Going Streaking In A Mongolian Winter

Going Streaking In A Mongolian Winter

Photo credit to Melissa Weinmann for the photo above. The Zaisan Memorial just got served Ulaanbaatar just got served Photo Credit: LaiYuen Looi   Hello from a balmy -15ºF (-22ºC) in the coldest capital city on the planet: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! After...
New Year’s Eve At Saint Petersburg And The Hermitage

New Year’s Eve At Saint Petersburg And The Hermitage

  I’ve been to nearly every single ex-Soviet state except for the mother of them all: Russia. That changes today.   Photo Credit: Ihita Kabir The Hermitage just got served   And it wasn’t easy getting here. Recalling my first monsoon...
No Reservations In Sofía, Bulgaria

No Reservations In Sofía, Bulgaria

After the recent US elections and the shitshow that happened, all of us needed a little break. So we went to Bulgaria. (FYI, if you’re flying on the Alitalia/Bulgaria Air codeshare combo from the USA to Sofía, be prepared to endure the check-in process twice:...
The Cape Town Epic

The Cape Town Epic

  After a blockbuster back-to-back days at Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park, our group flew back to Johannesburg for a one night layover to regain our senses.     The next morning we took an 11am Mango Air flight (the low-cost carrier of South...
From Swaziland To Lesotho

From Swaziland To Lesotho

With the return monsooners all with 3 trips each under their belts!   After a beautiful yesterday at the Mlilwane Wildlife Reserve, we returned to our hostel at Sundowner’s and exchanged travel stories with the Peace Corps crew that had already been...