St. Basil's, Moscow

Trans-Siberian Train – Part 1

Getting Started The Trans-Siberian Express – a train ride that I had wanted to take for so long,  but it was so far off the beaten path that I had put it on the back burner.  Don’t misunderstand – I love off-the-beaten-path destinations, but Siberia seemed too remote, even for me. I don’t know why … Continued

Fisher’s Island NY: When the Music Mattered

In the fall of 1989 I made a weekend trip with a friend to Fisher’s Island, NY.  I was looking for a place to visit for a one night jaunt, near enough to Poughkeepsie NY to facilitate a drive from Montreal to that unremarkable town, and then continue the same day to our final destination. … Continued

Cambodia, a Journey of Discovery

Anyone wishing to visit Cambodia will uncover a country that is both beautiful and mysterious.  For too long Cambodia was associated with the murderous regime of Pol Pot and his cronies and the country is still recovering from this 20th century tragedy.  Naturally, there are plenty of memorials to this terrible episode in Cambodia’s history … Continued

A new perspective on Egyptian Tourism

Once again, Egypt has been in recent news; this time for an attack in the Sinai that has absolutely nothing to do with tourism, but is reported as yet another reason for tourists to stay home. The recent kidnapping of an American minister and two other tourists by Bedouin intent on gaining prison release of a family member was … Continued

NEVER ENOUGH MEXICO!

  We live in Mexico, so you might ask why we choose to travel in Mexico. Well, we don’t always. But sometimes it’s tough going anyplace else, because this is a fantastic and fascinating country! Last year we spent five wonderful months in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco; so when we started planning how to spend … Continued

Champagne Ponds of Hawaii

Big Island, Hawaii We stopped at the hard, black lava rock road in my 4 wheel drive Tucson. While technically, my car was four wheel drive, it’s suspension was not high enough to handle most 4 wheel drive jobs on Big Island. After a few chunky clanks to the chassis, I backed out of the … Continued

The Reeds of Huanchaco, Peru

NOTE: This work, written originally as fiction and published in a now-defunct North Carolina literary magazine, WORDS OF WISDOM, has been modified to better recreate our travelers’ reality at the time these events took place in 1979.  A singular experience may give us a tantalizing glimpse of the Garden of Eden, but we are eventually … Continued

Tirta Empul

A visit to the Holy Springs of Tirta Empul

A visit to the holy springs of Tirta Empul is a glimpse inside Bali’s spiritual heart. Almost devoid of tourists but brimming with locals come to take the holy waters, Tirta Empul is at once crowded, joyful, raucous, and deeply uplifting. Tirta Empul, the “Ganges” of Bali, is a centuries-old place of purification. The legend … Continued

The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips

The Philippines, one of the gems in Southeast Asia, is becoming a very popular tourist destination. The Philippines has 7,107 islands and so many provinces scattered across the western Pacific Ocean – and each has its own culture. But where to start your travel planning?   The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips is an insider’s guide … Continued

Western Crepes For Breakfast At Bangkok? Seriously?

When it comes to Bangkok, western cuisine such as crepes might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But having taken Thai food for the past few days, I craved for something different. A quick browse through the internet revealed lots of positive feedbacks and coverages on Crepes and Co so I decided to … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel