When making a pilgrimage, it is a truth seldom told that the journey begins long before the trailhead. To find whether this is fact, ask anyone who has committed themselves to traveling the twin paths of physical and spiritual endurance. It was about eight years ago when I first heard of the Camino de Santiago. … More On Making a Pilgrimage
On a recent trip to Thailand, BackpackMister and I were intent upon taking the so-called slow boat down the Mekong River to Laos. We’d been staying in beautiful, sleepy Chiang Mai, one of my favorite cities of the world. Our innkeepers at CS House helped us book a trip that included everything – a night’s … More That Time We Stayed in a Thai Border Town Prison: Part 1
When camping on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, it’s important to bring along someone who actually likes camping.
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BackpackMister and I believe in being travelers, rather than tourists. As a result many of our vacations have been what I would call hard travel: long, dangerous bus rides, food poisoning from iffy food or water, bare-bones accommodations with dirty sheets and nothing pre-arranged but the flight. I believe we’ve been richer for the experience, … More All-Inclusive at Las Hadas Resort in Manzanillo, Mexico