Category Archives: Inspiration

Karaganda, Kazakhstan: Doing Nothing in a Fascinating City

Have you ever passed through a place on your travels and left not really knowing too much more about the city than you did prior to visiting?  As most travelers do a little research prior to taking off somewhere, I’m guilty of not making such efforts. I may research the first location a little, but […]

My Experience on a Hurtigruten Cruise in Norway (and How You Can Go on One Too!)

I had just arrived in Norway.  In between seeing bleached out messes on Paradise Hotel on Norwegian television and the constant running of news, I would sometimes skim through channels to see a large cruise ship slowly drifting its way down a narrow fjord.  I remember frequently asking myself how someone could be so harebrained […]

Emerging from the Shadows – The Future of Colombia as a Travel Destination

Colombia is a country with a rough past and a bad image it’s trying desperately to shed. For far too many people, what they know of this South American country comes mostly from a certain Netflix series. To be fair, some of the things you may think about Colombia are most definitely true. The country […]

Thoughts from Time Spent Traveling in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Today I am excited to have a friend, Kathryn Hendley, taking over my blog with a guest post and overview from her time spent traveling in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  I met Kathryn in Almaty, Kazakhstan last year when I was living there and it was so cool to meet someone else with ties to Virginia while […]

30 Amazing (and Diverse!) Weekend Breaks in England

There is truly nothing better than a weekend getaway somewhere close but far enough to offer a needed change of scenery.  I have spent quite some time in England I found that, like Germany, there are hundreds of amazing weekend breaks in England that were right at my fingertips. I recruited some amazing bloggers to […]

Take a Trip to Armenia Through These 30 Road Trip Photos!

Tatev Monastery in Armenia

I’ve traveled quite a bit and talked to locals of so many nationalities and backgrounds.  Many tell me I’m lucky to have the opportunity to travel (which I am) while others tell me they wished they had grown up in a different place and will flee their homeland for greener pastures as soon as they […]