When Travel Makes You Think

Unconquered Man, Khatyn, Belarus

Travel is often fun and relaxing – an escape from our everyday lives.  But travel can also be an eye-opening experience – an opportunity to gain perspective and learn about the rest of the world. […]

Saturday Scenes: Chernobyl

Chernobyl, Ukraine

My visit to Chernobyl and the surrounding area was one of the most fascinating experiences of my entire trip. In this photo, you can see Reactors 3 and 4 on the left (Reactor 4 is […]

My Soviet Sojourn Bucket List: How Did I Do?

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Early on in my career break, I came up with a list of “must-do” activities or experiences for my travels through the former Soviet Union. These were some of the things that had been floating […]

7 Super Shots From 7 Months

Happy seven month travel-versary to me! Yep, as of Saturday I have been on the road a whopping seven months. I am now past my halfway point, a thought that brings me a mix of […]

A Trip to Chernobyl

The most fascinating thing for me about visiting Chernobyl was the 90 minute documentary we watched in the van on the way to what is known as the 30 kilometer exclusion zone. It isn’t that […]