Inspiration: A Place You Love

From Frankly Penn: When I became a student at Penn, my parents recommended that I take classes from many departments. “Don’t specialize too early,” they said. I am glad I listened, because many of the classes I took led me to new ideas, new friends, and new places as I studied Hebrew while at the … Continued

A trip through Andalusia

The Andalusia area of Spain takes its name from the Arabic Al-Andalus, reflecting seven centuries of Muslim rule beginning in the 7th century CE. However, this portion of southern Spain was likewise shaped by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Visigoths prior to the Moors, as well as the native Iberians, not to mention the Christians who … Continued

A Thailand Underwater Dream at the Similan Islands

After getting our open water and advanced certifications last year, we fell absolutely in love with scuba diving. The underwater world opened up an entire new universe for us to explore and we had so much ground to cover. We had dozens of new items on our travel bucket list and the top dive sites in … Continued

Huffington Post: George on Guitaleles

 George recently had the great pleasure to talk about his passion on the Huffington Post blog:  playing music and the Guitalele. Musical backpackers often encounter the same question when it comes to bringing their instrument on their travels. Do you opt for a full size guitar or a compact ukele? Well, how about a guitalele! … Continued

The Cayman Islands: Fifty Shades of Bay Part 2

From here I wind back to the western side of the island, to Lighthouse Point, to meet Nancy Easterbrook, the fire behind a critical ecological initiative in the Caribbean: Eat a fish; Save the fish. Nancy, who is managing partner of Divetech, says in recent years the beautiful Indo-Pacific lionfish, studded with toxin-tipped spines, has … Continued

Worcester: Where I Belong

Ever since I was young, I never truly felt like I belonged anywhere. I made friends in the small area of Pennsylvania that I lived and it wasn’t a horrible place in any way, yet I always felt like I was a foreigner in my own country. When I began looking for colleges to attend … Continued

Teaching in India: The Best Year of Your Life?

BOOK REVIEW: May This Be The Best Year of Your Life Sandra Bornstein faces choices: Will she stay in her home in Colorado alone or find a new job on another continent? Her husband’s new job requires him to live part time in India. She must make a decision that might rattle the rest of … Continued

The Art of Financially Sustainable Travel

Would you like to chuck it all in to travel the world full-time? Perhaps more moderately, would you like to take a long-term vacation, career break, gap year, or sabbatical? Let me guess…one of the biggest things stopping you from doing it is money. It is for most of us. But it is possible to … Continued

Nile River Cookies: Travel Tips Learned While Baking

On our current tour of Egypt, some members of our group asked for home-baked cookies. We were sailing up the Nile aboard our private cruise ship, the Afandina, so I asked our chef to take care of it. Since individual requests happen often (everything from raw food to vegetarian to a personalized birthday cake) I … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel