The Best Way to Norway

Sunday, September 1 – Today I would be leaving for Norway, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I would be cruising to Scandinavia from Southampton, the largest city in Hampshire on the south coast of England. The cruise would last nine days and eight nights […]

Back to London

Friday – August 30 – For the first time since I lived in London during my university years, I reunited with this city that I love. It reminded me of a famous quote by the English author, Samuel Johnson: “when a man is tired of London, he is […]

24 Hours in Zürich

Luxury watches, fine chocolate, meandering street trams, distant Alps and a majestic blue lake – these were the images I associated with Zürich. A visit to Switzerland’s largest city will confirm these images and impress you with even more. I have visited Europe a number of times, but […]

Great Gear: SteriPEN Traveler

Whether you are a backpacker, camper or traveler, making sure you have clean water is essential. Forget the iodine pills or the time it takes to boil water. The SteriPEN Traveler uses UV light to purify water conveniently, quickly and safely. Even if you are not off the […]

Heading to Antarctica!

Friday – December 7, 2012 – Antarctica … the land of ice, snow and no permanent residents. I never thought I would have the opportunity to visit the world’s most isolated landmass, so my excitement level was through the roof last night as I traveled to Buenos Aires […]

Goodbye Istanbul, Hello Paris

Sunday – October 16, 2011 – Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of vacation this year. Therefore, today I had to fly back to the U.S. while Mom, Dad and Jeff would continue their Turkish travels to Cappodoccia and back to Greece. I was definitely jealous, but I […]

Turkish Delight in Istanbul

Saturday – October 15, 2011 – After a full day and a half of sailing, this morning we arrived in one of the world’s greatest cities: Istanbul. We woke up early to watch our arrival in the only city in the world to straddle two continents (Europe and […]

Kuşadasi and Ephesus

Thursday – October 13, 2011 – After sailing down the Turkish Riviera during the evening from Bodrum, we arrived at 8 a.m. this morning in the Turkish city of Kuşadasi. The weather was beautiful today and sunny. Upon finishing breakfast, Mom, Dad, Jeff and I disembarked the Wind […]

Cruising the Turkish Riviera

Wednesday – October 12, 2011 – This morning the Wind Surf anchored in Bodrum, Turkey. This was the first time I have ever visited a Muslim country although Turkey is the world’s only secular Islamic country. The separation of Mosque and state was established in the early 1900s […]

Santorini, Pearl of the Aegean

Monday, October 10, 2011 – After a great visit Sunday to Mykonos and Delos, we cruised south on the ms Wind Surf to where the Aegean almost meets the Mediterranean. We went upstairs for breakfast as our ship approached one of the most beautiful islands in the world: Santorini. […]

Mykonos and Delos

Sunday, October 9, 2011 – After my first night ever sleeping on a cruise ship, I woke up very relaxed. This morning I woke up for the first time in the Greek Islands. We anchored offshore the classic Greek isle of Mykonos around 8 a.m. Jeff and I […]

To Athens via Charles de Gaulle

Friday – September 30, 2011 – After leaving Atlanta last night, I slept during most of my Air France flight before waking up over the English Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey outside my window. I enjoyed a delicious breakfast of eggs, ham and baguettes – this was Air […]

Off to Greece and Turkey!

Thursday – September 29, 2011 – Sun-drenched beaches, blue Aegean water, Greek ruins and exotic Istanbul. Those were the dreams that I have always longed to see in southeastern Europe. Today was the day I would have these dreams come true as I headed out on the trip […]

La-gawn krab, Thailand

Tuesday – February 22, 2011 – I was a little bit sad today that my time in Thailand had come to an end. This is such an amazingly beautiful country with such hospitable and friendly people. I woke up at 3:15 a.m. and left immediately for checkout. I […]

Back to Bangkok

Monday – February 21, 2011 – Today was my last full day in Thailand and I wanted to make the most of it. This morning, I woke up around 10 a.m. at my resort in Pattaya. After walking my beach on the Gulf of Thailand, I came back […]

Exploring Ancient Angkor

Saturday – February 19, 2011 – Today is the day I have dreamt about for a long time: getting to explore Ancient Angkor! I woke up at 7:30 a.m. ready for a great day touring western Cambodia. I grabbed a quick breakfast before I met met driver Sovonne […]