Rese Rave: Sailing Cape Breton’s Bras d’or Lakes with Amoeba Cruises

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

7 Reasons Living in Boston Gives You a Competitive Edge When Traveling

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

Hilltribe Exploitation in Northern Thailand and Laos

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

Awesome Tombstone in the Old Burial Ground, Halifax, NS

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