When you walk across a border from one country to another, it is almost always confusing. It's like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and in this case the right hand is Israel and the left hand is Jordan. Each country has its own processes and requirements and jurisdiction. There … Continue reading Jordan – The Warm Heart of the Middle East
Just a few months before my and Tim's scheduled trip to Israel, US President Donald Trump announced that the US would be relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the internationally disputed capital of Jerusalem. Symbolically, this was the US saying that they recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The problem is that Palestinians … Continue reading Israel & Palestine – A Journey Through the Holy Land
Imagine being sent to the other side of the world as a prisoner, to a remote island with nothing but ocean between it and Antarctica. Imagine windy, rainy and erratic weather conditions most of the year as you spend each day in the back-breaking work of building a colony. Imagine moving the bodies of those … Continue reading Port Arthur Penitentiary Day Trip Itinerary from Hobart
Itinerary: Day 1: Fly to Seoul Day 2: Itaewon and Korean BBQ Day 3: Rest Day 4: DMZ and JSA tour Day 5: Gyeoungbakgung Palace Day 6: War Memorial of Korea Day 7: Fly out Dates: January 20-26, 2018 Our Odyssey: Between ongoing (and heightening) tensions with North Korea and the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, … Continue reading So Cold in Seoul
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: Our third and final stop in Cuba was to Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city. It’s situated in a protected cove on the southern shore of the island, only about 2 hours driving from … Continue reading Santiago de Cuba
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Miami, FL Days 3-9: Cuba (Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba) Dates: October 13-23, 2016 Our Odyssey: If you had asked me just a few years ago if I thought that I, as an American citizen without dual citizenship, would legally travel to Cuba in the near future, I would have naturally thought, … Continue reading Cuba Libre! (Or Cuba’s history of being not so libre)
Just a few of my favorites from our adventure at the Custer ghost town in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho!