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

In early 2007, 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 excitement...

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...

Barbara Weibel in Nepal, with the Annapurna Himalayas in the background

Many of you have asked me to display my photos in larger format and I am happy to report that I have finally found a way to do so. On the...

Parroquia (parish church), from the main square in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil, photographers and travel writers at The Planet D, invited me to participate in a fun travel blogger exercise called “My 7 Links.” The goal of the...

Pile of trash in the back streets around Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Some years ago an elfin man approached me as I walked along a boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He could see I was puzzled and wanted to help. What...