How to experience life on the Hanoi train tracks by way of the famed Train Street. Updated August 2021: As of mid-October 2019, tourists are no longer allowed to stand outside by the rails of Train Street. However, you can go inside one of the bars lining the tracks and watch from there. Views would …

Look, I get it. You get a lot of emails. My goal here is to provide timely tips, tales, and inspiration to help you SEEK MORE from this life. When my partner died of cancer, I realized – the hard way – that life is too short to delay dreams. I quit my job and …

I spent one month in a bungalow on Monkey Forest Road just outside the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, and the overarching lesson that I learned there was this: the jungle ALWAYS wins. Now, I don’t mean to paint my life on Monkey Forest Road as a hardship by any means. It was one of …

The food in Hanoi is – without question – some of the very best that I’ve had in all of Southeast Asia, which is why I’m so glad I went on a Hanoi food tour! Much of the culinary life in Hanoi takes place right on the sidewalk – from cooking soft-shell crabs to shelling …

I didn’t exactly win the last-name lottery. Growing up as Jenny Doolittle, I endured my fair share of playground taunts and adulthood snickers, which is why I didn’t think twice about changing my name when I got married. Even though my new last name sounded just a bit like someone sneezed, I gleefully became Jen …

As my boyfriend and I prepared to spend our holiday in the City of Light, we got a lot of questions about whether we felt safe ringing in the New Year in Paris so soon after the November terrorist attacks.