Travel Q & A: Eve

What was your favorite travel experience? Watching the early morning sun cascade through the jungle canopy while riding a motorbike through Angkor Wat. What is the best piece of advice you ever received as a traveler? Let go of it working out as you want and enjoy the process. How do you stay fabulous while…

Travel Q & A: Elen

What was your favorite travel experience? That’s a hard one… Australia’s Kakadu National Park, snorkelling off the west coast of Bali, arriving in the Indian city of Varanasi after dark when the temples along the ghats were all lit up, and completing the Langtang trek in Nepal have got to be among my fondest travel…

Travel Q & A: Cheyenne

What was your favorite travel experience? Where to begin? Honestly, those experiences you can’t plan for, like listening to live Brazilian country music in a local bar in Barretos, night swimming in Coffs Harbour, or watching the most amazing, sometimes R-rated, salsa dancing in Buenaventura are examples of those travel experiences you can’t find in any guidebook. And those…

Merrell and REI Travel Gear for Easter Island and Norway

Stumbling on a sidewalk while cruising the shopping strip for folk art in Clayton, Georgia on a day trip from Atlanta, I decided I needed a walking stick for “stability” as my well traveled doctor friend, Ernestine, would say.  So, I picked out a handmade stick, which really was a lovely piece of folk art. Did…

Travel Q & A: Shea

What was your favorite travel experience? Driving through Quintana Roo, Mexico, towards Belize and arriving at my fishing village destination OR seeing millions of Monarch butterflies on their winter migration in the mountains of Michoacan. What is the best piece of advice you ever received as a traveler? Bring some cash. How do you stay…

Travel Q & A: Alice

What was your favorite travel experience? Taking an educational cruise with Voyages to Antiquity – comfort, class, professional people, fabulous scenery AND learning. What is the best piece of advice you ever received as a traveler? Pack 2 weeks in advance and keep removing stuff. How do you stay fabulous while you travel? Get up early…

“Ok, Eve. Get Up Off Your Ass. You Can Do This”

Ok, Eve. Get up off your ass. You can do this. Come on! I said the last part out loud as I again, projected myself out of the water and onto the windsurf board. I paused for a moment, sheepishly registering my instructor behind me, before standing and rebalancing on the board and pulling up…

San Miguel de Allende: Jewel of Mexico

The jardín falls into the shadow of the cathedral as boys ring the bells. Every evening. I love this town. No, it’s not a comprehensive view of Mexico by any stretch of the imagination; it is a dazzling one, though. It’s a place where some of the best characteristics of Mexico are simmered down into…

Dancing with a Green Troll in Belarus

I am already finding myself missing this place called Braslav (a picturesque small town in northwestern Belarus) with its beautiful lakes and beautiful, kindhearted people. On Friday afternoon, my American colleague Kieran and I arrived at the Braslav bus station and were greeted by some of the most outgoing teachers that I have ever met,…

In Kota Kinabalu with the Scuba Partner of My Dreams

“We were floating with the current at this awesome place called Sipadan,” my roommate at Kinabalu Backpackers Lodge in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia told me. At 10 pm we were both hanging out in the dorm room. Me, after a day exploring Kota Kinabalu, eating street food, going to Palau Sapi for snorkeling, and then getting…

Learning to Paint Over Tea in Kyiv

Spring brings a freshness to the air that is unmistakable. It’s damp, earthy and still chilly. Kyiv, like many other cold cities, comes out of slumber in spring. Trees and bushes are blossoming, flowers are blooming, and cafes and restaurants are beginning to spill onto the sidewalks with their outdoor sections. I walk for hours…