Articles By: Kelly
I strategically positioned myself on the outer left perimeter of the women, ready to box out anyone who got in my way. Knees slightly bent standing on the balls of my feet, I anticipated the throw. My adrenaline was pumping, I took a deep breath. She heaved it over her head and it sailed high [...]
“Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness” – Ray Bradbury I recently took a transcontinental flight with a 10-hour layover. My total travel time from San Francisco to Zurich would end up being 27 hours. Yes, there were other flight options, perhaps even “better” ones depending on your perspective, but I chose [...]
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), the largest church in Germany. Construction of the cathedral started in 1248 and was not completed until 1880. CLICK HERE to see more photos of Köln, Germany.
Some of the best memories of my life were made in 2011 … but 2012 turned out to be an incredible year as well! When I departed for my next big adventure, “Golden sands & European Trysts”, I had no idea the many great experiences that awaited me or where in the world I would I [...]
Video produced by VideoBubbles: Scuba Diving in the Red Sea 2012 with Orca Dive in El Gouna, Egypt
While a weekend in Istanbul is not long enough to fully explore and immerse yourself into the fascinating city, it is possible to see many of the cities sites thanks to a great public transportation system and easy to navigate streets. My good friend Evelien flew from the Netherlands to spend a long weekend with me [...]
Photo of the week: Süleymaniye Mosque as seen from Hamdi Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. To see more photos of Istanbul, Turkey CLICK HERE.
The balloon ascended slowly with the rising sun. My sleepy eyes widened in wonder as our immense basket floated across the most unusual terrain I had ever seen. The earth below seemed alien, the scenery surreal. A sprawling lunar landscape of canyons, tall rock cliffs, and curious penile formations among a fertile valley blossoming cherry and [...]
I received very sad news today, an angel has passed away. Madam Nuon Phaly, a Cambodian humanitarian and founder of Future Light Orphanage (FLO) has left this earth after a week of fighting for her life after being involved in a serious automobile accident. The accident occurred in Kampong Cham province, Tboung Khmom district, Sralop [...]
Can you even imagine a day in which the ruler of your country says that you and over a million of your neighbors have to relocate … to another country? That is exactly what happened in 1923, known as the “population exchange” between Greece and Turkey. After WWI, the Ottoman Empire fell apart leading to [...]
Photo of the week: Lycian Tomb of Amyntas, built in 4th Century B.C, carved into into sheer rock on a cliff above Fethiye, Turkey. On its walls is written in Greek letters “Amyntou tou Ermagiou”, telling us that Amyntas was the son of Hermagios. This tomb is the largest and highest, so we can assume Amyntas was a very [...]
Barfing in a bag on a bus would prove to be a bad omen. I blamed the hamburger I ate my last night in Egypt for my upchuck, and considered once again becoming a traveling vegetarian. Dasha tried to comfort me with the image of a stunning blue lagoon on the cover of her guidebook, [...]