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Abandoned church along the way
Europe, Montenegro, Travel

Mountaintop Encounters – Kotor, Montenegro

Knowing absolutely nothing about Kotor, I enjoyed the scenic ride as my bus circled the impressive fjord of Montenegro. Rugged, towering dark mountains rose on all sides, covering most of the country and giving credit to the name Monte Negro, or “Black Mountain.” About an hour after crossing the Croatian […]

We Are Live! The Trip That Changed My Life
Travel

We Are Live! The Trip That Changed My Life

One of the reasons that I love to travel so much is that it has a remarkable way of bringing passionate, diverse and open-minded groups of people together. Another reason is that it gives me the opportunity to exchange and share experiences with these fellow travelers. While it has been […]

How does it feel?
Chicago, North America, Travel

How does it feel?

How does it feel to be back? That is the question that keeps coming my way…usually the first one upon encountering a familiar face, along with “So, what was your favorite place?”..or even broader, “How was it?” How does one summarize 14 months of experience and interaction, stretched across 26 […]

The Things They Carry
Asia, Photo Essays, Travel, Vietnam

The Things They Carry

Over the past few weeks, I have been amazed at some of the objects that I have seen strapped onto the back of, as well as the sides, front, and bottom of motorbikes in Vietnam. When something needs to be transported, it is either really large, or there are many […]