” in every direction you look. The two faces … Continue reading
A busload of kids chanting, “One more day! One more day! One more day!” You have probably seen the commercial suggesting that one more day of vacation is priceless. It shines a spotlight on that all too common American phenomenon … Continue reading