Celebrations: Lisa in Jewish Exponent Article

Happy Birthday to my nephew, Zachary! In honor of his 16th birthday, I wanted to share about Jewish Celebrations and inclusion. Thank you to Elyse Glickman for including my thoughts in her article, Room for One More. As we move from Rosh Hashannah, through the ten days to awe to Yom Kippur, I always think about … Continued

Baltic Pride, Vilnius: Different People, Same Love

  I was sitting in Cathedral Square when the drum circle arrived. Or what looked like a drum circle. If drum circles also had clocks, like the kind of clock you would hang in your kitchen. Large roman numerals, round. Gold frames. They were walking straight toward me, carrying white blocks the size of trumpet … Continued

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Gratitude Travel Writing Contest: Where do you feel AWE?

FALL 2013 GRATITUDE TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST Free Entry $1,000usd in CASH PRIZES Contest will run September 11 through November 28, 2013. We are looking for an article about a place you are grateful for or a memorable holiday that you shared with a special loved one or a place that is awe inspiring. In Jonah … Continued

Slovakia: Devin Castle on Bratislava’s Doorstep

Devin Castle was built on one of the finest pieces of real estate in Europe – atop a cliff 212 metres above the Danube, at the confluence of the Danube and the Moravia rivers. My friend and I took a boat from Bratislava to the ruins of Devin Castle in May, on one of the … Continued

Feeling the Breeze of Banaue

It was my last new destination of a trip that had spanned a mere 9 months. The north of the Philippines. An untouched place as a whole really. Banaue in particular, had evaded me on my last trip to the Philippines which were 4 months previous. I thought it was one of the clearest things … Continued

Why I began to travel?

There are various reasons why I decided to travel. I once wrote that I decided to travel the world because I wanted to escape a sheltered environment, and discover the rest of the world. I also wanted to prove that one’s race, gender, background, or financial status did not prevent one from obtaining a great … Continued

The Wagah Border Ceremony between India and Pakistan

The Wagah Border Ceremony between India and Pakistan To say that the border closing ceremony at the Wagah border between India and Pakistan was the most bizarre day of my life is an understatement. Witnessing this daily tradition between the two countries to me felt like an anthropological experiment, like I had just walked into … Continued

Murree, Pakistan: Top Holiday Spot

Murree, Pakistan’s Most Popular Holiday Destination: If you are a teacher in any Pakistani school and ask your pupil to write an essay on “A trip to Northern areas”, I bet 90 % of the pupil will write an account of their trip to Murree. And if you have ever wondered which place is considered … Continued

Breaking Bad: Triumphs and Tragedies

As the 10 days of awe begin, I wonder about good and evil and what is the moral thing to do. As Breaking Bad comes to an end, I wonder “How Can We Empower All People to Fuel Their Passions and Choose Reality Over Drugs?” Triumphs and Tragedies recounts the life story of Karl B. … Continued

Australia: Heading West – Elusive Taipans

Part 5: Heading West – Elusive Taipans The wind whipped across the plains, covering camp with yellowed dust. We quickly made breakfast, packed and soon set out over the flat ground. The earth was deeply cracked and extremely dry. In the cracks and below where we trod rested the Inland Taipan, perfectly adapted to life … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel