I was preparing to post this photo of a kilt-wearing fire juggler in Cathedral Square, when the big Christchurch earthquake hit earlier this year. I was sad to see the cathedral suffered so much damage, as its square felt like the hub of activity in the city. I also once partied on New Year’s Eve […]
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a quiet place to reflect on the use of atomic weapons.
America is Beautiful: 30 observations from a cross-country road trip. (Photo: David Lee)
It’s been about 6 months since my press trip to Rwanda. Looking back, I still feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to hop aboard Ethiopian Airlines and jet off to eastern Africa for a week. The jetlag was rough, and we had a tiring itinerary, but the sense of adventure was high, and […]
In addition to spending a lot of time networking in New York City, I also looked for opportunities to meet people closer to home. Aside from attending events at National Geographic headquarters, and happy hours hosted by other bloggers, I began to co-host my own series of happy hours. It was a fun, relaxed way […]
After the conclusion of my ’round the world trip, I landed back in northern Virginia. I used the next 11 months to meet as many people in the online travel community as possible. This effort entailed networking in New York City over the course of 4 separate trips, which coincidentally coincided with all four seasons […]
All good things must come to an end, and I’d already extended my 15-month trip around the world by an extra 5 months in Medellin, Colombia. In July 2009, I packed up my backpack one last time and made the journey back to northern Virginia. Posts about going home: Making My Way Back Home Unpacking […]
I was excited to reach China where tea tasting and drinking is the norm.
In early 2009, I knew I wanted to live in Medellin, but before I could settle down, I had to head for the coast to experience Colombia’s largest Carnaval celebration. Having never been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or Brazil for Carnaval, I went on a mission to experience similar festivities in Shakira’s home […]
Here I am, drafting this post while living in Medellin once again. It feels like the last year and a half since I first arrived in the city has flown by. Looking back, I packed a lot of sightseeing into my first few weeks in the city. The Botanical Garden and New Aquarium Parks and […]