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World Peace Pagoda

UPDATED FEBRUARY 1, 2016 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Many have asked me if it is wise to travel to Nepal after the earthquake of April, 2015, and the subsequent blockade at the southern...

Tseten Tsering, artist and art teacher at Tashiling Tibetan refugee settlement

As I waited to fill my plate during the International Human Rights Day celebration at Tashiling Tibetan refugee settlement in Pokhara, kids darted back and forth through the dinner line, playing...

Jampa Chodok, Tibetan freedom fighter now living in a refugee settlement near Pokhara, Nepal

Jampa Chodok is 83 years old but he remembers his days as freedom fighter in Tibet as if they happened last week. He joined our small tour group just as we...

Join us and find out how to take a mid-career break

I went to see the new movie Eat, Pray, Love a couple of weeks ago. The movie wasn’t fabulous, it wasn’t even as good as the book, but it threw me...

Palm Sunday celebration in Mision Cinco Santos de Cusarare in Copper Canyon Mexico

When I set off on this four-month backpacking trip at the end of February, my cultural travel itinerary included Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador. I envisioned ten weeks in Mexico,...

I let my shadow lug around my backpack while I relaxed on the beach in Buron Bay, Australia

Some people have itchy fingers. I have itchy travel feet. Since returning from my six-month round-the-world (RTW) trip in 2007 I’ve continued to travel in the U.S., staying on the road...