With jetlag behind me, I was ready to check an item off my bucket list. What you ask? Take an authentic Thai cooking class. Thai food makes me weak in the knees. As in, if there were a way for Thai food and I to...

I believe every moment is an opportunity to learn. It isn’t about classrooms or travel if you consider every step you take is a form of travel and any environment is a classroom. That being said, some of my coolest learning experiences have been traveling,...

Two things really stood out to me when I traveled in Athens: the tools of torture and the men. Being a museum buff, I spent a good part of my time in Athens studying the history of the Greek empire. The gruesome nature of the...

We are all products of our own imagination. I knew this was true when I looked into the dingy window of the Oradea orphanage. The cool mist surrounding the farm fields had dissipated and what lay before me was a hard reality, the problematic situation...

Shortly after he got his bell rung by Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson said, “I guess I’m gonna fade into Bolivian,” which he did, until two Hangover cameos resurrected him like Lazarus. On the bus leaving Copacabana, I received a dome-crushing blow from my pack, which...

Mainland Greece and all of the Cycladian Islands are simply stunning. With crystalline turquoise waters lapping a variety of terrain, from the red pebbled shores of Akroiteri to the sheer cliffs of Sounoin, this is not an area of the world lacking in natural beauty....

It’s part of the gritty, harsh truth: that no experience can be prepared for, especially speaking about immersion in a foreign world of unknown traditions, foods, languages and perspectives about life. For me, this is the impetus to go. The discomfort, the confusion, and ultimately...