I have no regrets about choosing Australia’s Great Ocean Road as my first time to drive on the left. Once I figured out which side the turn signal was on, I could concentrate on one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of road.
Australia has a lot more to offer than surfing. The wine and craft beers will make you forget about the beaches. Meet Mudgee, a small town with a funny name, serious wine, and seriously big charm.
Waiheke Island proved to be a fantastic, and expensive, day trip for me when I visited Auckland. It doesn’t have to be expensive though. I still think it was worth every NZ dollar to have such a great day.
Wellington, New Zealand is a small, welcoming city just begging to be explored and enjoyed. Museums, craft beer, coffee, and good vibes await you on your visit to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.
Dubai is a city that sprung up out of the desert seemingly overnight. This city has an incredible food scene, and now it has bean to bar chocolate and local coffee roasters to rival any in the world. That’s what I went to experience.
Thank you to John Couper, a colleague of mine who volunteered to share his experience as an expat in little-known Kyrgyzstan. From yurts, to horses, to felt, to camel’s milk, he creates vivid images of his first experiences in his new home.
I’ve noticed in recent years that what used to be dubbed “graffiti” is now being referred to as “street art.” During my travels throughout Europe in the last ten years, I’ve noticed an evolution in street art. The hurried graffiti of those trying to claim a territory as their own is being replaced by the creative and artistic musings of artists trying to make social and political statements that are open to interpretation.
I only spent three nights in Portugal’s second largest city, but this gave me enough time to accomplish two day trips from Porto that were high on my list. One of them involved wine tasting. …