5 03, 2018

The Japanese Restaurant in Rishikesh

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , |

Rishikesh, one of India's most popular destination for foreigners and locals alike, is the place where spiritual seekers and devout Hindus come to pay homage. Known as the "Yoga Capital of the World", many that come are so drawn to this sacred place, that they come back time and again. And for some, they feel [...]

23 02, 2018

Wulai Atayal Museum

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , |

The Atayal People are an integral part of Taiwan history who have settled there far before the Han Chinese arrived. Taiwan is home to a number of Austronesian indigenous groups reported to have arrived as far back as 4000 BC. Some historians dispute their arrival as far back as 8000 BC or earlier. The Atayal people [...]

8 02, 2018

Bamboo Delight Cooking Class, Inle Lake

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , |

Traveling to a destination is not complete until I take a cooking class in the town I arrive in. While visiting Inle Lake, Myanmar, which happens to be my favorite destination in the world, I decided to spend a morning taking a Cooking Class in Inle Lake with Bamboo Delight. There's no better way to [...]

3 02, 2018

Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: France, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential religious leaders of the world in the past century with his principle philosophy teachings of "Engaged Buddhism". Born in 1926, Thich is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who had a huge impact on the Anti-War Movement in the 1960's and 70's and continues to speak out against [...]

30 01, 2018

Ai WeiWei “Human Flow” Film Screening

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Women's Voice Now is hosting their first community event of 2018: - The Human Flow by Ai WeiWei - The Human Flow: Artist Ai Weiwei’s exposé of the International Refugee Crisis Where: Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 12453 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Doors open at 5:00pm, seating is limited. This is [...]

25 01, 2018

Merchant Art Hotel, Yangon

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , , , |

Landing in Myanmar (Burma) for the first time or simply after a long flight may be a bit intimidating at first, so it is best to book a comfortable hotel ahead of time for the first night. If you are landing in Yangon as most people do, there are 2 popular options on where to [...]

2 01, 2018

Grateful: A Love Song to the World

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , |

As we approach another new year, I reflect on my gratitude. To my support system and network around the world, a sincere THANK YOU. This travel blog was created on my first solo trip to India in 2008 initially for friends and families to follow my day-to-day wanderlust adventures. Back then, the Travel Blogging community was [...]

1 12, 2017

My Dad’s Coming Home to Taiwan Tour

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even worse, persecuted if they stayed in China. Once situated in Taiwan, the country gave them [...]

22 11, 2017

My Birthday: Another Library to be Bulit!

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the past 7 years, I have donated my birthday to Room to Read, an NGO I trust 100% and am so passionate about. Their mission & goal is for every child in the world to have access to education and literacy no matter where they were born. Today, there are approximately 800,000 people who [...]

22 10, 2017

Best Hostels & Airbnb’s Around the World

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cuba, England, India, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, New York, Rajasthan, Senegal, Turkey|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most intimidating and misleading ideas of Traveling is how expensive it can be. Another concern is safety. So in respect to both, I've compiled a list of my top 13 favorite inexpensive accommodations around the world that is also safe for solo travelers. This list includes Hostels, Guesthouses, Airbnbs and Bed & Breakfasts in Lebanon, [...]