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 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

Recommendations in Hoi An, Vietnam Here are some of my favorite recommendations in Hoi An, Vietnam. Trying hard not to dismiss Hoi An This has been […]
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? […]
April 24, 2012

Learning Chinese

My Uncle has a joke that goes something like this: “I know Arabic.” “What are you talking about, Uncle Jim? Of course you don’t.” We would […]