The Present Perfect

Judging by blog posts alone, you’d think I went to Kenya and had such a great time I decided not to come back to Beirut. Well, part of that statement is...

My bags are all packed and my cab will be here to take me to the airport for my flight to Kenya in an hour and a half, but there’s one...

With just a short amount of time in Turkey, we really only had time to visit one place other than Istanbul. We had debated between Cappadocia and Ephesus, but in the...

It’s been over two weeks since I got back from Turkey and I’m still sorting through and editing pictures. (I took 560.) While I’ve been slowly taking my time, wading through...

There’s nothing like a long stretch of traveling to make you really appreciate home. Wherever that home may be. After eight weeks of constant movement, constant change, constant adaptation, I really...

Visiting one of the floating markets in Vietnam was one of the things I knew I wanted to do on my travels in Southeast Asia (perhaps the only thing I had...

In the last seven weeks of traveling through Southeast Asia I’ve learned that one of the best ways to get to know a culture is through its street food. By eating...

What else can I say about Hoi An other than it’s just so darn cute? I mean, it really is cuter than cute. Perhaps a bit too much so. The center...

Huế (pronounced hway–not hue, as in a gradation of colors, as I so gracefully referred to it when inquiring to the hotel receptionist in Hanoi about the train. Oops.) is a small city...

Or so my Lonely Planet poetically described the city of Hanoi in Vietnam. In the back of of the taxi, fresh off the plane from clean, orderly, and cosmopolitan Singapore, I...