Choeung Ek and Security Prison 21, A picture into Cambodia’s dark past

Warning: this blog post contains graphic photos taken of historic genocidal sites in Cambodia, as well as photos of some victims who perished under the rule of the Khmer Rouge, which may be disturbing to some viewers.  Visitor discretion is strongly advised. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ As travelers, we are more than tourists. We are truth seekers.  Cambodia’s … More Choeung Ek and Security Prison 21, A picture into Cambodia’s dark past

Random Travel Photo of the Week: See Chicago by Segway

See Chicago by Segway. Photo by Charish Badzinski. Several tour companies in Chicago offer Segway tours. If you’ve never taken a ride on a Segway before, it can be a lot of fun. Tour companies offer a brief training session, where you learn how to control the speed and direction of your Segway–primarily with your … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: See Chicago by Segway

Annie May’s Bar: The Friendliest Pub in All of Ireland

Annie May’s Bar and Restaurant, County Cork, Skibbereen. Photo by Charish Badzinski. The Irish have a reputation for being hospitable and friendly. To experience this true spirit of the Irish, it is often said that one only need enter an Irish pub. A friendly local introduces himself at Annie May’s. Photo by Charish Badzinski. Friends of … More Annie May’s Bar: The Friendliest Pub in All of Ireland

Random Travel Photo of the Week: Bantry, Ireland

Bantry, Ireland. Photo by Charish Badzinski. On a recent trip to Ireland, I had an opportunity to visit the “sister city” to La Crosse, Wisconsin: Bantry, Ireland. Located in West Cork, Bantry boasts stunning coastal views, brightly-colored buildings in the quaint downtown and this centerpiece, the town square. While this space used to be the … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Bantry, Ireland

Destination – Italy: The Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre

Rare is the destination that lives up to our idealized version of it. But in coastal Italy, you’ll find laundry draped lazily below the open shutters of windows flanking narrow, winding cobblestone streets; snuggling couples speeding by on sporty Vespas; the scents of fresh-baked focaccia and espresso wafting from open doors, all beckoning us to … More Destination – Italy: The Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre