Temple of Preah Vihear: Sacred amidst Tensions

Temple of Preah Vihear: Sacred amidst Tensions

When I found out that it was possible (albeit near-impossibility at that time) to visit this sacred temple on a day trip from Siem Reap in 2012, I immediately grabbed the opportunity to see it while it was then — once again — enjoying a short “time of peace”. For a very long time in … Continued

Afghanistan: Times of Lull in the “War On Terror”

When you hear the words “War on Terror”, “Operation Enduring Freedom” and “Op Herrick”, what do you think about?  Typically people tend to hear these words and immediately think about all of the negative things that could be going on with their friends, family and loved ones.  Are they in a dangerous situation? What are … Continued

Edinburgh Castle—Rock Solid Symbol of Gratitude

Edinburgh Castle—Rock Solid Symbol of Gratitude “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” ― C.S. Lewis While touring Great Britain, my group and I visited Edinburgh Castle, an iconic fortress that stood on top a giant rock dominating the Scottish skyline. I was part of … Continued

Operation Iraqi Freedom

In my mid-20’s, my husband and I lived in a tiny townhouse, which was part of a small city at the epicenter of nowhere in a botched effort to be halfway to everywhere, namely college for him and work for me. We were tripping over our cat, Elryck, and boxes that never got unpacked. Then … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel