a screen shot of googe earth national parks virtual tours during the pandemic

How to Travel From Home During Times of Pandemic (or Otherwise)

What do you do if you NEED to travel but are locked down due to a worldwide quarantine? Is it possible to travel from home? We asked ourselves the same…

Man looks down at Manang on the Annapurna trail in Nepal

Hiking the Annapurna Circuit – 11 Days on the Trail in Nepal

Namaste (pronounced nuhm-uh-stey) is a conventional, and respectful, Hindu expression on meeting or parting. While hiking the Annapurna circuit I was greeted this way half a thousand times, and answered in…

It’s a Match! Our Online Date Led to a Round-the-World Adventure

“How long have you two been together?” We’ve been asked that question hundreds of times in the last five years. You see, everyone we meet assumes we are a couple….

Fifty Shades of Salento – A Photo Tour

Say hello to the emerald Valle de Cocora (Cocora Valley), home to wax palm trees, coffee plantations, and some of the greenest hills we ever did see.  This is the…

The Exclusions of All-Inclusive Resorts

From Cancun to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico’s Northern Yucatan Coast is rapidly turning into one huge resort. Some of these expansive decadent getaways for (mostly) Americans and Europeans are what…

How Travel Can Trump Hate – How to Beat Donald Trump

(Editors note – The political climate in the USA has changed since we published this article in March of 2016. Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United…

Superman Sprains His Wrist: A Tale of the Innocent and Irresponsible

A few weeks ago, after a particularly interesting night in Thailand, I received the following e-mail. Dear Michael, This is Sue* the girl you helped a lot last night in…