First came the snow, then the rain, and more snow mixed with hail for good measure. But when the clouds parted to reveal endless snowcapped mountain ranges gleaming in the fresh sunbeams, I forgave the weather for being fickle.
In 1979, a middle-aged woman, her husband, and two children boarded a plane departing Kiev to escape a communist regime in the Soviet Union as Jewish refugees. Uncertainty filled their minds as they made their way to a more accepting life in the United States as Jews.
Egypt is a place with a rich history and intrigue that extends far beyond the ancient Pyramids of Giza. I spent two days and nights exploring Cairo with my mom in July of 2015, and I’m glad I went despite the controversy over safety for tourists.
The Salkantay Trek is as much an expedition for the soul as it is a test of physical endurance. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and that is most likely due to the wonderful team at Salkantay Trekking.
To move into a van is to give up space, comforts, and solid ground. I assume people choose this life for many reasons, and I can’t speak for everyone, but for me it’s simple.
As I ached between my sheets and mosquito net, nibbling papaya that Fatuma had lovingly prepared, I realized food had transcended language.
In the Northeast corner of the South Island of New Zealand sits a small black-sand beach, snow-capped mountain town that will literally make you want to quit your current life and hide there forever.
At the risk of sounding dramatic- November 8th, 2016 changed my life. It’s not like everything was perfect and overnight it went to shit because a privileged white man won a race that he appeared to treat as a game of Monopoly. But kind of.