• Caribbean
  • Up the Colombian Coast: Santa Marta & Taganga

    Early morning in Taganga, Colombia

    I definitely shouldn’t have tried to start blogging again during the holidays.  Now that they’re over, stories of Colombia await.  Up first: Santa Marta. Santa Marta is an improbable city nestled between the bright blue Caribbean Sea and the Sierra Nevadas, the highest coastal mountain range in the world.  Palm trees and cacti dot the […]

  • Challenge
  • Best Cafe in Istanbul

    Beyoglu Istanbul skyline

    For the month of November, I’ll be participating in BootsnAll‘s Indie Travel Challenge.  Click here to go to the beginning.  Today’s question: tell us about an experience you had from information you got from a local. A Local’s Perspective Back in April, Andy and I visited Turkey.  After a great time in Cappadocia (to be […]

  • Challenge
  • Learning from Long-term Travel

    Dining as the locals do - a fresh fish market on Geoje Island, South Korea.

    A long-term trip has so much to teach travelers. You learn what you need (hint: not much!) to get by and make you happy. You learn to let go of caring about having clothing options, of having the latest and greatest technology, of having a souvenir from every place you visit. I hope to continue to push the boundaries of my comfort zone, and see what I can get by without, and learn to be happy with less.