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 internationality until I was 30 years old, I’ve done a lot of traveling; some people may even consider me an ‘expert’. I’m not real 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 had felt like it had gone through a medieval bone crusher in the middle of the night. Every movement I made […]

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 […]

Battle Of The Bugs – Voyage To The Great Wall

October 26, 2007 3 Comments »

Photo: The Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Section For the ‘best of’ Northern China Photography – click here! For all snapshots of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall – click here! The Great Wall of China – yet another site that I never really expected to see in my life – but when […]

Kindness of Strangers Down Under

November 24, 2006 No Comments »


The mission in Melbourne was to eat, party, and shop…never mind that I have no money…I was willing to forget that for a few days. The good news was that I have a friend who lives in Melbourne, PK, and I enlisted him to show us the nightlife. I knew I picked the right man…he […]

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