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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 [...]

8 01, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture without some type of religion. Many people mistaken Religion with a Culture and Vice Versa. [...]

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 [...]

4 10, 2017

Grandmother Pupi’s Home in Viñales, Cuba

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Cuba|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you are going to a new place to learn about their Culture, I challenge you to Suspend All Your Previous Judgements. Fully Immerse Yourself with the Locals. Eat their Food, Drink their Drinks and try to Experience Life as they do. Stay at Casa Particular's in Cuba The best places to stay when visiting Cuba is in [...]

27 12, 2016

A Decade in Business & Travel

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Colombia, Denmark, Dharma Bum, Dominican Republic, Holland, Jordan, Los Angeles, Morocco, Sri Lanka|Tags: , , , |

2016 has been an intrepid year in Travel Adventures. Flight prices were incredibly inexpensive and credit card points made it much more accessible to book travel. I hope this post inspires you to book a few trips in 2017! Travel as I've mentioned time and time again, does not need to be expensive. It can be [...]

6 09, 2016

Chasing Waterfalls in Samaná

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Dominican Republic|Tags: , , |

There is a famous song in the 90's by TLC which advised not to chase waterfalls, but to stick with the rivers and lakes that we are use to. But what if you could have it all? I believe that we should chase waterfalls, metaphorically and physically. If we don't chase after waterfalls to places and [...]

8 07, 2015

Are the French Rude?

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: France|Tags: , |

"Are the French Rude?" I was asked this question today at a Business Meeting when I mentioned I was in Paris in April. This is a huge common misconception. I've been asked time and again when I mention travels to France. I wondered this too myself before I had gone back to France since a decade ago. [...]

14 05, 2015

Relaxation Pool at Dolphin Reef, Eilat

By | May 14th, 2015|Categories: Eilat, Israel, Middle East|Tags: , , , , |

On my third trip to Israel, I discovered the ultimate Hippie & Relaxation experience, a paradise I could perhaps disappear to for quite some time. A Spa in a Treehouse on a Beach, in the southern tip of Israel, situated in the beach town of Eilat. This spa literally blew my mind out of the water [...]

8 12, 2014

“A Path Appears” Documentary

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: Africa, Central America, Haiti, US|Tags: , , , , , |

Women make up the majority of the more than 1 billion people living in unacceptable conditions of poverty worldwide. From the Creators of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And what a little help we can offer can make a humongous impact [...]

24 09, 2013

“Travels with Epicurus”

By | September 24th, 2013|Categories: Europe, Greece|Tags: , , |

An extract I found in the back of the book "Travels with Epicurus" by Daniel Klein. A satirical irony of the mentality and outlook of Americans versus European Lifestyle. This is one of the best travel philosophy books I've picked up in awhile! Epicureanism as a Living Philosophy Today Aegean islanders like to tell a joke [...]