This walking tour of Prague is a free and self-guided tour. When I walked this route, it was just two months after my partner died of cancer, and I was walking in his footsteps. It turned out to be a beautiful and wishful walk through loss. When I first decided to travel to all of …

This post describes exactly how to visit elephants in Thailand ethically. Because if you are anything like me, when you think about your dream trip to Thailand, you are thinking about splashing in a river while you frolic and bathe a grateful elephant. But please… Don’t. Do That. And please, for the love of all …

Every year on the island of Bali in Indonesia, the entire island goes completely dark for 24 hours for Nyepi Day. No Internet. No TV. No electricity. Nyepi Day is a day for meditation and reflection; a day for the Earth to reset; a day for complete silence. It’s also an incredible time to be …

My love affair with the Loire Valley began the very first time I visited Saint-Martin-le-Beau, a commune resting near the banks of the River Cher in central France. It was a cold evening in January and the rain slopped across my windshield as I navigated my rental car over the train tracks that run parallel …

Looking to make a wish in Southeast Asia? You are not alone. Here’s how and why you should join in the ritual of wish-making in Vietnam and Laos. Outside of temples and padogas across Southeast Asia, there are cages full of tiny birds. If you buy a bird and release it, this symbolic gift of …

I didn’t plan it, exactly, but I am somehow following New Year’s celebrations around the globe. I joined old friends in Florida to ring in 2019 over champagne and laughter in January; lunched with new friends in Chiang Dao to celebrate the Chinese New Year over long noodles and warm red wine on the first …