My wife and I spend part of the year living in France. When we started we didn’t know anyone there and it would have been easy to just hang out with other expats. But we wanted French friends – that was part of the experience, right? The only problem was that French people have a reputation for being unfriendly to Americans. So it… Read More
Cultural travel can be one of the most rewarding ways to travel. Immersing culture of a destination gives you a better understanding of each place you visit.
It was the number one experience we wanted to have when visiting Kyrgyzstan. Seeing the Eagle Hunters of Central Asia finally happened on the last day of our trip. We were driving back to Bishkek from Karokol and our guide Cholpon phoned ahead to book a demonstration by the Salburuun Federation. The Salburun Federation is the face of falconry in Kyrgyzstan…. Read More
Believe it or not, you don’t need to fly all the way to New Zealand to experience Hobbiton. The charming town of Charlevoix, Michigan has their own collection of mushroom houses that transport you directly to Middle Earth. The Unique Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through Hobbiton from The Lord… Read More
In the last decade or so, it’s safe to say that tattooing has ‘blown up’. It has become huge worldwide. It has become so common that many people nowadays seemingly walk into tattooing studios having mulled over their ‘important’ decisions for only mere seconds prior to getting their new tattoo-for-life. Others let their friends tattoo them with a machine that… Read More
“As Sayuri was standing beneath the Cherry tree, speaking to the one man she loved but could not have, a sprinkle of delicate pale pink petals fell upon them like snow…” At this point, Sebastien GRABBED the remote control, interrupting the most beautiful moment of Memoirs of a Geisha and in his French accent declared to Stefan: “One day, we too, will become a male geisha!” Male Geisha Transformation Fast… Read More
Intense traveling can lead to a temporary fatigue, where every temple, tomb, and bazaar looks similar. If you feel like you’ve seen it all, I encourage you to attend the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket. Vegetarian Festival in Phuket No matter how many times you’ve experienced it, you have yet to see all that can protrude out of a human… Read More