Bad Things do Happen on the Mongol Rally

August 20, 2011 1 Comment »

By the time this post goes live, I’m hoping that I will be close to entering Mongolia.  I feel (and hope) it’s at this point I can breath a small sigh of relief.  As we’ve traveled through Europe and Central Asia, I’ve been slightly on edge because driving a car through these parts of the world as […]

I Don’t Like Kandy

April 27, 2011 15 Comments »

chocolate suckers

I’ve been traveling for a long time, seen a lot of countries, had a lot of good days…amazing days….but I’ve also had my share of bad days and bad places. As a travel blogger – I don’t have to like everything. Granted – I don’t often rant about the things I don’t like, but when […]

Blizzard Blockage

December 28, 2010 10 Comments »

buried by snow

I was supposed to be in Milan right now, but thanks to what the reporters call ‘Snowpocalypse’, the blizzard has left me standing still. Blocked from getting on a plane, and getting out of the US. Last night there was nothing still, 45 mph wind gusts and 2 feet of snow blew brutally through New […]

Visa Required

April 6, 2010 21 Comments »

Tiger Balm Tales Vol. 21 Visa Required Even though I didn’t start traveling internationally until I was 30 years old, I’ve done a lot of traveling; some people may even consider me an ‘expert’. I’m not really sure if I deserve the ‘expert’ title, but there are certainly a few things I’ve learned about international […]

Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

March 30, 2010 8 Comments »

Tiger Balm Tales Vol. 20 Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round The clutch and part of the transmission area lying on the ground next to the bus. I hear the sounds of a wrench taking more of the vital organs of the bus apart. This is going to be a long trip back […]

Paralyzed on the Annapurna Circuit

January 21, 2010 19 Comments »

Tiger Balm Tales vol. 9 Paralyzed What started as a slight headache the night before had manifested into my complete paralysis the next morning. My head was throbbing, but worse than that, my body felt like it had gone through a medieval bone crusher in the middle of the night. Every movement I made ached […]

Breathe Through Your Mouth

December 21, 2009 15 Comments »

If blogs were scratch and sniff…you’d really be in trouble with this post. I found myself chanting the mantra, “Breathe through your mouth, not through your nose.” – while completely naked.
Oh, sorry, I got ahead of myself; let me go back to the beginning.

A Little Rant About Traffic

June 3, 2009 6 Comments »

Pecking Order One of the disadvantages of living a solo life is that when you have one of those experiences that you just want to tell someone about – there’s normally no one around to listen. So, instead of bottling it all in, I blog; which makes me feel as if I’m telling someone the […]

Over the Top

November 9, 2008 1 Comment »

It has been a month and a half since I’ve gotten a pedicure. This is normally not how I operate; but when traveling you don’t really get to treat yourself to the pleasantries of foot care. I had a free weekend so I decided to venture out and find a place to do some massive […]