November 21, 2015

Impressions of Bangladesh

Before traveling to Bangladesh I had read accounts of travelers falling in love with the country. Charmed by the supreme friendliness of the country’s people, there […]
October 25, 2015
Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh via Instagram

Bangladesh is a fascinating and under-visited country. Its neighbor, India, usually receives most of the attention, as well as tourist traffic. When Bangladesh is making headlines, […]
December 17, 2014
Qixingtan Beach and the Qingshui Cliffs

Photos from the Road: Qixingtan Beach and the Qingshui Cliffs

  The Qingshui Cliffs are some of the most spectacular coastal scenery anywhere. Add to that the excitement of riding a scooter along the narrow, winding […]
December 3, 2014

First impressions of Taiwan

I expected to like Taiwan. I had heard enough about the food and how friendly the people were. So I was optimistic upon arrival. I have […]
September 6, 2014

Why I’m Speaking at a Women’s Conference

Why I’m Speaking at a Woman’s Conference   Part of the reason I’m blogging today is because of my passion to travel. It wasn’t that I […]
March 7, 2013
Haeundae Beach

Photos from the Road: The Seagulls of Haeundae Beach in Busan

  I barely ever write feel-good posts—but I’m due for one. I want you to be able to look at these photos on a day when […]
March 4, 2013

7 Observations from Korea

1) The existence of kimchi-specific refrigerators You’ve heard of kimchi, but did you know Koreans have special refrigerators in their kitchens with individualized temperature control for […]
February 28, 2013
korean sauna

Jjimjilbang: The Real Korean Sauna and Bathhouse Experience

I have a habit of finding saunas and thermal waters in different places around the world. Most of all I like being warm, but also I’ve […]
February 19, 2013

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Winter: A different Perspective [Photos]

  It’s cold in Seoul in the winter. And I’m not a fan of the low temperatures. But from time to time I do appreciate seeing […]
February 11, 2013
Lunar New Year

Korean Lunar New Year in Seoul

Two months ago, I thought I might be in South Africa during February. As it turned out, I was invited to Korea to spend the Lunar […]
November 28, 2012

Snorkeling in Indonesia

Snorkeling is one of my favorite things to do. It gives you an up close and exclusive look into a whole different world. This underwater realm […]
November 28, 2012

Behind the scenes look into Yogyakarta cuisine

I had a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at local food preparation on a recent trip to Indonesia. The city was Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is […]
November 26, 2012

Photos from the Road: Surfing in Bali

Throughout my travels, I occasionally bump into fanatical surfers. They travel the world, occasionally for travels sake, but usually a deserted beach with the right waves […]
November 20, 2012

Visiting the Komodo Dragon of Indonesia

  My chance to meet the Komodo Dragon Face-to-Face   I had great anticipation for my visit to Komodo Island. Earlier in the week, our expedition […]
November 20, 2012

Photos from the Road: Sri Sultan’s Palace Yogyakarta

Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono’s palace in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is also known as Kraton Ngayogyakarta. It is the primary kraton, or royal palace (in Javanese language), of the […]
November 14, 2012

Sunrise over Mt. Bromo Indonesia

When I was younger, I always wondered what it would be like to look inside of a volcano. Well, in Indonesia, at Mt. Bromo, I found […]
November 8, 2012

Photos from the Road: The Temple of Borobudur at Dawn

Our flight landed in the central Java city of Semarang.  Java is the world’s most populated island and is home to nearly 60% of Indonesia’s 238 […]
November 3, 2012

Journeying to Kalimantan to visit the Orangutans [photos]

To the world it is known simply as Borneo. The third biggest island in the world. Home to the famous gentle man of the jungle—the orangutan. […]
October 14, 2012

Why I’m going to Indonesia

My Europe Trip is being put on temporary hold—and for good reason. I’ve been invited to join a group of international travel bloggers for a two-week […]
June 8, 2012

A Digital Nomad in Dali, China

There aren’t too many places in China that I would recommend to digital nomads, but Dali is one of them. Dali is an ancient city, but […]
June 6, 2012

What $1.25 gets you in Vietnam

$1.25 in Your Vietnam Budget for Travel 25,000 dong sounds like a great sum of money. And it is for your Vietnam budget! Here’s what it […]
May 31, 2012

Recommendations in Hoi An, Vietnam

Trying hard not to dismiss Hoi An This has been a recurring theme in my travel. Show up in a historic town that the guidebooks describe […]
May 7, 2012

The Traffic of Hanoi [photos]

People had warned me about the traffic in Hanoi. I thought I was prepared to take it on—but I wasn’t. It’s not big trucks or bumper-to-bumper […]
May 4, 2012

First Day in a New Country: Here’s What I do

  I just arrived in Vietnam last night on a bus from southern China. So what do I do during my first day in a country? […]