let’s keep the sun rising: help save japan

As I walked by Union Square in New York City on Sunday, I couldn’t help but hear the chants of “Nippon! Nippon!” and “Help...

are we in belgium or the netherlands? it depends on what side of the...

Nestled in the northern region of Belgium on the Netherlands border is the enclave of Baarle-Hertog, oh and Baarle-Nassau. With its origins that go...

history is erased in the syrian desert

Over the almost five years writing this blog I have indicated many reasons why I think travel is important. One reason that I’ve had...

a tour of the grand palace complex in bangkok, thailand [video]

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings...

in aguas calientes, peru: guinea pig, kansas city and the free dinner that wasn’t

While in Aguas Calientes, the night before we were to venture up the mountain and see the iconic Machu Picchu, we decided to have...

the roman city of volubilis

Located near Meknès between the cities of Fez and Rabat lies an impressive UNESCO-listed site - the Roman city of Volubilis. The city was...

the city of tbilisi in the republic of georgia

I had always been curious and fascinated with the Caucasus Mountains and the countries and autonomous regions on the strip of land between the...

more leg room and a quiz

My journey to Malta began at Newark airport where I boarded a Lufthansa A340-600 en route to Munich.  I eagerly asked if I could...

laissez le bon temps pleuvoir: the sun in new orleans was as elusive as...

After having endured an earthquake and Hurricane Irene, I was fortunate enough to head south to New Orleans and land right smack in the...

the time I was molested by the government of ecuador

I really had no preconceived notions about Ecuador. The only things I really knew about the country were that it was among the poorest...

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