Author’s note: This post is part of my series on my recent trip to Honduras. To read past posts on Honduras, click here. On my last day in Roatan, one of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras, I took a half day private island tour. I decided to take the tour as opposed to lounging around on the beach because I truly wanted to learn more about the unique Garifuna culture and heritage that makes this island so fascinating. […]
This week’s Travel Theme by Where’s My Backpack is “On Display”. I had taken these fun pictures a few weeks ago when I visited Minneapolis’ colorful Global Market in Midtown to listen to Chris Guillebeau present his New York Times Bestseller “$100 Startup”.
Ailsa’s weekly travel theme is a wondrous topic that everybody loves: Food. When we travel, experiencing the local cuisine is perhaps one of the highlights of any trip. When I travel, I like to try as many authentic local places as possible and experiment with different kinds of foods I wouldn’t normally eat or order at home. I find that eating like a local is the best way to taste your way through a new country and learn a bit […]
This post is in response to Ailsa at Where’s my backpack’s weekly travel theme: Night. While staying in Beijing, I could not get over the buzz of activity at all hours of the night. I was particularly fond of the street food markets located directly across the street from our hotel. They would begin setting up a little after dusk and by nightfall, the street market was bursting with activity and crowds ogling and smiling at the diverse offerings. I […]
Being the true wanderlust that I am, it is no coincidence that I try my best as a mom to instill my love of travel, culture and adventure in my children. Whenever I get back from a trip abroad, I make sure to show them my photographs and talk to them about where I was and what I learned. This especially holds true for my volunteer trips and travels to third-world countries, where life is dramatically different than ours. Although […]
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This week’s photo challenge, unfocused, is a fun one. Normally I delete all my unfocused photos, tossing them away and thinking they are no good. However, sometimes it is those very unfocused pictures that tell the story of what you are trying to capture. Like this photo below. My dad and I were in Beijing last November and wanted to go to the much-talked about “Ghost Street”. Getting there was half the fun. First of all, it took three different […]
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu Lucy and I hit the pavement hard in the morning, walking and taking pictures as if we were on some kind of crazy photography marathon. Lucy lives in Antigua. However, I only had one full day to see as much of this amazing city as possible. And, amazing Antigua was. I was completely captivated by everything I saw. Every step was a photographic moment. Every building […]
Finding the Hutongs at night were hard but fun! At least we had a sign to guide us in. Yet once inside the Hutongs, it was anyone’s bet on which direction to go. There were no maps nor streetlights to lead your way. In some Hutongs, a flashlight would have really come in handy! My last post on China was by far one of my favorites: In Search of Beijing’s Hidden Hutongs. As I mentioned in the post, the Hutongs, […]
For those of you who can’t make it any time soon to China and want to get a close up view of the Chinese Street Food in action, get your chopsticks ready and dig in! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KsSovX-A4s I loved the drunken commentary too! Enjoy! P.S. Getting lost and almost breaking a bone on the long hike UP to the Great Wall is coming next!!!! Stay tuned….