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Enjoying tea at an old mosque in Kruja, Albania

I’ve never written a year in review article before, but for some reason I’m driven to do so this year, and when I counted up I was shocked to see that...

Dad, with great-grandson, Dominic

I have come full circle. At the tender age of 17, I fled from my parents house, determined to make my way in the world according to my own rules. Now,...

Even the elephants are celebrating the great news that we raised $7,500 to benefit Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park!

A few weeks ago, in celebration of my seven year anniversary of blogging, I joined with a couple dozen other travel bloggers to raise funds for Save Elephant Foundation. The organization...

These Nepali girls know what we in the U.S. seem to have forgotten: that it doesn't require money to be happy

Seven years ago today I strapped on a backpack and boarded a plane for six months of traveling around the world. I was exhausted from months of planning, but bursting with...

Author, Barbara Weibel, at Agua Azul Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

I am sitting in a Panera Restaurant in Atlanta, chowing down a Caersar’s Salad and bowl of creamy tomato soup, trying to figure out why I am so depressed. In late...

John and LaVonne Kunkel on the Ruth Glacier in Alaska

Once a year, during the Christmas holidays, I return to the United States to spend a month with my family. It’s a time when I struggle to answer difficult questions such...