Tips & Thoughts
Maybe you’ve been there before: you’re traveling solo and in search of a place to sit down to a delicious meal. Popping into that restaurant you’ve heard so much about, the host, upon learning you’re a party of one, escorts you past a vacant table…and seats you at the bar where you spend the rest of the evening with your… [Keep reading…]
I know I shouldn’t have done it but I couldn’t help myself. Climbing the old stone staircase to the second floor of the Gruuthuse Museum in Brugge, Belgium, I am struck by the sunlight streaming through the nearby stained glass window, landing on the steps in a cascade of color. In only a moment I am utterly entranced. I want… [Keep reading…]
I promised myself when I got back from my road trip, I simply had to document all the dumb, strange, and pet-peeve-y things I saw travelers do while I was traveling. By the time the three weeks had come to an end, I had a whole laundry list of bad travel behavior to pick a bone with.
What sometimes happens when you haven’t traveled for a while? You lose your travel groove.
It doesn’t usually hit right away. In the hours and days right after returning from a trip, you’re still coasting around on a cloud of euphoria, filled with the excitement and pleasant memories of the past few days or weeks. And then, after about a week after stepping over your still-packed suitcase for the umpteenth time, the lightness begins to… [Keep reading…]