10 Travel Hacks to Hollywood

10 Travel Hacks to Hollywood

My family and I made the trek to Hollywood, by way of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona Arizona a few years back. We learned quite a bit while we were there. The weather was as pristine as it appears in the movies and...
Let The Trails Lead You To The Wild West

Let The Trails Lead You To The Wild West

The cowboys of yesteryear may have been busy rough men. Riding on horseback and braving the elements as they scratched out a living for themselves and their families, they had many spectacular views. In canyon-land, some 100 miles south of Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona,...
New York City - Travel On A Budget

New York City - Travel On A Budget

Planning, research, and laying the groundwork are fundamental chores. We managed to travel with a family to one of the greatest cities on earth. I was intimidated by even the thought of going to New York City before I had been there. A small fire...
The Maine Attraction

The Maine Attraction

Our trek began after saying farewell to the family during a short visit to New York. Our excursion into the Northeastern U.S. left us wanting more. As you can see from this brief article on Maine, you should also include it in your bucket list...
Space, Time, and Tranquility

Space, Time, and Tranquility

Hectic — that sums up my life for the last couple of years. Work, home, and family obligations came to be non-stop action sequences filling my life. My body was beginning to complain and my mind was screaming for a break. I needed a vacation....
5 Keys to Survival at Bonnaroo

5 Keys to Survival at Bonnaroo

We had embarked on a four-day camping trip in the middle of a 700+ acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee (about half-way between Chattanooga and Nashville). It is a town of about 10,000 people. The summer of 2019 started with a lot of rain in Tennessee....
Fishing On Holiday

Fishing On Holiday

Growing up, my dad would take us fishing. He wasn’t especially good at it, but he enjoyed it. I suppose that I’m a chip right off the old block. We are fortunate enough to live amid excellent trout fishing in the mountains of East Tennessee....
How I Became A Backpacking Guru

How I Became A Backpacking Guru

It was the best of times, yet it was the worst of times… no, wait — that’s not what I’m trying to say. We had a great time, but there were lessons to be learned. Scouts When my sons were in grade school, they joined...
Over The Rainbow

Over The Rainbow

When I was but a young man, with young children who shared my love of the outdoors, I came upon a pot-o-gold near the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Ober Gatlinburg, overlooking the Tennessee town of Gatlinburg, is home to a winter wonderland with some...
What I Learned At The Ritz-Carlton

What I Learned At The Ritz-Carlton

Recently I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis. A luxury hotel in an upscale part of the city, the hotel blends in quite nicely without standing out in any regard. I was welcomed and shown the front desk where I checked in without...
5 Things I Learned Traveling With Kids

5 Things I Learned Traveling With Kids

The Adventure Begins As we grow and explore our world, the spirit of adventure is built into us from a young age. We begin our adventure exploring our playpen, bedroom, living rooms, then our grandparents' homes, and backyards. If we are lucky, our parents have...
How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

The Florida Keys are calling. No, I’m not a Hemingway wannabe, but I am an admirer of his works. Last year funds were dwindling and stressors were eating at me. I was in need of an inexpensive vacation. The time had come. I switched gears...
How To Discover Yourself in the World of Travel?

How To Discover Yourself in the World of Travel?

The story was originally published here When the world is broad and massive, I tried to focus on something small— the raw and local culture. No, I didn’t take that trip to Thailand to feel enlightened, neither did I backpack with no safety insurance in...
A Million Year Old Journey…

A Million Year Old Journey…

The story was originally published here Hominid Trackway at Laetoli (1992–1998)Photo: https://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/laetoli/laetoli1.html Imagine being part of a civilization few thousand years back. How do you think you would have travelled from one region to another? How did the ancient minds think? How did they meet...
Holy Sanctuary of the Black Madonna Tindari — Lifetime Traveller

Holy Sanctuary of the Black Madonna Tindari — Lifetime Traveller

Conquer the sacred land of Tindari. If Rome has the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, Sicily has Tindari and the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna. Apart from the best granita, Sicily also has other things to offer. After the escapade to the Sulphur Mud Baths,...
Looking for a cure to wanderlust amidst the pandemic?

Looking for a cure to wanderlust amidst the pandemic?

A young French aristocrat from the 18th Century might have a solution for you  International traveling has been put on halt since the beginning of the year, with countries imposing different levels of travel bans and closing its doors to international travel. Many people have...
How to Embrace the Concept of Slow Travel

How to Embrace the Concept of Slow Travel

The key to multicultural engagement, immersion, and adaptation.  Eurothon-noun. A trip to Europe that is part-vacation and part-marathon due to the demands of a jam-packed itinerary in an attempt to see everything within a relatively short period of time. Coined by me and my cousins,...
Travel Is Not About Where You Go — It’s a Celebration of Life Itself

Travel Is Not About Where You Go — It’s a Celebration of Life Itself

Maybe it’s a reaction to the slow continuing churn of lockdowns, travel restrictions and the imminent end of summer, but I’ve been on a Parts Unknown binge this week, the travel show hosted by the charismatic and tragically late Anthony Bourdain. Naturally I began my...
The Unconventional Way I Saved $15k In 6 Months to Travel the World

The Unconventional Way I Saved $15k In 6 Months to Travel the World

It included many sleepless nights and a lot of self-control. I was 22-years-old. I had just graduated from college and was beginning my “adult” life in Washington, D.C. I began bartending at one of D.C’s top nightlife spots, a calculated move I had been planning...
4 Things You Discover When you Solo Travel for the First Time

4 Things You Discover When you Solo Travel for the First Time

In the Days Before the ‘Rona, we freely enjoyed activities such as going to the gym, dining in restaurants, and drinking at bars. Pondering on these seemingly distant experiences, I reflect on the travel plans that millions of others and I have placed on indefinite...
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