What Does Kentucky Proud Mean?

What Does Kentucky Proud Mean?

So what does the slogan Kentucky Proud mean? Most travel writers stay busy writing about places far from home. But since a rocky year has kept me close to home for the longest stretch in a while, it’s time to take care of some long-overdue business. I’ve been...

Finding Adventure This Summer

Yes, I know that the leaves are changing and summer is a hopeful dream on the other side of an impending winter. But British Airways recently asked me to recommend some favorite places to go in July. The recommendations for each month will be put into a Year-Round...
Some Notes on Vagabonding in Hanoi, Vietnam

Some Notes on Vagabonding in Hanoi, Vietnam

By typical standards for tourists, my four-day jaunt to Hanoi from Saigon was a bust. But sometimes that’s a good thing. After five weeks on a quiet Koh Lanta surrounded only by frogs, my cat, and thieves, the urban chaos of big cities in Vietnam should have...
Funny Dutch Stereotypes as Explained by an American

Funny Dutch Stereotypes as Explained by an American

As the first tulips tentatively start to stick their heads up after an extended winter, they remind me of my two months spent in Amsterdam and all the other wondrously cliche, funny Dutch stereotypes I encountered as an American while there. In 2011, after sweating...

Living on Koh Lanta Experiment

Let’s just pretend that there isn’t a gaping, one-month hole in my blog entries, shall we? I have finally realized my overall travel dream – but there’s a catch. Things are a little different with my traveling these days. Back in 2006 and 2007, life...