A Fresh New Look for Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel

A fresh new design for Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel

I’ve always heard it said that when I don’t know what to do, I should do nothing. Though it may sound simplistic, that idea has always worked for me, and the past year has been a prime example. I returned home to Chiang Mai, Thailand, from a trip to Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, and Easter Island … Read more

Free Photo eBook – Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet Bloggers – Available for Download

Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet Bloggers free photo ebook

Nearly a year in the making, the new photo ebook “Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet Bloggers” is finally a reality. As one of the 40 bloggers featured in the book I am happy to be able to offer my readers a free copy. New readers can receive the ebook by subscribing to receive … Read more

Meeting Up With Old and New Friends While Traveling ‘Round the World

I met Dr. Fauziah Ahmad in 2007, during my first ever round-the-world trip. We happened to be on the same city tour of Hanoi, Vietnam, and bonded when we had to fight to get a portion of our money back because the tour operator failed to deliver on promises to take us to see the … Read more

Finding My Tribe Through World Travel

For most of my life, I felt like I didn’t belong. In elementary school, I was chubby, had crooked teeth and crossed eyes, and my mother, God bless her, permed my hair into a ridiculous frizzy mass. They called me four eyes and probably lots of other names I never knew about. In high school … Read more

Meeting American Expats in Mazatlan

I’d been in Mazatlan, Mexico for exactly one day when I received an email from Nancy Dardarian. She and her husband are American expats from the Seattle area who retired to Mazatlan more than two years ago. When they first started thinking about moving permanently to Mexico, Nancy and Paul launched a blog, Countdown to … Read more