Category: Locations

They speak Arabic, NOT Spanish!

It’s strange how the mind works. My observations on living overseas for the first time. Despite having visited 17 countries before coming to Egypt (and in fact, Egypt being one of those 17 countries), I’m finding that living in a place is very different from visiting as a tourist. I...

What I Learned by Visiting the Egyptian Pyramids

I recently quit my day job, sold my house, put all my belongings in storage and set out to wander the world. Part of the whole purpose of this insane plan was to see as much of the world as possible. I also wanted to do it in a way...

Bursting the South African Stereotype

Those who have never been to any part of Africa, probably have some fairly stereotypical ideas of what it’s like. I know I did. Shaped by media, I foolishly expected that the entire continent was a vast savanna sprinkled with exotic wildlife. Where there was civilization, it was in the...

Belize: Tropical, English-speaking Paradise

Here’s another trip I’ve actually been on so I know I can give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make your trip to Belize smooth and unforgettable. This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample: Itinerary length: 1 week Best dates:...

Dream trip to Machu Picchu

Having actually been to Machu Picchu before, I won’t simply help you book your trip. I’ll give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make the trip smooth and unforgettable! This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample that would...

Mayan sites that are accessible to all

Touring the ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is one of those things that seems to make it onto everyone’s bucket list. Roaming the grounds at one of these sites, you may notice a lot of ramps next to or in place of steps. Or you may not notice...

Safe Travels

“How do you know where it’s safe to go?” I get asked this question all the time. To be honest, I rarely think about it. The American news media, and even the American government, would have you believe that the whole world outside of US borders (except possibly for most...

Bogota Airport is Beautiful… and Misleading

Flying into Bogota Colombia for the first time I passed over beautiful farmland and dramatic mountains on the outskirts of the city. As we approached the edge of the city I saw clusters of buildings that I assume must have been greenhouses. At least that’s what they looked like from...