Safety Tips for the Skittish Traveler

The world is a crazy, unsafe place. At times I too wish I could just bury myself in a hole in the ground and shut out all the insanity and insecurity. But the inherent problem with holes in the ground - the Grand Canyon not withstanding - is that they usually don't offer a very... Continue Reading →

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An Apology to the 14 Countries I’ve Visited More Than Once Without Doing Them Justice

I'd like to start by apologizing to Mexico. I know it is a country with a rich cultural background, amazing natural scenery, and world-class architecture. It's just that in the five times that I've been there, it was never my intended destination. I don't mean that in a 'kidnapped-and-left-for-dead-in-the-Sonoran-Desert' sort of way. It's just that... Continue Reading →

Cruising Advice For People Who Don’t Like Cruising – Tip#2

In my first installment of cruising advice for people who don't like cruising, I thoroughly - and with more than just a little scorn in my literary voice - debunked the common excuse given by reluctant cruise-goers of "There's no privacy" or some other such nonsense. In this installment I shall refute another common excuse... Continue Reading →

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