It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE Country music. And, even though my grandmother introduced me to Country by way of Conway Twitty, Bobbie Gentry, and Merle Haggard, it was Garth Brooks who made me fall head over heels in love.
My trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia was full of surprises. But, my sailing adventure with Amoeba Cruises was definitely one of the most amazing ones. I normally cringe at the thought of an organized tour, but this was anything but the typical awkward collection of people looking for a check mark on their vacation to-do … More Rese Rave: Sailing Cape Breton’s Bras d’or Lakes with Amoeba Cruises
I am nearing seven years in Boston and my life has changed so much by making the move here from the South. I remember being really frustrated during my first couple of months (ok, maybe years) here because it was so different from the South. People did not say hello, it was cold, and drivers … More 7 Reasons Living in Boston Gives You a Competitive Edge When Traveling
While visiting Chiang Mai, my driver stopped by the Hilltribe Education Village, which is ostensibly a snapshot of hilltribe life featuring representative from the Akha, Lau, and Karen (long necks) tribes. You arrive at the village and the fee is a whopping $10USD, which compared to other ‘attractions’ in the area is a bit expensive. … More Hilltribe Exploitation in Northern Thailand and Laos
I cannot swim. And by cannot, I mean I can’t even float and can still manage to almost drown even while wearing a lifejacket. But, sometimes I forget that. Like when I eagerly signed my friend Gina and me up to snorkel the Silfra rift in Iceland’s Þingvellir National Park.
Well this is a story all about how, my GPS got flipped and turned upside down, and I’d like to take moment and just sit right here and tell how I became ….a ‘legend’ on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. (ok, I kind of lost it at the end. Just go with it, ok?)
Anyone who is part of online travel forums know that the topic of vaccines and malaria pills come up in about 1 out of every 2 posts. Instead of talking to their doctors, folks turn to the internets for expert medical advice. To take or not to take malaria pills is always the question and ‘which … More Crystal Meth & Malarone…Same Same
As odd as it might seem, I really enjoy visiting cemeteries, especially old ones. So, I made sure to take a stroll through the Old Burial Ground during my visit to Halifax, NS. While many of the stones or worn, the elements have not been able to completely wash away the incredible detailing on many … More Awesome Tombstone in the Old Burial Ground, Halifax, NS