Ditch the excuses … it’s time to travel

“Oh, I wish I could do what you did and just travel but [insert a myriad of reasons why Person X just can’t possibly travel,” says most people who comment on my travels. Which, of course, makes my blood boil. Why? Because — you know what? You. Can. So, I’m calling bullshit. Yup. Bull. Shit. TheContinue reading “Ditch the excuses … it’s time to travel”

My To Do list

What’s in a bucket list? Or, on a bucket list? I mean … I’ve never really had a bucket list. I’ve tried to have one, but the amount of experiences in this world I would love to have cannot be contained on one clear, succinct little list. Instead, they flutter about the crevices of myContinue reading “My To Do list”

Dude, don’t get Locked Up Abroad …

National Geographic airs a fascinating program, “Locked Up Abroad,” that tells tales nightmares are made of: getting locked up while traveling. When I want to feel better about my travels, this is the show I watch. It’s one of those train wrecks of awful, where you want to reach out and shake people for theContinue reading “Dude, don’t get Locked Up Abroad …”

Yoga for airplane travel

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Willow Withy. When visitors first reach a destination, eyes are captive with a new view and a mind ruminating with the trip’s itinerary. Also upon arrival, when people check into his or her body, chance are they are sore and exhausted – especially for those who haveContinue reading “Yoga for airplane travel”

Are you a stripper? And other questions about living in Las Vegas

Editor’s Note: I get asked a lot of random questions about what it is like to live in Las Vegas. I’ve been here for the better part of five years, and the questions never cease. This is an interview Lindsay  — aka Hogga — from The Traveller World Guide recently did with me about lifeContinue reading “Are you a stripper? And other questions about living in Las Vegas”

Travel lessons from the Merchant Marines

Editor’s Note: Apologies for the lack of posts this week. I’m enjoying some gum surgery and medication, so in the meantime, enjoy this guest post from one of my favorite bloggers. And, if you want to contribute a guest post, feel free to contact me.  I joined the merchant Navy when I was 16. FromContinue reading “Travel lessons from the Merchant Marines”

Escape of the Week: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Less than a two-hour drive from the rolling hills of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, is Volcanoes National Park. Also known as Parc National des Volcans, it spans 77-miles in the Virunga Mountains. Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Volcanoes National Park is made up of lush rainforests, volcanoes … and gorillas. It was the firstContinue reading “Escape of the Week: Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda”

Cultural Tips for Thailand

“Chang, Chang, Chang,” we all sing, our shoulders tucked into our noses and our one arm hanging to depict an elephant trunk. It’s nighttime, and Jack and Chai have called us up to the conference room to teach us about Thai culture and the Thai language. The first thing that sticks in my head? ElephantContinue reading “Cultural Tips for Thailand”

Escape of the Week: London’s Big Ben

London’s Big Ben is recognized the world over. Located within the historic Palace of Westminster grounds, Big Ben is the name for the bell of the clock, but is also used to refer to the entire tower. Did you know it is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the worldContinue reading “Escape of the Week: London’s Big Ben”

10 Ways to Kick Travel Fatigue’s Ass

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There was a time a little more than a year ago, when I hated traveling. After doing it for more than five months, being sick for what seemed like the millionth time, being cramped into a dorm room in blistering heat with no air-conditioning, fearing for my life inContinue reading “10 Ways to Kick Travel Fatigue’s Ass”