My first trip to the Kingdom of Jordan took me to the iconic site at the top of the list of almost every tourist to Jordan: Ancient Petra. Near the end of my visit, a friend from New York convinced her boyfriend and me to make the arduous […]
As I climbed a series of perilously steep steps, sunlight bounced off the 43-meter-tall golden statue of Hindu god Lord Murugan next to me. The heart-pumping climb, broiling afternoon sun and my short sleep following the previous night’s flight from Shanghai left me a little dazed and wondering […]
Under the glow of red, white and blue lights under a frigid February evening, it looked a bit like something out of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” as I stared at a semi-frozen American Falls from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Massive congealed ice mountains looked […]
Traveling to Canada’s largest city anytime soon? Watch my Top 10 summer and fall things to do in Toronto and Niagara Falls, part of the Golden Horseshoe.
Before Hurricane Irma: 395 Years Ago This Week, a Monster Hurricane Claimed Spain’s Tierra Firme Fleet
While Hurricane Irma lashes the Florida Keys this weekend, it’s worth remembering an incredible history of hurricanes that have decimated the Keys over the centuries. Believe it or not, almost exactly 395 years ago, a monstrous hurricane battered the Tierra Firme flota (mainland fleet) of the Spanish Empire […]
It’s been five years since my awe-inspiring trip to Antarctica. For an adventurer and kayaker like me, Antarctica is the last untamed frontier on earth. It’s a land of icy dreams, ethereal beauty and uncharted mysteries. It’s why people dream of Antarctica and hope for a once-in-a-lifetime journey […]
For almost 30 minutes, shells of red, white and blue thundered and burst over the Detroit River between Detroit, Mich., and Windsor, Ontario. More than one million spectators stood in awe while gazing into the late June sky at one of the world’s best fireworks shows. I have […]