Travel changes you. It expands the mind and gives you perspective. It changes your paradigm, encourages growth, and exposes you to a broader viewpoint. If you embrace your experiences you will become the wiser for it. […]
As Anthony Bourdain said, in Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, “Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico, and the Far East, eating only in Hard […]
“Beautiful World” sung by The Chevin Look at the world as it’s turning Look at the light as it shines down on me Every star softly burning Every atom of life in the sea It’s such […]
Arriving at a new destination can be stressful. Try these 14 tips to reduce the stress of arriving somewhere unfamiliar. The next time you’ll arrive at your destination like a boss and feel like a seasoned traveler.
“Having tasted beauty at the heart of the world, we hunger for more.” Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek, A Beautiful Question.
TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH PETS My daughter just got herself an adorable puppy last year. We are a traveling family and adding a new puppy gave us pause for thought. However, with proper planning, a […]
Travelling takes a lot of energy, and vegan options may not always be available. Here are 7 snacks to pack with you to beat back those hunger pains whether you are stuck on a long […]
Portland, Oregon is one of the best budget-friendly cities! Unlike New York, San Francisco or Washington DC, you don’t need a lot of money to have a good time. If you do your research, you […]
Travelers on a budget are well versed in the art of eating at food stalls. These vendors can save you a ton of money and can be a delicious way to experience the culinary culture of a people. However, no one enjoys multiple trips to the toilet after a bad experience. Here are 8 tips to follow when choosing a food stall to side step Montezuma’s Revenge.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little […]
Military families have unusual travel opportunities. Whether it is a Permanent Change of Station move, an overseas duty station or an annual trek home to see family and friends, planning properly can make or break […]
Everybody loves a good swimming hole. Sometimes looking for the best one can be a bit of a scavenger hunt. If you happen to be in any of the following areas this summer be sure […]
The citation source is ‘La Prisonnière,’ the fifth volume of ‘Remembrance of Things Past’ aka ‘In Search of Lost Time’ – arguably the most celebrated work by Marcel Proust. “A pair of wings, a different […]
Sometimes meeting people on the road can be difficult. Part of the adventure of traveling is meeting other people and sharing an experience or stories Often we connect over a common thing or place. (I […]
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. ~Cesare Pavese
Staying at a hostel can either be a terrific or a terrible experience. It helps to manage your expectations. Remember hostels are more like college dorms and less like hotels. Hostels can be a great place […]
Arriving at a new destination can be stressful. Try these 14 tips and arrive at your destination like a boss. Arrive in the daytime. It’s the best way to orient yourself to your new area. […]
When I was a kid I would pour over our family subscription to National Geographic magazines, mapping out my future adventures, completely captivated by the photography of parts unknown. Today, there are dozens of ways to […]
I love the sea and all of its recklessness and romance. Like a siren, it calls to me. No matter where in the world I find myself, the water’s edge is where I long to be. […]
No one likes to waste their money and their time. Taking a few minutes to prepare for your trip can save you on both. Before traveling, consider the tips below. They just might save you […]
The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To […]
As the third most populous city in the United States, Chicago has over 2.7 million residents. Chicagoland, (the metropolitan area surrounding Chicago) has nearly 10 million people. It is considered the birthplace of the skyscraper and might be […]
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” -J.R.R. Tolkien