6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France
6 Books to Read Before Going to France

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

The stereotype of the French is that they are stinky, rude and have a predilection for bad comedy, but they are also elegant, thin and have a predilection for fine art and good literature. The […]

Did You Get Your Ticket Yet For The Women’s Travel Fest?
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Did You Get Your Ticket Yet For The Women’s Travel Fest?

Travel, women, a New York City festival: even just one of these themes should make any normal human want to attend a festival. But combine all three and it’s a no-brainer. This March 8, 2014, […]

An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image
An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

“The bird has an honor that is missing from man. Its song is mournful, alas, man is trapped, but the bird is free according to natural law.” With quotations like that, you can bet you’re […]

Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand
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Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand

Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers […]

A Sunday Afternoon Stroll Through Hell
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A Sunday Afternoon Stroll Through Hell

When your Thai landlord offers to take you to lunch on a Sunday afternoon, you don’t expect to end up in Hell. I had envisioned a casual afternoon of eating spicy papaya salad and having […]

A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]
A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

If you’re hoping to save money by not flying to Japan, please do not click play above. I love this video of Japan from AmnesiArt, a cinematic tour of the island nation featuring shots from […]

Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think
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Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think

Small black figures walk up and down the jagged ridge. A patch of blue sky peers down onto the blue-green slopes of the bare mountainside before it disappears behind the grey, cotton clouds. A cool […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?
How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How many Americans have a passport? This was the question a British friend asked me one day, probably based upon an assumption that much of the world has about Americans, which is that the majority […]

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer
New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

I know that it’s cliche to say (you know, given The Lord of the Rings), but is there anywhere else in the world that seems more unlike the world we know around us than New […]

The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre
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The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre

I am sitting on a bench in the Denon wing of the Musée du Louvre. It is almost noon and in front of me is The Consecration of Napoleon (otherwise known as The Consecration of […]

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