The art of slow travel

When I first started to travel in 2001, I was all about the bucket list. I wanted to go everywhere, see everything. In the age of the 'gram and instant gratification, many travelers are still like this. They like to list where they've been (especially with flag emojis) and where they're going next. They love to post [...]

13 things mentally strong travelers shouldn’t do in 2018

Are you a tourist/traveler? Have you ever felt inadequate after scrolling through another traveler's Instagram feed? This got me thinking about bad habits mentally weak travelers have. In fact, my list is directly inspired by Amy Morin's bestseller, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Here are 13 things mentally strong travelers shouldn't do in 2018. [...]

11 travel tips to survive Egypt and Jordan

One of the coolest overland (and over sea) trips I've ever done was from Egypt to Jordan. Stops included Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Mount Sinai, and Dahab in Egypt and Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, and Amman in Jordan. Here are 11 practical tips to help smooth your transition into these [...]

8 things I learned on my first RTW trip

  2004 was a ground-breaking year for me. It was the year the world really opened up like the oyster they say it is. What was supposed to be a brief visit to a friend studying abroad turned into a RTW ticket that included stops in Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, [...]