I’ve been in England for just over a week now and have spent much of my time walking a dog named Ben, wandering through the old streets and waterfront in the city of Bristol, and hanging out in cute cafes.
So, I sit here at “The Horseshoe Inn” pub on … Read more
A few months ago I ran across an article written by a fellow blogger, Jayne of Blue Planet Nomads, where she laid out her travel plans for the entire year of 2017 and her plans are epic! Although I’m not good at planning that far ahead (much better at … Read more
It’s nearing the end of the year and time for many people to reflect on the past year’s highs and lows. I’ve been doing a little bit of reminiscing myself and have found that, although the past year wasn’t packed full of travel, it definitely was full of adventure. The … Read more
Last year, I had a six-hour layover at Tokyo’s Narita Airport and proclaimed it:
“THE WORLD’S MOST BORING AIRPORT FOR A LONG LAYOVER”
Narita Airport is old and it IS incredibly boring, offering little in the way of food or entertainment. More recently, I had a 25-hour layover in Narita … Read more
Ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
“Go ahead. Try it. Be a little daring!” the stranger coaxed as we lurked in the dark near the balut stand. Balut is quite possibly one of the most disgusting foods ever, but the Filipinos love it. The stranger tried it but I … Read more
A strange thing happened last week – I received an email from a musician in Nashville, Joel Porter, asking me to listen to his latest song, “Hymn” (it’s really good!).
Another strange thing: for the past few months, Ashley, a music promoter from the US has also been … Read more
It’s that time of year again when the shopping madness begins and you lose your mind trying to find something perfect – that perfect travel gift. And then you lose your cool stuck in the dreaded Black Friday crowds – the annual tradition when Americans spend the day giving … Read more
There’s a woman living in rural India named Jayashree who wanted to buy a buffalo last year, so I helped her buy one. I contributed only $25 but my small contribution, along with microloans made by eight other total strangers, allowed her to raise the Rs 20000 necessary to buy … Read more