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Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: You Can’t Escape Politics

AA loves his new GoPro (you may have noticed from the videos included in a few of my recent posts). It is by far his favorite purchase of the past year – much to the delight of my family who now has enough GoPro –related items to last a number of birthdays. AA is cautious […]

Montenegro: Traveling on a Budget

It was the trip of my life – my friend and I, two weeks, 200 euros and only one goal – to get to the sea in Montenegro. It was budget travel and a challenge for us. We crossed half of Europe by buses and trains, and met a couple of Italians in Belgrade, Serbia, […]

Lake George, New York: Finding Friluftsliv in the Big Apple

My relationship with winter has been an on and off again one, as I imagine it is for most. When I was young in Wilmette and feeling indestructible, I don’t remember ever feeling the cold. There was just the excitement of the first snowfall and the anxious hope that it would arrive around Christmas when […]

Yekaterinburg, Russia: A Luxury Restaurant for Poor Students

Although it was almost the end of March, the weather said otherwise – 27 degrees below zero with a snowy storm. However, the people around us, the atmosphere and the Russian spirit made us feel warm the entire time. I and 24 students from Europe were participating in an educational course in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It […]

Beijing, China: Getting Lost

Together with my then wife, we had been working in South Korea for around six months when we decided to relocate to China. We were not enjoying our time in South Korea and felt like giving ourselves a new challenge in a new country. We applied for teaching jobs in several cities. We knew so […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Six Great Things to Do

Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam and the main commercial center of the country. The French colonial architecture is a stark reminder of its historical past and tourists will never get bored in this fascinating city. Ho Chi Minh City is brimming with life and culture and even a […]

Lamu, Kenya: The Land of Donkeys and Charm

The day is Tuesday, and I am a bit idle. I remember suddenly that a friend had invited me to Lamu Island, on the east coast of Kenya, seven months ago when I was still working a nine to five job. I never went because I could hardly get away for more than three days. […]

Macau: Where to Take the Kids

Macau, which is just an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong, is a unique city and one of the foremost tourist destinations in this part of the world. Many tourists make the mistake of regarding Macau as a stopover destination only, but this notion is really misplaced. It is a city of extreme contrasts – […]

Colombia: A Bus Trip From Cartagena to the Ecuadorian Border

Colombia is an interesting country with warm and friendly people, beautiful colonial architecture, and a unique energy. Contrary to what is shown in the American media, which blows a small subculture way out of proportion, illegal narcotics are not glorified here. People generally live their lives normally, just like we do in America – and […]

Galle, Sri Lanka: A Timeless Jewel

Galle is the most beautiful and serene seaside city you will ever come across. The cool, crystal blue waters and clear coastline will give you an impression of purity and all that is good in this world. Galle is not just a beautiful place to visit, but is also a city with a long history […]