Pointing someone in the right direction is an expected courtesy, forgotten in two seconds; walking the person to their destination is a courtesy that can create a lasting memory.
A trip to one of the great museums of the Middle East helped to bring me closer to one of the greatest Americans of the our time.
How travel, armed with an interesting childhood memory, enabled me to see beyond genetics, categorical percentages and skin tone and find pride in my identity.
Eating at an American fast food chain while abroad shouldn't be shameful or make you feel basic. Eat what you like, and don't apologize for it.
A story of nearly drowning in the search of new landscapes, but emerging, buoyant, with an augmented range of view.
You’ve travelled 8,000 miles. You hear foreign languages. Some faces are familiar, some alien. Yet these masks don’t constitute the constituents of this land. Is this the adventure into the exotic that you imagined?
An ode to the man who acquainted me with travel, and not only stretched the experience of my physical existence, but connected me with my past and gave me the tools necessary to create my future: my present as it exists today.
People make judgements, conjectures and conclusions based on looks. The key is to not get too caught up in the superficial— unless you're judging a café by the quality of their latte.
It can be helpful, and easy, to connect with fellow expats, as you share many commonalities. Though you’ve just met, there exists a certain level of familiarity. But what happens when things get too familiar?
I was always interested in trains. I would religiously watch "Thomas & Friends"— even had my own toy car from the show. When I watched Mr. Rodgers, I always wondered where the trolley actually went.
Like travel, running is something that leads to novel experiences and new vistas. Here we explain how the marriage of travel and running is exciting, and why it works.
Acquiring a travel visa should be a smooth, hassle free experience. I’ve never had any issues while travelling. My most recent jaunt to Gabon, Central Africa, however, has been the most hectic experience I’ve had in my visa collecting career.
The Art from the Islamic Civilization exhibit is currently running in Seoul at the National Museum of Korea thru October 20th. The exhibit features 300 artifacts from Kuwait's Al-Sabah collection.
When the travel junkie couldn't get his regular fix. How this non-stop traveler survived that dreaded "down time" and was better because of it.
While some adopt the etiquettes and eating habits of a particular culture as a way to display their worldliness, others do what they know, remaining happily "unsophisticated."
Shy or timid. Insular and provincial. None are traits drifters like to attach to themselves. But when you find yourself away from home, people may generalize before developing an informed opinion of you.
Should one travel to temporarily escape their reality only to re-enter it again a tad more unfulfilled? Travel should be stimulating and exhaustive. Restorative and meditative. Choose your assortment.
Travel can be a hiccup in your daily grind. It can offer some dopamine-inducing novelty. Yet irrespective of your destination, interests or demeanor, there is an aspect of travel that no one can escape: waiting.
In the spirit of travel and the optic stimulation that occurs as a result, here are 7 music videos that capture either the spirit of the journey, the vibe of a city, or the beauty of a people and its culture.
Sightseeing and food are the preoccupation of choice for many travelers. People-watching is part of the joy for many others. What happens when— in a role-reversing plot twist— you become the object of interest?
I had a list. A rather lengthy list… of countries I wanted to visit. I have worked hard to cross names off that list All was going according to plan… until an opportunity presented itself to visit a place that wasn't on the illustrious who's who (my list).
Cinema is a medium many people enjoy, and there are a variety of platforms through which one can indulge. Images can communicate thoughts, concepts, and emotions with an ease that the spoken word alone has difficulty matching.
You don't have to leave the country to have a great travel experience. Sometimes it’s just as enriching to see what’s in one’s own backyard. “Backyard travel” is about the beauty of local exploration.