Post-travel depression getting you down? Me too, but I’m pulling through. Plan the next one!
Sometimes a situation can feel like a hex is upon it no matter what you do. Travel is no exception. This trip, at times, has felt absolutely cursed. Two and a half months abroad and how many things could go wrong? Well, missing your flight to Asia is a brilliant start. Someone losing a wallet…Read more »
It’s odd to come to a Buddhist country and find yourself inundated with fake Christmas trees, twinkling blue lights and holiday carols being blared at markets and shops everywhere. But it’s also kind of endearing. Christmas is a reason to celebrate. We like to decorate and eat and share gifts with our loved ones. Moreover,…Read more »
Some things have changed in Siem Reap since I visited four years ago. Namely, the density of hotels and tourists within the city. For a small city with a population of about 200,000, Siem Reap now has over 400 hotels and welcomes over 4 million visitors every year. Jam-packed Pub Street can be totally obnoxious…Read more »
The beginning of this trip has me thinking I have done the travel in my life out of order – luxury first and now on a more economical scale. Being gone for two+ months means trying to maximize the amenities and experiences of hotels and transport without breaking the bank. We are getting there! There…Read more »
I guess going 30 years never missing a flight is a fairly good track record. I was about due for this. What a confluence of events. California is in the middle of a historic drought and the rains have finally come; on my travel day. Yay? This morning required a solid four hours to reach…Read more »
For years I have been telling my favorite Farmhouse Inn and Silver Service guests that the “secret” best time to visit wine country is in mid to late November. Why is this the case? First, the crowds have gone home. The busy (aka crazy) harvest season is behind us after the Veteran’s Day holiday and that means…Read more »