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. […]

My 12 Favorite Places in 2012

Kamyanets Podilsky, Ukraine

As 2012 winds down, I thought I would take a look back at some of the most memorable places I visited over the last year. From ancient castles and ruined churches to mountain villages and […]

Saturday Scenes: Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw

I visited the Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw in late December. The gray day and piles of leaves covering the ground, combined with the fact that I was the only person there, gave it an eerie […]

Indie Travel Challenge: Week 3 – Learning

Welcome to Week 3 of the BootsnAll Indie Challenge 2012.* The prompt for Week 3 of the challenge is: Have you ever studied or taken classes on a trip? What did you study, and perhaps […]

Warsaw: Somber and Inspiring

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw wasn’t initially part of the plan. And in case you were wondering, I do know Poland was never officially part of the Soviet Union. So if we want to get technical, it didn’t belong […]

Traveling on My Terms

Warsaw, Poland

Back in September I wrote a post that I never published about letting go of what I feel I “should” do. I was sitting in a guesthouse in Kuressaare, Estonia trying to decide whether I […]