Category Archives: Things to Do

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 […]

They are Building a Road to the Mountains in Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan

balykchy, kyrgyzstan on issyk-kul lenin on a building

“They are building a road to the mountains here,” the cordial local from Balykchy said optimistically to the three of us.  We were standing in front of a statue of two snow leopards and Sayakbay Karalayev.  I gazed away fixated on the street art on the side of the building across the street as the […]

Traveling to the Archaic Petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Cholpon-ata, Kyrgyzstan petroglyphs

Nearly everyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan has made that quick stop on the side of the highway to admire the ancient petroglyphs.  But really, how many people out there have even made a stop in Kyrgyzstan, let alone Cholpon-Ata? I have to admit that I didn’t even know about the petroglyphs […]