Go Places!

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Swimming with the Whale Sharks

How do I begin to express my feelings right now. This is the fastest I’ve ever rushed to “pen &...

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Kaiseki and Sukiyaki ~ Meals at a Ryokan

My father believed that the act of eating was more than just unconsciously stuffing your mouth with food. He was...

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Staying at a Ryokan: A Traditional Japanese Experience

“Konnichiwa!” That’s all I was able to pick up as the desk clerk at our ryokan smiled and welcomed us....

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Exploring Shanghai on a Vintage Sidecar Motorbike

It’s the early morning before my Far East adventure will come to an end. Although the time is only 7 a.m.,...

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A Walk in Montmartre: Off-the-Beaten-Path

During the 1890s, Montmartre was a popular amusement district boasting rowdy cabarets, theaters, circuses, and decadent, gaudy dance halls where...

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Where I’ve Been

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” This is a very popular quote by Susan Sontag, a Jewish American...

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Meteora… Suspended in the Air

“We’re going up to the air,” he said in broken English. I looked at him perplexed. “You know, to monasteries…...

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No Brooke Shields at this Blue Lagoon

Iceland. It all started with a “cheap” flight to Europe requiring we stay in Iceland overnight – an extended layover. I...

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The People, Faces of Peru

A Photo Journal Photographing local people when I travel has always made me feel like I’m intruding in their personal...

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My Solo Train Ride Across Peru’s Central Andes

“Are you traveling all by yourself?” There was a look of curiosity – and admiration – in her eyes. “Uhmm… yes?”...

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Pre-historic Red Rocks: More than Just Rocks

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a world-renowned concert venue that has seen artists like the Beatles, U2, The Police, Santana, Jimmy...

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Play with Purple Sand at the Beach

Here’s something to do… Go to the beach, and play with purple sand! You’ll find purple sand and nature’s raw beauty at Pfeiffer...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path: Eating at Huariques & Picanterias in Peru

Here’s a Peruvian experience I highly recommend: Eating at a huarique or picantería. Huarique describes those little family restaurants that,...

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Copenhagen Summers: Water, Music, Drinks, People

Summer in Copenhagen is all about being outdoors. Everywhere you go, you will see the locals hanging out and lounging...

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Audrey Hepburn was right – Paris is Always a Good Idea

“Don’t you ever get tired of Paris?” This is a question I do not understand. As many times as I...

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