We all know the excitement that comes with planning a vacation overseas. Making itineraries and daydreaming about the local cuisine can be intoxicating.
Bogota is an unusual Latin American city. High up on a plateau, the weather is cool year-round, giving it a crisp autumn feel that I find exhilarating. I love to look at the orange brick buildings set against the deep green mountains and bright blue sky, and absorb the energy of this Colombian city.
Momentum, says my dictionary, is impetus gained by movement. We learned the essence of it in high school physics, when we were taught that a body in motion stays in motion...
No one knows what to expect. From a distance, the brash sounds of approaching footfalls can be heard. Each heavy step makes the stone floor seem to reverberate with a dark intent of…well…something.
Lia Krantz was the only one in her family who was not into cooking. Her mother is a caterer, her brother owns a restaurant, and both sisters cook for large organizations.
"I love the relaxed pace of life in Cuenca," says Aubree Sorteberg. Having lived in Cuenca since 2013, Aubree still finds the laidback way of living to be the most endearing quality of this city, located in the heart of the Andean mountains...
When I told people, I was selling everything I owned, leaving behind my teaching career and moving to Thailand, I heard, “No you’re not,” “You can’t”…and even, desperate pleas of “Don’t do it, you’re making a mistake.”
In 2001, I was eager to leave my corporate job. After several decades of “fighting the good fight,” that kind of work had become monotonous and fatiguing.
I've been traveling non-stop for nearly four years now, blogging for almost two. In that time, I've seen more than 50 countries over four continents.Because of my blog I've been able to explore the nature of the Azores Islands of Portugal, trek the mountains of Nepal, watch the sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat, and dive to sunken ship wrecks in the Philippines.
For more than 12 years, my days were all about meeting the requests, and sometimes demands, of others. As a communications advisor to governments, I worked for up to 18 hours a day, six, or sometimes seven, days a week. It was a far cry from my background in visual communications.