Tibet’s 2nd Invasion

Tibetan Woman on Cell Phone

The Potala Palace, known the world over as an icon of Tibetan Buddhism, towered over the city of Lhasa casting a literal shadow on the hustle and bustle below.  Although from our vantage point, the profound symbolism of the building was lost amidst the chaos of modernity that swarmed below it.  As we stood in […]

Tibet: Price List For Tibetan Monasteries Around Lhasa

The Potala, Lhasa, Tibet

If you’re traveling to Tibet then most likely you’ll be going on an organized tour.  But if your tour company doesn’t include all your monastery fees in the cost of the tour, then you’ll want to take a look at the price list below.  Unfortunately Tibet can be a very expensive country for foreigners, so […]

How to CamperVan Across New Zealand

New Zealand Van

Drive around either island for a bit and you’ll notice that the ecosystems change rather quickly. One minute you may be cruising through sheep paddocks or a temperate rainforest and perhaps just a few kilometers later find yourself heading into some desert landscape that looks to be of another world. My wife and I found […]

How to Self Publish Your Travel Book

So you love to travel more than anything.  So much so, that you want…no need, to find a way to make it a permanent fixture in your life.  How do you make that dream a reality?  One way is to write a book.  Yes, easier said than done.  But if you’ve done that and you’re […]

Top 8 Things To Do in Bordeaux

Column of the Girondins

Located in southwestern France, 60 kilometers east of the Atlantic Ocean, this wine famous city has a lot to offer; it has witnessed many civilizations and is now a UNESCO heritage site. It was used as the basis of modern Paris’ architecture and recently, buildings in most neighborhoods were cleaned giving it the reputation of […]