Category Archives: Travel Tips

Best Hotels in Kazan, Russia: Budget, Mid-Range, and Luxury Accommodation

The World Cup is less than a year away and I have decided to use this blog space to create some helpful guides for those looking to travel to some of the lesser-known cities in Russia for the event.  I’ve only spent a short amount of time in Russia over the years and decided to […]

Black Sand Euphoria in Tjornuvik, Faroe Islands

Tjørnuvik in the Faroe Islands on Streymoy

People that visit the Faroes tend to have a favorite island.  Perhaps that island is Kalsoy because of the Kallur Lighthouse and dramatic precipices that abound the place.  Or maybe their favorite is Mykines, where quizzical puffins roam around soaking up the salty, albeit unspoiled Faroese air.   While all visitors claim a Faroese island […]

Bamboo Island, Thailand: Experiencing Paradise in the Andaman Sea

We all have our happy places on this planet.  Some of us just have a mere one or two, and others, like myself, have many and continuously keep adding to that list.  When I was in Thailand, I added another to my list:  Bamboo Island. My friend, Lindsay, and I had suffered through the inefficiencies […]

Travel to Kazbegi, Georgia – I Hated It but You Will Love It

Cow in Kazbegi or Stepantsminda, Georgia

My trip to Kazbegi, Georgia had everything working against it from the start. Currently known as Stepantsminda but more often referred to as Kazbegi, this small town inhabiting around 2,000 residents is located in the northeast of Georgia in a region called Mtskheta-Mtianeti.  Travelers come from all over to witness the raw beauty of the […]