Traveling with an American Passport in the Trump Era

We all carry our identities with us when we travel. How do we reconcile the baggage that comes along with them? In this essay, I talk about the best and worst parts of being an American and how they come together to shape my experiences as I travel.

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6 weekend road trips from San Francisco to avoid crowds

6 weekend getaways from San Francisco to avoid the big tourist crowds.

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Sunsets from Around the World – A Photoessay

“Everyone of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.”~ Ryū Murakami, Coin Locker Babies Although sunsets happen everyday, as a hardcore city dweller, I don’t witness them too often. So when I do witness…

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Looking back on 2018

It’s a wrap on 2018; looking back on the incredible year it’s been.

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Weekend Getaway to Santa Cruz, California

People often ask me how I manage to travel so much with a full-time job. I am over 50 countries in, and I have worked full-time for the better part of the last decade. As much as I appreciate the millennial “don’t be chained to a desk, work from a beach in Bali” ethos, I…

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Weekend Getaway to Joshua Tree National Park

Starting off with a full disclosure here; I am not a big fan of deserts. Hot, dry, lifeless, crawling with snakes and other weird creatures, what’s to love?! And that in fact was my first impression of Joshua Tree when I went 3 years ago for a meditation retreat. I haven’t been in a hurry…

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Five places to travel to this fall

Denali National Park, Alaska I’ll admit that Alaska was barely on my radar until Sarah Palin amused the masses during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Eight years after she talked about being able to see Russia from her backyard, I finally made it to Alaska during Labor Day weekend, the unofficial start to the fall…

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Four geothermal pools you have to experience in Iceland

Marinating in a geothermal pool steaming with sulfur water from deep within the earth is a quintessential Icelandic experience. Sure you could spend a small fortune at the Blue Lagoon along with everyone else who ever goes to Iceland and look no further, or you can do as the Vikings did for a very long…

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