5 Reasons to Visit Alaska In the Winter

When most people think about Alaska, they think the following: cold, mountains, cold, bears, more cold, a certain ex-governor, and…cold.  Because of this not-entirely-inaccurate impression of my beloved state, most…

A Country in Upheaval: 6 Rules for Staying Safe Abroad

Protests can be peaceful or troublesome: be prepared. Image from michaellorinfriedman.com. A recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand reminded me of one of the most important things to remember when traveling:…

5 Handy Hotel Hacks

Essential room supplies – stocking up on local wines 😉 I’ll never forget my first time in a fine hotel. The linens were so soft, like a waterfall of silk,…

Four Words to Change Your Outlook on Travel

Arriving back in the United States after a year in Indonesia, I mysteriously lost my wallet, including my bank and credit cards, driver’s license, and other important documents. Recognizing this…