Jet lag

7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag

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 […]

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10 Rules for Eating on the Road

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 […]

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8 Crazy Driving Laws Around the World

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 […]

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bo kaap district malay quarter

10 Things I Learned from Life in the Bo Kaap

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 […]

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