When you hit the road, whether it’s for a day trip or a cross-country experience, ...
I have developed a slight addiction to road trips since moving to southern California, after ...
[Initial Note: I decided not to put in pictures from my recovery after the accident, ...
Nothing drains the fun out of travel like four days of sleepwalking through a new city due to jet lag. Unfortunately, that’s what happens after flying across time zones in an uncomfortable, cramped plane. No matter how hard you try to beat jet lag, it will always affect you somewhat, but there are a lot […]
I always prefer spending a long time in a destination in order to really get to know a place, but sometimes my schedule just doesn’t permit me to do that. Short excursions provide their own kind of excitement, as I only have a day or two to get the most I can out of a […]
I strongly believe the best way to experience foreign countries is to stay with hosts when you travel. People always talk about how it’s great to ‘travel like a local’, and the best way to do that is to stay with a local, in a local home. They can help you see your destination through […]
I should give fair warning that this is going to be less of a ‘travel guide’ post and more of an elaborate love letter to the country I spent the first few years of my life in – Greece. I shall write a guide post soon, but I am feeling quite nostalgic at the moment, […]
Attending the Cannes Film Festival ranks among the best experiences I have ever had in my life. During the day it is a chaotic hub of activity, with producers, press, and film financiers running around from meeting to meeting, barely getting to enjoy any of the wonderful independent films playing at the festival. But […]
Road trips are great for your sense of freedom and general happiness, but they can wreak havoc on your stomach. Eating on the road at decent places, nevermind great places, is definitely a challenge, as is keeping healthy while passing rest stop after rest stop of Wendy’s and Taco Bell. So here are some general […]
Going on road trips throughout the world can be tremendously exciting. You get to travel at a slower pace, and can really stop and experience the places and sights around you, rather than flying over them while heading from one city to the next. But driving laws differ from country to country, and sometimes they […]
Many people I have come across are afraid to venture a long way outside their home country, mostly because they fear for their safety in other nations. Other have crossed entire continents (most likely Africa), or countries, off their travel bucket list because of the perception that they are likely to become a victim while […]
I had the extraordinary privilege of spending 6 weeks with a host family in the Bo Kaap, otherwise known as the ‘Malay Quarter’ of Cape Town, South Africa. The neighborhood is almost entirely populated by Muslim people of Cape Malay heritage, and it is best known for the colorful houses so prominently featured on postcards […]
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, better known as the Blue Mosque, is a stunning sight in a city that’s full of them. It’s a gigantic, imposing edifice built by Sultan Ahmed in the early 1600s, who, after losing some wars and land to Persia, felt it was only fair to take a huge […]