We take an early bus to Delphi. It’s a pilgrimage many have made before, to the belly button of the earth, the oracle of Apollo. We pass through undulating mountains carpeted in green moss. The closer we get the thicker the air becomes, weighted...

My decision to go to Larabanga was based almost entirely on the need to contradict disbelief. When I heard about the 8th century mud mosques, I asked a question that any logical person would: How is that possible? I even looked at photos, but it...

The word budget means different things to different people. While not splurging on a 5 star might be budget to some, to most it means forgoing lunch in lieu of a bus ticket or finding out what you can do around a hostel or in...

There are few rituals more famous in Mexico than the Temazcal, a pre-hispanic ritual similar to a sweat lodge. Being the committed investigative reporter that I am, I decided that it was completely inappropriate to live here and never have participated in one. So I...

I just took my first trip to Asia and it was to Thailand. I knew going into it what a tourist’s and climber’s mecca it is. I knew my greatest challenge would be finding authenticity, the places the tourists hadn’t already overrun and avoid the...

It’s funny how time and space changes. This is exactly what I was thinking when Eddie told me it would only take us two days to get back. “But it took us a month to get here.” “Thank god it won’t take that long to get...

There’s nothing better to wake up to than the organic goodness at Sandborne’s. I had a spinach, mushroom, and jack cheese stuffed biscuit. Portland is great for that – organics and homebrew around every corner. “Same as Boulder,” Eddie says with a mouthful of corn...

We arrived in Portland just before sunset, just in time to enjoy a few glasses of wine with my step-brother before the light disappeared from the sky. It was Voigner, a delicious white (which is a rare find because I never drink white.) We parboiled...