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...
Getting into Bed with Hanoi

Getting into Bed with Hanoi

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 island, surrounded only by frogs, my cat, and thieves, the urban chaos of big cities in Vietnam should have made...
Dutch Stereotypes

Dutch Stereotypes

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 Dutch stereotypes I encountered that the Dutch laugh about. In 2011, after sweating through...

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...