Myanmar: Monywa Caves (video)

WATCH: 20 Monywa Caves, Myanmar (Burma) We were lucky during two weeks of our travels in Myanmar to travel with our friends, Anke and Moritz, from Germany. Anke read about Monywa with the 452 Buddhas carved into caves and we decided to go on the way to Bagan from Mandalay. To get to Hpo Win Daung … Continued

France: The Freedom of the Skies

A flight aboard a giant mechanical heron in France Having climbed into a weird steel and leather seat I take the reins of a giant mechanical heron and as its wings extend to almost touch either side of the enormous warehouse which has become the gallery for the heron tree project it takes flight. A … Continued

Flying Away: Will you Love me Anyway?

Meet Author, Tiffany Hawk, tonight, June 7 at 7pm at Book Soup in Los Angeles. In Tiffany Hawk’s novel, Love Me Anyway: A Novel, Emily and KC seek new lives flying towards their unrealized dreams. Approaching their new job as United Airlines flight attendants from different runways, Emily explains, “For KC, picking up and heading … Continued

Ethiopia: When Travel Goes Bad

While scouting for the first descent of the Baro River in Ethiopia, a tributary of the White Nile, I heard about a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Olsen, 25, a recent graduate of Cornell, who decided to take a dip in the river at Gambella, a village near the South Sudan border. The locals warned to … Continued

Croatia: The First Rule of Swimming

In The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel by Courtney Angela Brkic, Luka taught his granddaughter: “The first rule of swimming was to stay afloat.” Madgalena and Jadranka, two sisters who grew up on Rosmarina Island, Croatia, must find a path to balance in this novel. Through the details of decades of family history during the war … Continued

Road Trip in the South of England

Road trips are very high on my list of fun travel breaks. A map, some friends, the open road – what more could you wish for? If you haven’t tried roaming around the countryside in a car yet, you’re missing out! But all is not lost, just in time for this summer, here is a … Continued

Myanmar: Monywa Arrival and Night Market (video)

{EAV:7e8cb12e92a3df88} WATCH: 19 Monywa Arrival and Night Market, Myanmar (Burma) See video 18 for the 12-hour journey from Hsipaw to Monywa. This video starts with our arrival in Monywa. After our long journey, we needed to find a place to stay. Unfortunately the Shwe Taung Tarn has definitely seen better days and even for $15 with … Continued

Cuba: Freedom is a State of Mind

In general, I feel free when I travel. Traveling, especially alone, offers me the chance to escape my daily life, to see a new place and the mobility involved makes me feel like I grew wings and took off into the unknown. I have traveled to many places where I felt free but the most … Continued

Myanmar: Shwedagon Pagoda on the PlanetD

Thank you to Deb and Dave of The PlanetD for sharing my story from Myanmar: “Finding Love Through the Shwedagon Pagoda.” Don’t believe dreams come true? It happened to me and it can happen to you!I found love through the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar (Burma). One event connected to another and changed my entire life. … Continued

Goreme Turkey: If You Look You’ll Find Yourself

When I arrived in Goreme, for the first time, it was high summer. Nestled in the Anatolian heartland, Goreme was a traditional farming community like any other in Turkey except for its spectacular landscape. The arid countryside, already aged and yellowed over thousands of years, glared harshly under the heat of the day. My head … Continued

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