Category: Experiences

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The Camino de Santiago: Here we go!

Starting tomorrow I’m going to be walking for a month with nothing but this small bag, this not-so-small hat, a husband in tow, and the road. Why? Because tomorrow I will be a pilgrim on the 1,000 year-old Camino de Santiago walking from France to Spain (about 500 miles/800 kilometers). You won’t...

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Holi in Bangalore: the Festival of Colors

When I threw open the curtains on the morning of March 6, I knew something wasn’t right. It was supposed to be Holi—the famous Festival of Colors where people throw colored chalk at each other in the street without reservations—but everything looked painfully normal. I soon learned Holi is mostly...

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Puja at the Local Hindu Temple

Two days ago I went to a local Hindu temple with my new friend, Chaitra, the owner of the library I frequent in Koramangala, Bangalore. My original intent was to simply interview the Brahman priest about the Hindu marriage ceremony for my project. There were two problems with that assumption:...

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World’s Largest 3D Museum

It took us over a month to discover this gem in Chiang Mai, but I’m happy we did. Art in Paradise, the world’s largest 3D art museum, has been one of the best attractions in Thailand and one of our favorites so far on our round the world trip. Art in Paradise hosts...

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Authentic Amazon Rainforest Tour

Most people probably don’t dream of waking up on their honeymoon in the Amazon Rainforest to the sight of their own feet (bridal pedicure still intact) tangled up in mosquito netting strung around a hammock made for only one person. Most people probably don’t love the thought of squinting through...

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Sand Boarding in Peru

Yes, that is me, and no, that is not snow. A lot of people, myself included, are not familiar with the biodiversity that Peru has to offer prior to visiting. David Bellamy, an English botanist and environmental educator, said “If there were a planetary catastrophe and I had the possibility...