How to Lose a Tail in Goa
Jul11

How to Lose a Tail in Goa

“Hey man, I think those guys are following us.”   We had just arrived in Goa, India. I was traveling with two of my friends, and we were beginning of our third week of South Asian travel. We did what all reasonable travelers do on arrival in Goa, we found a place to stay and headed straight to the beach to enjoy the mid afternoon sun. Finding the beach required navigating a no man’s land of back alleys behind...

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Don’t Miss these Overlooked and Underrated Destinations
Feb10

Don’t Miss these Overlooked and Underrated Destinations

The Westfjords of Iceland The Westfjords are difficult to get to. The roads are windy, mountainous, often unpaved, and they seem to go on forever. As a result many travelers skip the area entirely. But if you enjoy stunning vistas, jaw dropping fjords, and getting off the beaten path, the extra time is well worth it. After all, it’s all about the journey and not the destination… but the Westfjord’s destinations are...

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The Traveler’s Spirit
Aug27

The Traveler’s Spirit

Travel breaks up the routine. It allows us a glimpse of what life is like somewhere else, it humbles us and makes us appreciate the things we take for granted. And it’s sooo much fun. I travel for all those reasons, but most of all I travel because it’s the closest I’ve ever come to fully, if only temporarily quelling my insatiable addiction to exploration. I love getting hopelessly lost and I savor the times when I...

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Northern India Travels
Aug03

Northern India Travels

Arrival. I’m alone, it’s midnight, and I’ve just arrived. My last 24 hrs were spent either on an airplane or connecting to the next flight. Chicago, Detroit, Amsterdam, and now, finally, Mumbai. I cant wait to grab a cab, get into bed, and sleep for as long as my jetlagged body allows. But first, I need money. I always depend on ATMs for foreign currency. They offer the best exchange rates with the lowest fees, and...

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Southern India Travels
Jul01

Southern India Travels

In January - February 2012 I spent 2 crazy weeks traveling through southern India. We took trains, busses, planes and rode motorbikes from Chennai to Mumbai. If you are thinking of traveling to India or just want to do a bit of armchair traveling, read on…     Prepare yourself India is not for the faint of heart or the weak stomached. It’s not for the novice traveller. And if you like to plan out every detail of your trip...

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