3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel Destinations You Must See

We all have our wish list of places in the world that we want to see sooner rather than later and most of us also operate on a time and money budget. So these three destinations may not rank high on your list of places to visit, but we want to tell you why theyContinue reading “3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel Destinations You Must See”

Group Tour to China

Contiki China Adventure Tour Review Well, my Contiki days are over now but after traveling with 8 Contiki Tours (Italian Espresso, Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Greece & Italy, Middle Europe, Spanish Spree, Big Indochina, Thai Island Hopper, and China Adventure, whew!), I feel confident saying that the China Adventure is the very best Contiki has toContinue reading “Group Tour to China”

Homestay in Southern Thailand

I awoke to a rooster’s call. It was 6:00 a.m. and muggy, but the air was cool. I had been sleeping on a mat on the floor under mosquito netting. I had one of those “Where am I?” moments. Then I remembered, we had stayed with a family the night before on a rubber treeContinue reading “Homestay in Southern Thailand”

Sometimes it rains on your plans–especially in the rain forest :-)

Well, it hasn’t done much but rain during our two night stay in the jungle, so all I’ve been doing is reading and eating pad thai – which is kind of nice, but I’ll be good and ready for a serious kayaking session if the rain ever stops! During dinner, the power went out andContinue reading “Sometimes it rains on your plans–especially in the rain forest :-)”

Like a Rolling Stone

The best thing about being a wanderer, or at times being consumed by wanderlust, is the stories you collect. In addition to collecting my own stories, I like to hear about other people’s adventures. I had a 7 hour delay at the Kathmandu airport – which worked out well because I wound up on aContinue reading “Like a Rolling Stone”