Three Months in Thailand: One Year on the Road

Thank you to everyone who has followed our journey in Asia during this last year! We are really enjoying our trip! From our latest newsletter:  On June 27, we went to Nathon to extend our visas so we have another 30 days in Thailand for a total of three months. So if you are wondering … Continued

Philippines: Nagsasa Cove

As the former Prime Minister of India named Jawaharlal Nehru said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. I don’t know how to describe the place because the word … Continued

Melbourne, Australia: Be Brave and Busk

The heavy red curtain falls to the ground. It’s intermission, and the audience spills out of the Center Stage Theatre, buzzing from the musical energy of the show. A 9 year old in a little pink dress, her mullet haircut askew in a rainbow headband, struts confidently in front of her entire extended family, and … Continued

Mozambique Hitch-hike

“I lost? No freaking way!” A Mozambican man in a stained vest and cheap sunglasses, rolling a matchstick in his mouth, had invited himself to play a card game with me. He had lost the game we had played, and his pickled, uncoordinated mind had left him confused. I had been sat on my rucksack … Continued

Philippines: Black Or White

There is No Such Thing Ever as Black or White As what the Chinese writer named Lin Yutang said, “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” While I long to travel to a place that I could  post to my … Continued

Turkey: Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival

Turkey is a very popular tourist destination and flights are easy to arrange from almost any airport in the UK. Although much of the accommodation is all-inclusive and booked as a package it is perfectly simple to make your own arrangements, booking flights and accommodation separately. You can make some substantial savings this way and … Continued

Finding Freedom

As July 4 approaches, I have been thinking about liberty. Is war the opposite of freedom? Is love the opposite of hate? I believe that apathy is the opposite of love. I am pondering the opposite of autonomy. I challenge myself to make selections that will make me proud. Owning a bikini from the 2012 … Continued

Black Rock City, Nevada: An Oasis of Dreams

A man in a bubblegum-pink crushed velvet suit and matching top hat stood along side a woman dressed like a gypsy in layers of colorful silks and linens, joyously waving to Jim and me as we rolled slowly to the checkpoint that emerged from the afternoon dust. We stopped the truck and our brightly clad … Continued

Have Rewards, Will Travel- Best Airline Reward Credit Cards

Have Rewards, Will Travel- Best Airline Reward Credit Cards One of the perks of owning a credit card is the ability to utilize the rewards program and no program is more popular than those cards that allow for people to use those rewards to go on vacation. Despite the tumultueous years of a country and then … Continued

Tanzania: Airmail

I’m not sure if it’s safe, but it is only 500 yards from the compound to the post office, so I head out alone. Everyone on the compound shares a post office box and I have been put in charge of the key while the secretary is on maternity leave. I’ve been here, volunteering, a … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel